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#26 2013-01-12 14:31:06

pvsage
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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

@azure:  I see this is your first post here at the CrunchBang forums.  Welcome to the herd!

Both Statler (stable) and Waldorf (testing) should run perfectly fine on that netbook.  The only concerns I have:
1.  With such a small SSD, I'd actually go with a single partition rather than having a separate partition for /home.
2.  Wifi may or may not be an issue.  Do you know what wifi/WLAN chipset it has?

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#27 2013-01-12 19:15:03

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Admin has banned my previous account azure, he said that I'm a spammer, lol smile

Anyway, I'll try to install on Acer One, and post the result here. Cheers.

pvsage wrote:

@azure:  I see this is your first post here at the CrunchBang forums.  Welcome to the herd!

Both Statler (stable) and Waldorf (testing) should run perfectly fine on that netbook.  The only concerns I have:
1.  With such a small SSD, I'd actually go with a single partition rather than having a separate partition for /home.
2.  Wifi may or may not be an issue.  Do you know what wifi/WLAN chipset it has?

Hi and thanx for welcoming! I didnt mentioned that SSD has broke and OS is booting from USB flash, 8gb. I'll surely go with one partition, but since the machine has 1gig RAM, is it OK not to use swap(USB is slow)?
And, WiFi is atheros.

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#28 2013-01-13 00:50:05

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Sorry your previous post and account got deleted/banned; we moderators try our best not to ban real users, but we ourselves are real users and therefore human.

In my experience, CrunchBang should be quite comfortable with 1GB RAM without swap, so long as you limit yourself to fairly light usage (i.e. "typical netbook stuff") - for example, don't try transcoding complete DVDs. tongue

Atheros wifi typically plays very well with Debian.

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#29 2013-01-13 00:52:34

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

I was the Moderator who was human in deleting the account, it appeared to be an ad.

If you want your original login back, I can ask corenominal to restore it. 

Please accept my apologies.


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#30 2013-01-13 16:06:23

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Apologie accetpet, thanks on that. I've stucked on "Load installer components from CD"...

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#31 2013-01-18 23:13:13

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Hello...just registered so i figured id make a quick post per the registration suggestion. I also am trying to make a handy usb multiboot tool. I am using YUMI. Already succesfully put windows 7 and xpsp3 on a 16gb sandisk blade, i had added crunchbang since it looked like the sort of distro i could get down on with my netbook, hpmini 311-1000NR. I goofed and didn't read the #! and it got caught up at the CD issue. Just went through the windows steps and will try to install on my next boot. Hopefully it will work. If it does indeed, and Crunchbang perhaps i am liking....maybe ya'll can help me with some instrunctions/pointers for continueing my multiboot tool creation. Ideally Id like to have ubuntu/Crunchbang/ winxp/7/maybe 8/ all on one using YUMI, but i'm open to suggestions to make it all work. Thanks!

*EDIT*

Well, the install went fairly well, no hiccups during, but it asked me if i wanted to write grub to the mbr, and i said sure, becaue windows 7 loeader was there, but now all i get @ grub is crunchbang and recovery....grr...well ill have to look around and see if this hasnt happened before. But It feels pretty good...video playback on Iceweasel is a little slow, but video on VLC is sweet from flv downloaded from same source. Off to see if i cant fix my grub....also gonna see if i cant make an iso from the successful usb install to save for putting it on my multi if thats possible, i read about using ISO MASTER, gonna to save it at least in case i have to use Boot Repair to fix grub.

*EDIT # 2*

Turns out all I had to do was install grub on dev/sda/ and then update

sudo grub-install /dev/sda

then

sudo update-grub

When i did the installation, initially i was doing a manual install....but for some reason when i decided to use 80%(never used that determinator before) of my free space, it listed the remaining gig as unusable...but i wanted to make a swap partition too. So i went back and let Crunchbang do the recommended on the free space. Instead of creating 1 primary partition and then a swap part., it created

dev/sda4

1 is system reserved for windows 7,
2 is 7,
3 is my media partition

And then it extended sda4 into 2 partitions, 5 as crunch, and 6 as swap i think.

Anyways, great distro!

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#32 2013-01-21 18:14:00

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

the directions failed. either that or the new 20130119 waldorf 32-bit modern device iso is bad. i'm assuming the problem is the iso to usb instructions.

i followed the instructions, several times, having reformatted with gparted several different ways, and what happens is it boots to a screen where i can select "live, install..." (3 options) and i choose install. it hangs for about 60 seconds, then i see some funky colorful pixels glitching out at the top of my screen, with the menu still all there. the glitch seems to repeat. anyway, it is obviously failure at this point.

i'm guessing that mounting/unmounting might be an issue. one problem i'm having is that when i load gparted, it comes up with a bunch of errors regarding the device and bugs within the code of gparted.  somebody needs to be way, way more specific [about how to put the iso to usb].

as an additional note, i think it pertinent to say that crunchbang has a history of being horrible with usb devices, so i think it would be wise to focus on trying to fix this.

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#33 2013-01-21 18:27:23

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

i am so extremely annoyed at people telling me to "simply dd" or rtfm. if i could, once and for all, understand why i keep having horrible usb problems then that would be fantastic. and no, i don't think it's bad hardware, because sometimes, when i spend days trying to solve this problem, i finally stumble upon something that works (and then completely forget what i did because it was just trial and error for 48 hours straight, with no clue as to what secret sequence of things i did that made it finally work).

Maybe you should develop a more systematic approach to your learning that allows you to document what works. These instructions work repeatedly for many people.

The issue you are experiencing in gparted is probably: "xxx partition table on sdb". This is fine. I get it too, and others. So lets begin again:

Are you using the same iso each time? If so, download the iso again. Do not use your browser to do this. Instead use:

wget -c http://crunchbang.org/download/get/crunchbang-11-20130119-amd64.iso

Or use Torrent. Torrent is probably best as it is designed to not bugger up downloads when they stop and change speeds, etc. Make sure you only download 64bit if you have 64bit architecture.

Once you have downloaded the iso, make sure you check md5checksum.

md5sum /home/username/downloads/crunchbang-11-20130119-amd64.iso

(Or wherever it is)

Check the md5 output against the md5checksum on the Crunchbang download page.

It may be useful to identify your graphics card and machine, and perhaps start a thread on it, so others can help you. 

Please remember that everybody here contribute to the distribution for nothing. VastOne, who wrote the tutorial, is not working for #!, and appreciate that angry responses such as yours do not really warrant a response. The issue is you, your approach, or your computer.

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#34 2013-01-21 18:36:20

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

"this issue is you, your approach, or your computer".
false.

yes, i was just thinking i could use a more systematic approach, but i wasn't anticipating this being a life long struggle.

also, you assume i didn't torrent it. i did.

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#35 2013-01-21 20:20:02

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

inserting the usb, and clicking on the "CrunchBang" icon in thunar gives the error:

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Failed to mount "CrunchBang".

Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmsg | tail  or so

[Close]

--------------------


proposed solution: eradicate the drive / format it / something, but remove crunchbang and try to clean it up, because this is obviously bad, so i want to get back to a fresh clean start.

-screenshot of gparted with sdb selected

-delete, apply, apply, close. no errors.

-formatted to ext2, label: ginger. no errors.

-unplugged. plugged back in. appears the same.

-got md5sum of original torrented 32-bit modern waldorf iso:
1f5a0527c7709f2c23fed252a79da2c8  crunchbang-11-20130119-i686.iso
from site:
1f5a0527c7709f2c23fed252a79da2c8

-confirmed match. (this is the same file i used earlier, i have only now confirmed the match)

-unmounting iso from within thunar... "eject volume". no errors apparent.

-running ls to check device location:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jan 21 11:25 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_Edge_1101930C9FF316DB-0:0 -> ../../sdb

-error in dd command:

sudo dd if=crunchbang-11-20130119-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync
dd: opening `/dev/sdb': No medium found

-running locating ls to see if it's still there:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Jan 21 11:25 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_Edge_1101930C9FF316DB-0:0 -> ../../sdb

-confirmed it is still there.

-attempting dd command one more time...

sudo dd if=crunchbang-11-20130119-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync
dd: opening `/dev/sdb': No medium found

-same error

proposal: will attempt to run dd command while usb device is mounted (aka visible in thunar)...

-unplugging usb device. no apparent errors. no messages.

-plugging in usb device. thunar window pops up, opened to 'ginger' (the usb device), with pop-up saying the mounting was successful.

-running ls command to check usb location:

sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/*usb*lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root  9 Jan 21 11:37 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_Edge_1101930C9FF316DB-0:0 -> ../../sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jan 21 11:37 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-SanDisk_Cruzer_Edge_1101930C9FF316DB-0:0-part1 -> ../../sdb1

-proceeding to dd command:

a@z:~/downloads$ sudo dd if=crunchbang-11-20130119-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync

(the operation pauses. i assume it is writing to the usb device.)
(no hard drive accessing apparent. i assume this is because there was hard drive accessing the first time i did this, but i am guessing it is all now in RAM.)
(after about 2 minutes, the following appears in the prompt:)

195+1 records in
195+1 records out
821035008 bytes (821 MB) copied, 126.69 s, 6.5 MB/s

(i am not immediately returned to the command line. after about 15 seconds i am returned to the command line. the whole operation is now complete)

-thunar appears to still show ginger as mounted. refreshing thunar... no changes.

-closing and re-opening thunar shows the same thing. searching the contents of ginger shows nothing, just like before the dd command.

-unmounting ginger.

-a pop-up flashed on the screen but was only visible for a fraction of a second, so i could not read it. i am assuming it was ejected successfully, and that that was what the pop-up was about.

- physically removing the usb device "ginger".

- waited 5 seconds.

- physically inserted usb device into same slot. pop-up says 'mounted automatically'. thunar window pops up with new label for device "CrunchBang", with a bunch of folders shown: i.e. debian, dists, firmware, etc.

-data appears to have been copied successfully.

-opening gparted to see if there are any errors there regarding this device...

-there is an error message. the error message is in the form of a small window. screenshot being taken...

error reads:
gparted error "recursive..."

-selecting cancel.

-i am wondering if this is a problem with gparted and not a problem with my media aka the usb drive and CrunchBang installation iso.

-selecting sdb on the drop down menu in the upper right of gparted.

-i feel pretty sure that if i try to install crunchbang from this usb device that it will fail, and fail in the same fashion that it has failed in the past, with colorful video glitches at the top of the screen after selecting "install".

-closing gparted.

-ejecting volume.

-physically removing usb device.

-attempting install on eee701sd, booting to usb as allowed in BIOS.

-first attempt at booting shows blank screen with blinking cursor at top left, nothing more.

-went into bios to confirm it should be booting from the usb device

-no changes made, but this time it boots to a crunchbang install selection window and the menu appears to function (allowing me to select one of 3 options).

-pressing enter on 'install'. no immediate change to display- seems stalled.

-predicting audio click and visual glitch as before...

-after about 45 seconds, audio click then video glitch. sorry, my only camera is the one in that netbook.

-confirmed build# on install menu (which is still fully visible while video glitch is recurring): BUILD: 20130119.

my apologies, i can't get a video of the error on the netbook because my only camera is on the netbook itself. i will also note that the master computer i am doing all this (setting up, not attempting install) from is running crunchbang waldorf testing 64-bit, the build just prior to the current january 19 build

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#36 2013-01-21 20:38:30

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

on the install menu, if i select memtest or live session, it works. (whereas it crashes if i select install)

when i run live session, i will note that there are some extremely suspicous errors. suspicious because those are the errors i'm used to seeing when i boot from the hard drive - running the crunchbang that is on the hard drive. those are the errors that i would like to eradicate by re-installing crunchbang. the errors pertain to sdb write caching or something.

the eee701sd netbook has an older version of #! on it, and it has been having serious problems reading the usb drive. usually what i do is keep plugging in and unplugging the usb stick to different slots until one finally works. however, i don't think this is a hardware issue, because the bios has no problem reading from any usb drive (i can boot from usb).

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#37 2013-01-21 20:42:23

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

The error you are getting in gparted is not the problem. It's the same one I mentioned before. I get it too, and others do. Not really sure what is the matter. It could be an issue with your computer, even though you have Waldorf installed already. I guess that probably isn't the problem. Another could be the iso itself, or some bug in corenominal's spin of it. Who knows. In the meantime though, lets go about it slightly differently. No promises, just a shot in the dark really.

Try formatting to fat32 instead of ext2. If you want to format it to ext format, then do ext4. But try fat32.

If you're getting some mounting issues, lets mount it manually. This is strange though, as Thunar is mounting it, so I don't really get what is the issue.

So let's mount it manually:

blkid -o list -c /dev/null

Will give you the uuid's of each partition. The bottom most should be your usb (sdb).

Now, make a place to mount it:

sudo mkdir /media/usbx

Mount it:

sudo mount mount device_node /media/usbx

Where 'device_node' is, put the uuid you get from the first command.

Then try again with dd.

There is some discussion above of the usb needing to be unmounted. So if this doesn't work, try dd with the usb unmounted. To do this you use umount (not unmount). There is lots of pages on this basic stuff if you google a bit.

Other than that, maybe it is a buggered usb or iso, or graphics or whatever. In future, it makes it easier to respond if you are very succinct with your problem.

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#38 2013-01-21 21:14:36

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

One point that users often underestimate is how long it takes to write 750MB to a flash drive.

anon428again wrote:

when i spend days trying to solve this problem, i finally stumble upon something that works (and then completely forget what i did because it was just trial and error for 48 hours straight, with no clue as to what secret sequence of things i did that made it finally work).

I always let the flash drive sit in the port a good 5-10 minutes after issuing the dd commaand, and have never had any problems with a live image of Waldorf or Statler either booting or installing properly.  Perhaps, in your fatigue, you simply let the computer idle long enough for the disk cache to fully flush?

as an additional note, i think it pertinent to say that crunchbang has a history of being horrible with usb devices

There's a lot of precedent here showing the above statement is false; in fact, people are more likely to have trouble with successfully writing a CrunchBang image to DVD.

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#39 2013-01-21 21:21:19

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

^ Agree with both points pvsage, well said.  In fact, I have unplugged the usb with enough data to still boot, but then have half a system installed.

As far as #! having any more or any less issues with usb devices, I say it has no more than any other OS or distro, and 99.9% of those issues will come down to user error

This thread, several more like it on the forum and the IRC channel has been filled with more successful installs with the dd method than any usb application.  I would highly recommend following pvsage's advice and let the usb finish before removing it.  I wait 5 minutes after the last flash of fast blink on the device.


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#40 2013-01-21 21:52:35

pvsage
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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

VastOne wrote:

I wait 5 minutes after the last flash of fast blink on the device.

(emphasis added)
Thanks VO, that's what I meant to type.  Supposedly the transition from fast flash to slow flash means the cache is flushed, but copying data to a thumb drive or media player has shown this is not the case.

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#41 2013-01-22 06:36:07

anon428again
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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

dura wrote:
sudo mount mount device_node /media/usbx

that didn't work for me, it just pulled up the help text for mount. i did replace 'device_node' with uuid.

i agree i have had better luck with FAT32. there is also a setting for partition table type(?), which i always set to msdos to avoid problems, as per the word on the street.

are you suggesting that after i get the "copied" response below, i still need to wait 5-10 minutes?! if i do have to wait beyond it saying "copied", i would like to know how to verify if/when it is done. i would like to have a better handle on this than guessing in the dark.

sudo dd if=crunchbang-11-20130119-i686.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync
195+1 records in
195+1 records out
821035008 bytes (821 MB) copied, 126.69 s, 6.5 MB/s

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#42 2013-01-22 06:46:04

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

The "sync" is supposed to keep the feedback from appearing until after the cache has completely flushed to disc; unfortunately, this doesn't always happen.  Most USB flash drives have an indicator light that blinks rapidly during data transfer and either slows or glows steadily when idle; as I mentioned above, relying on this as an indicator (as one used to rely on the disk activity light with floppy disks) also isn't 100% foolproof.  Your best bet is to waid until the drive light stops blinking rapidly, than give it at least another 5 minutes after that.

I'm sorry that I can't give you anything more solid than that. ops

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#43 2013-01-22 06:51:06

anon428again
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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

my usb flash drive has no light. i had one with a light and it failed so i don't trust those kind.

i tried FAT32, waiting about 15 minutes after dd. same exact problem: random colors glitching at the top of the screen after selecting "install" on the boot menu.

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#44 2013-01-22 09:53:05

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

used unetbootin and it works.

the installer is much different, and ghetto (going off the screen on my 800x480 netbook), of course, because it's unetbootin based. but whatever.

still  neutral because the dd instructions do not work. i'd still like to see this issue being taken up, rather than given up on.

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#45 2013-01-22 12:44:28

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Yes, you put it succinctly.
Suck what?

Excuse me? Are you terrorizing people for trying to help? And being mildy offensive?

my usb flash drive has no light. i had one with a light and it failed so i don't trust those kind.

Hahahahahhahaha.

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#46 2013-01-27 13:55:10

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Yeah, don't trust USB sticks with lights on. I know what you mean perhaps. It's the flashy gizmo SanCruzer types.

Here's what I do:
1. sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sdX, where X is the device name. No other instructions. It seems to help to have preformatted the USB to FAT 32, although I couldn't tell you why. I just get better results when I do. Then I wait 5-10 minutes after the cursor reappears but sometimes do a sudo -k because you can't be too sure.
2. If that method doesn't work, I use UNetbootin, which works for most distros but not Arch, which is based on simplicity, as it says in the Arch encyclopedia (Vol. III, page 687).

There's very little that won't work through one of those two methods on my 64-bit. However, my 32-bit from 2006/2007 is hit and miss and currently houses CrunchBang and Arch.

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#47 2013-02-27 20:53:46

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

hey there --

i searched through this post before i decided to pipe in, and didn't find any reference to what i am about to mention, so if it's there and i inadvertently missed it and am redundantly posting this information, please forgive me...

i've had excellent luck with the universal live usb creator [for Windows] that can be found at:

Pendrive Linux

again, it is a Windows utility, and it has a long but finite list of supported distributions that it supports -- if you try to use it for an iso not on the list, which is an option, you roll the dice and take your chances...  but CrunchBang *is* one of the supported distributions, and the utility will even download the iso for you as a part of the process if you haven't already got it...  if the distribution supports persistent data, that will be created by the utility, as well...  interestingly, CrunchBang *used to* have persistent data support there [i know this because i had made one with 3 GB of persistence on a 4GB drive, which i lost or overwrote or something], but now it doesn't...  i wouldn't know why it changed...

i've used this utility many, many times and had great luck with it...  i found it better than LiLi and Unetbootin, easier and more intuitive...  alas and alack, i don't have windows on either of my computers any more, so i'll be dd'ing along with the rest of you from now on...   wink

anyway, i wanted to put it out there, as it definitely lubricates the live usb process...

peace --

-- khs


> while :
> do if windows sucks then mv windows /dev/null;
> apt-get install crunchbang; fi;
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#48 2013-03-09 14:25:57

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

lcafiero wrote:
VastOne wrote:

I am not sure you can use multiple partitions or select a specific partition on a USB with dd...  I have never done it and a quick search does not show a procedure.

I don't think you can. So if you do a dd with, say, a 16GB USB drive, it's only going to write the iso taking up as much space as it takes and the rest of the space on the USB is unusable. Hence, it's usually beneficial to buy a smaller drive (1 or 2 GB) for installs.

The word "unetbootin" is one of the few words that automatically precedes my face going into my palm. It works for some, never has for me, and as mentioned in the thread already, YMMV.

You can make a partition to dd the iso into, then flag it as a boot partition.

When I last tried this, the live system worked fine but the installation didn't, telling me to "Re-insert the installation CD" or something like that.

E:
Also, I don't remember ever needing to use sudo when dding to other than the system drives.

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#49 2013-03-11 03:53:23

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Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

anon428again wrote:

my usb flash drive has no light. i had one with a light and it failed so i don't trust those kind.

i tried FAT32, waiting about 15 minutes after dd. same exact problem: random colors glitching at the top of the screen after selecting "install" on the boot menu.

I'm having a problem when trying to install Crunchbang in my asus eeepc 4g.

Or it says it can't found the release file when i do the text install or it shows, like anon428again said : random colors glitching at the top of the screen after selecting "install" on the boot menu; when i do the graphic install

Any help please?

I need a OS with vlc and that plays youtube because with the eeebuntu 3.0 with firefox 3.5 in my assus eeepc 4g, youtube didn't play because of html5 i think. And there was no way to install vlc.

thanks in advance

asib

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#50 2013-03-16 17:16:58

Marcadam
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Registered: 2013-02-06
Posts: 17

Re: How To prepare an ISO to USB - Linux & Windows Instructions

Hi VastOne, thanks for your tutorial. With Unetbootin, I was stuck because it kept asking for a CDROM after a correct start from the USB stick. I copied the iso to the USB stick : ~/Downloads$ sudo dd if=crunchbang-11-20130119-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdg1 bs=4M; sync
187+1 Datensätze ein
187+1 Datensätze aus
787480576 Bytes (787 MB) kopiert, 119.041 s, 6.6 MB/s
But in spite of being activated in bios, the USB stick is not recognized. Is there an additional step to observe ? Thank Marcadam

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