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#1 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Stuck with 9 forever? Want to move to Statler, can't get USB booting » 2011-03-07 22:01:27

That's certainly a solution. Not quite the one I was looking for. If I have to buy a external drive I might as well buy a new SSD and start over!

#2 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Stuck with 9 forever? Want to move to Statler, can't get USB booting » 2011-03-07 21:00:51

Nope. dd method again. Trying to only change one thing at a time.

Bios automatically looks for USB and attempts to boot from the flash drive.

I've found a solution to my issue... but... because I'm using an ISO it's read only so this fix won't work either sad

#3 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Stuck with 9 forever? Want to move to Statler, can't get USB booting » 2011-03-07 19:02:21

Thanks for all your suggestions. I know it's nothing to do with my drivers/bios, as I said I've gotten 9 on here without any issues, using the exact same hardware.

So.. I tried EXT3 and EXT4. No joy.

But then I saw that I should be dd'ing to sdb not sdb1 and looking at my bash history I may have been making that mistake.

Anyway, I started again, did EXT4, made sure that the 'boot' flag was present and tried Arch linux as suggested here....



I now know I have a booting USB stick as I get

    ISOLINUX 3.68

But then I get

    No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I didn't know what to do so I tried 'boot' and got:

    Could not find kernal image: boot

So... USB stick works... but the ISO is not doing what it should?

#4 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Stuck with 9 forever? Want to move to Statler, can't get USB booting » 2011-03-06 10:35:23

Replies: 26

I'm having zero luck with the dd method to get Statler. Despite many attempts.


* Dell Mini 9
* 2GB USB stick (was what I used originally to get #!9 working in the past, works for hacking AppleTV, etc.

The last attempt:

1. Gparted: Wiped USB stick, created new partition table, created new partition, FAT32, primary partition.
2. Used the 'dd method' to add .iso to the stick - no errors
3. Rebooted and chose 'USB device" for boot.
    3.1 Or just allowing to boot with USB as first boot device
4. Message:

    Missing operating system
    Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    For Realtek RTL8101E/8102E PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.08 (080408)
    PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
    PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.

Now all I can do is remove USB and I'm back into #!9

Since CrunchBang 9 I've been stuck with 9. Nothing will get onto a USB stick in a way that's recognised, I've used the Unetbootin, USB-creator and 'dd' methods and each have failed as there is something at the very start that prevents the USB from being recognised as a bootable, startup disk. I've tried Ubuntu netbook remix, Ubuntu server, and Windows isos and NONE have worked. All get me back to this more, fundamental error.

I think once I'm onto Statler I'll be fine, updated look super easy, but... I'm stuck in 9 land sad

Don't get me wrong, I love 9 and have been using it for over a year, I'm very happy. But if I can't get 10 I might have to wiped everything, somehow, and start again... but at the moment I don't even have the tools to do that other than replace the physical drive with a fresh disk that doesn't have some nasty looping GRUB/Loader that prevents me from doing anything but boot into CrunchBang9.

Can someone recommend a method to nix what I have on boot disk and grub and that will allow me to use a USB stick to start afresh? Can I kill GRUB or whatever is preventing the USB from being recognised?

#6 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Installing Statler from LiveCD on a USB drive » 2010-12-13 14:07:42

Replies: 2

I've been struggling with the Statler upgrade for a while now. The wiki was very useful for getting a live image on a drive, I'm running the live Statler now and it's perfect, no issues with hardware at all.

I'm now stuck at the install phase.

I've seen you just reboot and choose 'Text Install'

But I'm always asked to find CD-Rom drivers. And if I skip that and try to load the conf. it asks for hmm//cdrom/etc...

Is this because I am using a CD image? Should I be using USB-image? I've looked for help on this but I think I'm missing something obvious. I'm sure I installed 9.04 from within the live environment itself.

Any hints?

#7 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » gb keymap on Apple keyboard » 2010-06-24 18:30:54

Replies: 0

I know this is [Solved] and an old thread, but could someone point me to a solution to my problem?


Running a Mac Keyboard. Despite choosing Mac in console-setup I'm getting the wrong layout. I've got GB, which is right, £=£ $=$ etc. but, classic Mac problem, " and @ are reversed.
So, I'm infering, locale is right but PC/Mac is not.

My settings, hopefully relevant here! are:

_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "evdev", "apple", "gb", "", "lv3:ralt_switch"

Anyone with a Mac keyboard in the UK got a solution for this? And, when it works, where does your # end up?

#8 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » !# on the Dell Mini 9 » 2010-05-01 16:33:24

Brilliant! Thanks xploded - this is just great.

I got pretty much everything working out of the box but your little tips have added a few extra tweaks that I'd not considered, the wifi firewall tip is especially good to know.

#9 Re: Tips, Tricks & Scripts » [Retired] HOWTO: Bluetooth » 2010-05-01 14:57:30

This looks like quite an old thread so I'm not sure if it's the right place to ask or not...

I've got an Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and I'd love to get it working under #! - I've looked at the general Ubuntu FAQs and there seem to be some issues...

Bluetooth is working fine, my Netbook with #! can see my Mac, but not the keyboard.

Anyone had any luck with this?

#10 Re: Introductions » Hi from a n00b in Brighton, UK » 2010-05-01 13:53:23

Hi All

Thanks for your kind welcomes. I've managed to get #! installed it's working pretty well, not problems so far except Flash playback (very jerky on iPlayer and YouTube). I'm assuming this is because I have a low powered machine and Flash is doing software rather than hardware decoding, I'm going to try some HTML5 video sites now to test that particular theory.

winotree wrote:

CB Lite runs circles around other distos I've used these many months, making my older, smaller netbook seem more than it is.  Here's hoping the same for you!  wink

Yep... it's running nicely. I'll add my system details to my sig. I think.

Thanks again all... good to be here. Hope to hang around a learn a bit from what looks like an excellent community.


#11 Introductions » Hi from a n00b in Brighton, UK » 2010-04-29 22:17:32

Replies: 5

I've just installed #! on my Dell Mini9 netbook. I removed WinXP immediately and went to Ubuntu with a 'netbook remix' distro, then I went to Jolicloud which had potential but had lots of authentication bugs. Back to Ubuntu and now #!

I'm actually running this off USB/Live... not even sure how to install it yet... but, fingers crossed you'll see me back here. I'm a big fan of minimalism and doing more with less so '#! lite' looks like a good distro for me.

Fingers crossed for the install...

good to be here


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