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How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive using ISObooter
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aarf

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jun 2011, 12:09    Post_subject:  

mageia1 failed with
Code:
menuentry "Magiea 1 KDE ISO" {
 loopback loop /mageia1.iso
 linux (loop)/boot/vmlinuz   boot=boot initrd=/boot/cdrom/initrd.gz iso-scan/filename=/mageia1.iso noeject noprompt splash --
 initrd (loop)/boot/cdrom/initrd.gz
}

got a fair way then stopped soon after this line
Code:
cantrun'/etc/init.d/rcS': no such file or directory

any tips or clues
it this one. under 700mb ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/Mageia/iso/1/mageia-livecd-1-KDE4-asia-noindia-cdrom-i586.iso
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aarf

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Jun 2011, 12:31    Post_subject:  

Quote:
cd to the directory containing the ISO then execute this command:
dd if=mageia-iso-file-name.iso of=/dev/<device node of the usb stick>
more info at http://www.mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=mageia_installation_media havent tried it yet.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 11:27    Post_subject:  

on the grub2 flashdrive.
extract this memtest86v4.10 (from fedora15live) into /memtest86v4.10 and boot with
Code:
menuentry "Memtest86 v4.10 fedora15" {
 linux16 /memtest86v4.10
}

make sure the file names and code links are the same.
bz2 in Xarchiver0.5.2svn-r28705 in puppeee4.4rc2 has changed the file name to the .bz2 name .
originally the file was named just memtest.
memtest86v4.10.bz2
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 18:34    Post_subject:  

tried and failed with fedora15. thing called dracut couldnt be satisfied
so just dd it to flash
Code:
dd if=Fedora-xxx.iso of=/dev/sdb

boots ok.
tried and failed with watchdog. boot goes a long way then stops.some boot parameters wrong couldnt figure what. .
Code:
Code:
sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi disk sdc
Done.
      Check root = bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
      or issig modules, devices: cat /proc/modules ls /dev
     
ALERT! does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.3-4) Built-in shell (ash)

Enter "help" for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh : can't access tty: job control turned off

(initramfs) _ <<<(blinking cursor)

which isthe same fail i had in grub 1 here different code used for grub2 though.

dd failed on watchdog too
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 21:11    Post_subject:  

One thing I want to know and has not been stated.
Will the version of grub you are supplying for download
coexist with grub that came as part of lupu 520?
I just do not want to install the pet if it replaces the default grub.
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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 21:39    Post_subject:  

8-bit wrote:
One thing I want to know and has not been stated. Will the version of grub you are supplying for download coexist with grub that came as part of lupu 520? I just do not want to install the pet if it replaces the default grub.

I believe that the two packages are independent, but I'm not going to swear to it. The script grub-install is in both packages. However I don't think that Puppy uses the legacy version for anything.

Boot off the Live CD, install the grub2 package and test it yourself.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 08:33    Post_subject: How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive using GRUB2
Sub_title: USB
 

Nooby,
Your English is much more readable
than when I first started tracking your postings. Laughing

Your experiments to use a USB pendrive
to enable booting into an unmodified M$ system is interesting. Very Happy
Very safe, method. M$ is tough to re-install when MBR is altered in error. .
The use of the "fake" frugal install is good.
Using this method, you may be able to develop a USB pendrive system
loading Puppy and Parted-Magic (Gparted)
that can be used to trouble-shoot and repair a M$ XP system,
without any chance of damaging that M$ XP system.
You only need to copy the core OS files across,
in preparation for the USB pendrive to scan for them.
Neat. Safe. !!! No Modified MBR or nt-loader.bin

I have used that "fake" frugal install in making TinyCore work.
TC on a USB pendrive will also scan the HD for core files vmlinuz/initrd
(by different names), like your 'fake' frugal install.
I have been told by TC that it can be forced to "find" the core files locally on the USB pendrive,
but I have not been able to manage it yet.

Perhaps, eventually, you will have have Puppy on the USB pendrive
mounting and running the core files from the pendrive, itself !
That would be a great tool for IT support on-the-job. Smile
Sounds like that is your ultimate goal in this little project.

glene77is Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 14:34    Post_subject:  

Code:
tune2fs -l /dev/sdb1
is going to give you
Code:
Inode size:             256

which means you cant grub-ordinary boot things on your grub2 flashdrive.
references: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=262324&sid=b5cdbb41194ef3eb2f09505ecaf59b6d#262324
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=517809&sid=4774202afb11bf37d171a59360a3f4c9

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 15:31    Post_subject: Re: How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive using GRUB2
Sub_title: USB
 

glene77is wrote:
Nooby,
Your English is much more readable
than when I first started tracking your postings. Laughing

Your experiments to use a USB pendrive
to enable booting into an unmodified M$ system is interesting. Very Happy
Very safe, method. M$ is tough to re-install when MBR is altered in error. .
The use of the "fake" frugal install is good. ...
glene77is Smile


Thanks but without rcrsn51 there had not been any experiment going.
And him learned from Lance if I remember his name correctly whom have some relation to Pendrivelinux so without them? ...

My part is more like a selfish child that like a new toy that allow me to boot things that would not boot without Grub2 and I am a stubborn guy I did not want to install Ubuntu to a Pendrive just for to be able to boot Ubuntu in frugal on the HDD if one only need to install the grub2 itself and have plenty of room or something else on the usb apart from on the HDD for testing.

So thanks those that made it possible I only had naive wishes that made it possible.

And as I get it is it really implemented completely. Some codes get invisible so either it is me or something Lance or rcrsn51 has to change becaue I have no idea what goes wrong when it get invisible. You add an entry and it is not there when you look for it.

It could ahve to do with layers if puppy loops that one loop hide another that would show the code? I am not structured enough to sort it out.

And too few care anyway.

PS haha don't tell me my English is less confusing that triggers the worst English to come out instantly Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 05:38    Post_subject:  

aarf wrote:
Code:
tune2fs -l /dev/sdb1
is going to give you
Code:
Inode size:             256

which means you cant grub-ordinary boot things on your grub2 flashdrive.
references: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=262324&sid=b5cdbb41194ef3eb2f09505ecaf59b6d#262324
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=517809&sid=4774202afb11bf37d171a59360a3f4c9

Aarf good that you told us. I have heard about that 256 thing before.
Something in the links fails just now. Could you look it up?

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 05:40    Post_subject:  

I need to find the proper boot code for puppeee 4.4 for grub2
I want test it on a SD card in my Asus pc 900

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 09:45    Post_subject:  

Hi Nooby

1)What size is the SDcard you wish to use?
2)Is it formatted to fat16 or fat32?
3)What puppy do you normally use on your Acer netbook?

Am going to try to guide you through the steps to install and boot
puppee-4.4 from your SDcard for use in your Asus 900.

Will suggest that you use the Puppy that you have installed
on your usual Acer laptop/netbook
to prepare the SDcard for use in your Asus netbook.

HTH - very best regards - Ray
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 09:57    Post_subject:  

oops - just realised the origional post was refering to Grub2.
I was going to suggest the use of grub4dos, mainly because
it seems easier to use.
Might be best if I start a new post for this.
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 11:15    Post_subject:  

I have reused their own boot and it took me this whole day to set up
due to me know so little and had to improvise.,
But now I write from within snow puppy 5 on my Asus eeepc 900
and booting frugally from same sd hd that them use for User
the otehr one only had some 500MB free while User have 12GB out of 16 GB.

So now I can add any puppy and also maybe Linux Mint using frugal but I don't trust that LM 12 can refrain from writing often?

Booting puppy frugally I hope it does not write so often but I have to check up on this somewhere?

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2011, 19:52    Post_subject:  

Right On ! to Nooby from Sweden ! Smile
So, you are using Grub2.
I prefer Grub4dos to anything. Cool

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