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How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive using ISObooter
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as77

Joined: 25 Feb 2014
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 13:10    Post subject:  

> What if additionally there's even no cd/dvd drive? (And slow usb 1.0)

Well, now I found something really useful :
- LICK-discussion http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61404&start=435
- and a good collection of Puppy exe-installers https://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Windows_Installer
_ _ _

So my troubles with the very disabled laptop may be over?
Sadly the Win7 in it stopped working. For this very machine the exe-installers came too late.

Somewhere buried behind the former Windows is a bootloader with choices "Windows" (no more available) and Slacko 5.7 (working ok). The latter brings me to the choices written in /initrd/mnt/dev_save/menu.lst

Now I need a wise decision where to download the ISO not to disturb my Slacko and its save-file. Any suggestions?
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Max Headroom


Joined: 28 Jun 2006
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Location: GodZone Kiwi

PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:08    Post subject:  

G'day rcrsn51, Please Help because I've Corrupted Me GumBoot USB ( ie. isobooter ) by intending & Attempting 2 Add a Swap Partition 2 the eNd of the USB Crying or Very sad

Now I just get

Cannot overwrite an independent Partition.
partnew (hd0,3) 0x00 (hd0,0)/Angel_Student_Eco.iso

Error 30: invalid argument

Press any key to continue...

Of Course I've Searched on the iNet, like so...

isobooter Cannot overwrite an independent partition Error 30: invalid argument Solved

4 the answer, But there's Nun

of course I've really shot a Hole in Me GumBoot, having 60 isos, Mostly working!

Embarassed K
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rcrsn51


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Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 21:26    Post subject:  

Quote:
3. If you have a large drive, you may want to make two or three partitions to organize your ISOs. But do NOT make a fourth partition! It is used by the ISObooter system.
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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 22:38    Post subject:  

Thanx rcrsn51 4 Replying, Yes I did Notice that, But didn't do it because I dunno about how it works out w/ the menu.lst file, also will that Fix the Error 30: invalid argument?

Also I should have mentioned previously while I was running the isobooter script it was sumtimes / often ( about 1/2 the time, but random whether I choose Y or N ) returning

isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD

& I did Run WinContig on All the iso files & they're Clean ie. No Fragmentation... aRe these 2 issues Related?

Thanx Mate 4 Your Wisdom!

SmileK
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 09:44    Post subject:  

?????

So when you made the swap partition, did it become the fourth partition of the drive?

Quote:
isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD

ISObooter does NOT call the isoinfo tool. I have no idea where that message is coming from.

However ISObooter DOES use filefrag. Maybe it's calling isoinfo.
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fredx181


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:28    Post subject:  

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isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD


That comes from isobooter-mod, I made some time ago (for 'Dog' support), probably Max used that.

@Max, please try to avoid confusion by only commenting about isobooter itself in this thread.

Fred

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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 19:11    Post subject:  

Sorry Guys that I've been Barking Up the wRong Tree...

I'll Tele-Transport Myself 2 the Appropriate Tread!

SmileK
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Yesterday, at 12:16    Post subject: Don't Answer Questions Posted to The HOWTO SubForum  

Hi All,

This is the HOWTO (Solutions). It's purpose is to provide a place for "How to do things, solutions, recipes, tutorials".

Among the objectives of this Forum is to provide help and advice in a manner that anyone seeking it can easily find it. One way of accomplishing that goal is to attempt to maintain some semblance of order so that people know where to look.

There are threads pertaining to each Puppy. There are threads pertaining to most applications. There's a Beginner's Forum for questions regarding how to get started. There are threads dealing with hardware issues. There's the Users SubForum for discussions about most Puppy related issues which may not easily fall into some other thread or SubForum.

This is the HOWTO (Solutions). It's purpose is to provide a place for "How to do things, solutions, recipes, tutorials".

I suggest that no one respond to questions posted here. Perhaps such silence will provide a clue to the poster to read the Title and Subtitle appearing on the Subforums.

mikesLr
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