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Unable to do USB frugal install----SOLVED
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Freddie1

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 19:50    Post subject:  Unable to do USB frugal install----SOLVED  

I have zenialpup647.5 ufei running from a CD. I choose universal and then USB.
I have a blank 4 gig USB flash drive formatted FAT32. The install process fails with the following error message "Your sda has a iso9660 filesystem. Currently only install to external vfat (FAT16/32) or ext2/ext3 filesystem is supported. Click OK to quit..."

In checking the flash drive in Gparted I don't see anything talking about iso9660, all it shows is that it is formatted FAT32.

Any suggestions?

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don570


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:13    Post subject:  

Here's a suggestion... to wipe the USB stick clean before formatting it as fat32

I got this tip from fatdog linux

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just do "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/<flash-drive-device-name> bs=1M count=1". After doing this Gparted will regard your flash drive as completely empty and will offer to create a new MS-DOS partition table - which you should accept.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:43    Post subject:  

Sure you are selecting the correct drive?
Make sure sda is the USB flash drive.
Usually sda is an internal hard drive.
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"Your sda has a iso9660 filesystem.

That indicates sda is the CD drive. That is the CD filesystem.

When you plug in the USB Stick. What is it identified as by the desktop drive icon that pops up on the desktop?

USB flash drive.
In Gparted you could make a new msdos partition table.
Make one partition using all unallocated space.
Format it fat32.
Make sure the partition is flagged as boot.

Try the installer again.

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Freddie1

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:48    Post subject:  

Thanks for your suggestion. Before I read your reply I found another to do it.
Menu>Setup>UEFIinstaller
Don't no why this is separate from the other installer but it work flawlessly.
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Freddie1

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:56    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Sure you are selecting the correct drive?
Make sure sda is the USB flash drive.
Usually sda is an internal hard drive.
Quote:
"Your sda has a iso9660 filesystem.

That indicates sda is the CD drive. That is the CD filesystem.

When you plug in the USB Stick. What is it identified as by the desktop drive icon that pops up on the desktop?

USB flash drive.
In Gparted you could make a new msdos partition table.
Make one partition using all unallocated space.
Format it fat32.
Make sure the partition is flagged as boot.

Try the installer again.



Zenialpup64 v7.5 is the only puppy version I have tried over the last 5 years that has repeatedly complained about my flash drives. I can install using DD or etcher but never from the installer that's on the desktop. It's also not machine dependant, same experience with a thinkpad, dell and this levnovo.

My next frustration is working with the save file. It gets created on the internal eMMC 32gig storage but is not recognized on subsequent boots.
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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jul 2018, 18:15    Post subject:  

Try putting the save on the USB flash drive where Xenialpup is installed.

The boot process may only be looking on the USB flash drive for the save.

You are using a menu entry for normal boot?
The boot menu entry that is RAM only boots not using the save.
It never looks for a save.

Puppy always boots and loads into ram.

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