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musher0


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Aug 2015, 21:53    Post subject:  

@rokytnji

The sentence:

> As for me, unetbootin didn't help me install the latest AntiX-15-V iso on a hard drive.

means exactly that: unetbootin did not help me, my grey cells were confused instead. Smile

BFN.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Oct 2015, 23:36    Post subject:  

This is a very good thread for USB installs of Puppy!

Thanks all!

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 19:18    Post subject:  

Anyone know what needs to be changed in the Unetbootin code so it can find drives using the drop down menus?

You have to use consol commands to get USB flash drives or hard drives selected.


Start Unetbootin from the console by using this command.
Code:
unetbootin installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/sdb1

You tell it the target USB drive you want it to use.

My USB flash drive is sdb1

Just make the targetdrive=/dev/ (whatever your USB drive is identified as)

To do a hard drive install:

Hard drive partition is sda1

Code:
unetbootin installtype=HDD targetdrive=/dev/sda1


Seems you can also go deeper into the location on the hard drive.

Example:

Code:
unetbootin installtype=HDD targetdrive=/dev/sda1/whatever/whatever

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 20:59    Post subject:  

I've been using dd lately
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/other-linux-distributions/206984-little-help-androidx86-grub-post976872.html#post976872
Unetbootin has been getting flaky lately as isos become plentiful.
Some work. Some don't. If you read the whole thread you may get a idea of what I mean.

AntiX 15 is a hybrid iso that can use dd to install to a pendrive.

Puppy? Probably not depending on whether it is a current iso hybrid. Like Android i386.

I will be blowing away that android install. It was just done as a learning experience for me. Just to see what was possible. I do not like Android on my Netbook. It is just my druthers is all. Others may be happy with installing Android. Like the dude I was answering.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 21:43    Post subject:  

Android x86 will boot off a flash drive using ISObooter.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 22:03    Post subject:  

I've only ever gotten Unetbootin to work on Windows.

Tried to boot Linux Lite the other day. Unetbootin would not see the flash drive -- or any flash drive, for that matter. This is the typical behavior for me to see, across several different systems and a few different Pups.

Once I forced Unetbootin (from Terminal, at that! It's in their FAQ...) to use the intended flash drive -- even then, the install would not boot. Unetbootin uses syslinux and leaves out some files that Ubuntu based distros need in order to be booted with that.

I gave up and used ISOBooter, worked instantly without issue, problem, or complaint.

Take rcrsn51's advice.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb 2016, 22:52    Post subject:  

Unetbootin has worked for me to install Puppy versions to a USB flash drive.
I am booting with one now.

In fact, I just used it to make a Gparted Live USB.
I ran Unetbootin in a running Puppy.

It does only want to install to a USB flash that is formatted fat32.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 00:35    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Anyone know what needs to be changed in the Unetbootin code so it can find drives using the drop down menus?


I remember that SFR had success in slacko 5.3.3 which had usb mounting by uuid support. Puppy has not usb by uuid mounting support which is needed to get the unetbootin menu disposable.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=710283#710283

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 00:36    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
It does only want to install to a USB flash that is formatted fat32.


I figured that out.

Didn't help any.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 00:42    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
Android x86 will boot off a flash drive using ISObooter.


The flash drive solution is very slow. I prefer a partition in an usb hd. Is persistence possible by isobooter? Have you tried?
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2016, 02:03    Post subject: udev-usb_id.pet  

I have packaged from slacko 5.3.3 usb_id. It works in slacko 6.3.0. I attach it. Install and reboot. Than try to attach the usb drive, mount it and simply launch:

Code:
unetbootin


It autodetects the attached usb drive. Report your testing.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Apr 2016, 18:10    Post subject: Re: Unetbootin Linux version
Subject description: UNetbootin can create a bootable Live USB drive, or make a "frugal install" on your hard drive
 

bigpup wrote:



Puppy Tweaks for installing a Puppy iso:

Unetbootin does a basic iso image burn install to a USB flash drive.
Basically it is the same as a live CD image burn install.
It does not know about the tweaks, that the Puppy Universal Installer does, to identify the install as a USB flash drive install.
These tweaks tell the boot process that Puppy is on a USB flash drive and to limit the writes to the save file or folder.

However you can manually tweak the syslinux.cfg file on the USB flash drive.

Change:

Code:
 append initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=cd


To:

Code:
append initrd=initrd.gz pmedia=usbflash


I notice that it also puts an isolinux.cfg on the usb drive. What is the difference between these two configuration files?
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2016, 00:28    Post subject:  

isolinux.cfg is the same of the iso file which unetbootin copy to the the usb stick. I think only syslinux.cfg is used by unetbootin.
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Apr 2016, 02:43    Post subject:  

Quote:
I notice that it also puts an isolinux.cfg on the usb drive. What is the difference between these two configuration files?

isolinux.cfg is used to boot a live Puppy CD/DVD.
It is in the Puppy iso file for burning a live Puppy CD/DVD.

Unetbootin copies everything from the iso file even stuff not needed for a USB install.
Unnetbootin installs the syslinux boot loader, which is needed to boot from USB flash drive.

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PostPosted: Sat 28 May 2016, 19:41    Post subject:  

watchdog wrote:
unetbootin-608-w5.pet:

https://copy.com/c7BgIkl8erzWPwCU

It contains mtools and p7zip all in one. It seems to work in a live of slacko 5.7, precise 5.7.1, tahr 6.02 (and obviously wary). It has not a menu entry: open a console and type:

Code:
unetbootin installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/sdxy


where sdxy is the usb stick where you want to install to an iso.


The listed web site says it's "down for maintenance".

Ed: Just followed some links and copy.com is gone for good.

Does anyone have a copy of this unetbootin-608-w5.pet file?

Thanks
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