Debian :: Persistent LMDE With Startup Disk Creator On Pendrive?
Jan 21, 2011
I have a 16 GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB drive. My aim is to create a portable LMDE operating system. Both for the challenge and to spread the word amongst my friends. Just today, I've converted another mate with an old Dell with stand alone LM9 LTS. On another thread, I recieved a lot of help trying to use GRUB with no real progress other than finding out that needed someone with a lot more knowledge.
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=64335 bear with me for the long description of what I have done so far. I'm trying to avoid us doing things twice. I have used Startup Disk Creator in LM9 to set up my usb. There is still a problem with persistence. Creator uses casper and syslinux to boot. In setup, it gives the option of persistence up to 4 GB file or discard.
The progress window indicates it creates a persistence file. Everything seems to go smoothly to completion and reboot. The boot-up avoids the usual live dvd menu and goes all the way to the live desktop with install Mint shortcut. Change the keyboard to USA Colemak with CapsLock an additional backspace. Reboot the PC, no remove drive and enter request on shutdown, and back to live desktop. No Persistence. Reboot. I go to users and groups and create my own user desktop. Logout of Mint and into my desktop. Change keyboard settings and go to reboot. It wouldn't let me. Needed a root password. Back to the forums to change that. More research tells me that the program creates a seperate ext2 partition labelled casper-rw to generate persistence. Some sites have called it casper.rw Run GParted. dev/sdd- Sandisk 16GB- has a single FAT32 Partition sdd1. No casper-rw ext2 partition. Amongst other things I created the casper-rw and casper.rw partitions to help it along. No effect. I removed the pendrive, and booted up normally. Re-inserted the pendrive to determine the included files.First level-
I have enjoyed setting up a live USB stick to boot Ubuntu from and it works very well but I can't make my settings persistent. The option to do that in Startup Disk Creator is greyed out, the Stored in Reserved Extra Space is just not available.
This utility doesn't work it won't format and won't boot the one time I got it working. Now it has broken my usb flash drive as gparted won't format it to anything . I tried the alternate unetbootin program and now it won't see the flash drive because the startup program trashed it. I still think the external usb devices is the most frustrating part of ubuntu and needs serious fixing. My new netbook install won't see any of my external drives.
The program damage my external hard disk brand Western Digital of 1 TB and 3 partition of that disk. I'm deeply sad and hopeless... googling a little bit I found that this is and old problem, was my first try. I have a lot, of very important information, I don't even know if is this the right group on this forum to put my question.
I was attempting to create a bootable usb drive for a friend with Startup Disk Creator. I was certain I had selected the correct drive but apparently I had not, because when I clicked "format" it began to format sdb instead of sdc. Unfortunately, sdb was my external hard drive. In a panic i force quit the format window, as i couldn't see any other option.
Now, when i access my external hard drive all I see is 4 files with jibberish titles full of random symbols. When I right click the external drive it still says its ~70% full of data, so i guess everything is still there.. whether or not it is salvageable is the question. Is there anything to be done or is it beyond repair?
I'm trying to use USB Startup Disk Creator. The problem is I can't find it! I mean it is installed on my system, the Software Centre shows that but it doesn't appear in Applications>Accessories or anywhere else I can see. So where the heck is it?
I'm trying to make a live USB of openSUSE from the 'startup disk creator' in Ubuntu. I wanna try it and see what it's like. As well as Fedora and gOS. As soon as the downloads for Fedora and gOS finish I'll try making the startup disk with 'startup disk creator' for each of those. But my problem is that I tried openSUSE and I select the .iso and it doesn't do anything.... I would imagine it should work with any old .iso, right? Or no? Can I only make an ubuntu startup disk with it?EDIT: Fedora doesn't work eitherEDIT again: Yea, requirements state that I can only make a USB startup disk of Ubuntu desktop edition
I have this problem across all my computers running Ubuntu (Lucid and Maverick installations). It works sometimes but it's hit and miss. Sometimes it will load up an iso no problem and i have a start up flash stick in no length of time. Other time's it will not load up an iso. I have tried formatting my flash drive these times but it doesn't make a difference as the drive is always recognised by the program yet i sometimes can't load an iso. When this happens i find that i generally have the same problem at the same time on my other Ubuntu installations. I find it weird. Anyway it's very frustrating when i come across another distro that i really want to try out and i cannot load the iso in the program.
I have been an Ubuntu user for a few years now, and in the previous versions I have made numerous bootable USB devices, I always thought it was so useful, and I never have had any problems.I just installed version 9.10 the other day, and it seems to be working well, but the USB bootable disk creator is messed up big time.When i try to select an .iso image to add to the source disk image area, it is just unresponsive. And when i try to do something else, like format a USB device, it says i cannot format because the device cannot mounted. But i know its mounted because i can access the contents of the drive.Anyways this was a huge disappointment as I was showing a friend how useful the UBUNTU tools are, and it does this. Does anyone know anything about this bug?
Ubuntu have a great tool (the best) Startup Disk Creator help we make a live USB for Ubuntu!My question is: can I use it for an windows.iso!? Can I use this to make an USB to Install window!?After that i will bring my two USB around, see my friend and say:"Hey, do you want a fress install Window (they will lost there license) and after that - Sr, but why dont try Ubuntu!)
Lucid 10.04 and 'Startup disk creator' is fussy which iso's it will pick up.I have tried on my PC, laptop and Netbook all running Lucid and tried several variations of formatting a Usb flash stick using gparted. I have tried fat 32 and fat 16 and have removed lpa(?) and boot flags. I have transfered the download to my 'home' directory and simplified the name of the iso to lupo.iso (yes an Ubuntu derivative). Yet the software will not recognise this iso but strangely enough will recognise other ubuntu isos in the same directory. The usb stick was previously set up as a bootable linux Puppy system so I know the stick is OK.
When I attempt to create a USB Live Xubuntu setup via the Startup Disk Creator, the settings for the Persistent drive are disabled/gray. When I perform the setup, no extra space is reserved for the persistant drive.
I've used the same USB drive for Live Ubuntu installations in the past and had no problems.
Does the USB Startup Disk Creator work with Xubuntu?
I just tried UB10's Startup Disk Creator under Admin drop down to install Ultimate Edition 26 and it worked like a charm. Now I have this distro. on a USB stick and can install it for friends rather than via disk. Also helpful for those with netbooks who do not have a CD/DVD reader. It was surprisingly painless and very fast
I want to install Ubuntu onto a partition on my external hard drive, but my CD burner is broken so I can't just boot up with a live CD and do it that way. So can I install Ubuntu onto my external hard drive with the Startup Disk Creator that comes installed on Ubuntu? And if not is there another way I can do this?
I am having trouble trying to figure out how to switch over to Ubuntu. I have downloaded the OS to my computer but can't figure out how to put it on my USB flashdrive as directed. It shows how use your USB flashdrive using Windows, Mac and Ubuntu but when I read the instructions for Ubuntu, opensuse does not have the program Startup Disk Creator.
I used "Startup Disk Creator" to make a bootabel USB drive with 11.04. I followed the guide #2 from (I use 10.04). Everything went fine while making this. I re-booted and selected this USB and selected the "Try it" button. I looked at how 11.04 looks like for about 10 seconds and did not do anything and re-booted.Now there is onlyblack screen with absolutely no text and there is nothing I can do [URL]
The only thing out of the ordinary I noticed is that when I clicked "Erase disk" I ended up with a choice of two: /dev/sdc (with no indication of free space but a capacity of 983.0MB), and /dev/sdc1 which showed 288MB free before I erased it and a capacity of 980.4MB.
This app has never worked on any system I've tried it on, but this particular machine is an LTS (10.04) with recent hardware so I'd like to get it fixed if possible.
I've created live squeeze usb-hdd and if I boot first time the udev system writes the MAC address of the network interfaces into /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules.Because I use full persistence, the file is there on the next boot and I don't get network running automatically on other computers. My problem is, howto remove 70-persistent-net.rules every time during the startup?
I tend to stay on for long time. My machine is a Fujitsu T4310 tablet. I have got all tablet features previously working properly when I was on Isadora Mint. After installing LMDE to my surprise basic features of the tablet simply worked out of the box but I'm missing a few important features like multitouch, screen rotate and buttons in tablet mode.
As far as my experience with Isadora, it needed a driver called "fjbtndrv", but I couldn't find it in the repos, moreover, I think it might need some tweeks to get it behaving properly. I found some refferences but it refers to other ubuntu based distros, which I can't use of course.
p.s. prefere a solution other than compiling it myself, it looks scary and has lots of dependencies.
So here is my situation..i was using win 7 and ubuntu 10.10 in my dell studio 1555. and i wanted to try out debian so i installed debian in my pendrive. so the grub was modified. when the computer starts it shows debian,ubuntu and win7 no problem.. but if i remove the pendrive, nothing comes up. it shows grub rescue>..
so now i cant start up unless i plug in the pendrive. what to do now to solve this problem?? i want to restore my grub to the previos state.
I am using default USB Startup disk creator for spreading new versions of ubuntu on all my machines. In 10.04, I point it to GnomeLiveCD of 600Mb, and usual 4Gb flash drive. And the application says I have not enough space.4Gb is empty, fresh formatted, with right partiion. It is OK in short. Do somebody know what to do with app?
I am having some good time with Linux Mint Debian Edition, but I want to transform it into Debian Squeeze. In my installation, I've just 7 minty packages, the rest are from debian repo. have a detailed look here [URL] and suggest me debian replacements of those 7 minty packages.
I am currently running Linux Mint Debian Edition (1 not the newly released 2). I am going to jump back to Debian testing shortly, and I'd love to avoid a fresh install. Whether I should upgrade to Stable before Testing, or just point the repos to testing and jump. Will it make any difference? If I hit a snag, I'll do the clean install.
What the hey??? I was looking to install Virtualbox via Synaptic the other day and I found a package with "~Ubuntu~lucid" next to the latest version. I have all confidence in the Mint team and I'm sure they scrutinized these packages for compatibility, but a little disclaimer would have been nice. I do not want any Ubuntu packages on my system. The least they could do was package the source code into a pure .deb.