I'm trying to create a DSL flash boot. I've had a couple of attempts with no success. I have a 2GB Sandisk flash drive, which I've formatted with a single FAT32 partition using GPartEd in Fedora. I've then used UNetBootin to put DSL on the drive. Neither my desktop nor my EeePC will boot from this. In both cases the BIOS is claiming that there is "No BIOS file" on the device. The files have copied to the drive OK, and I can't see anything obviously wrong.
I am trying to create a boot-able flash drive of Windows 7. I have the .iso and the flash drive.[URL].That article covers the creation process rather well, however i have one problem. I cannot seem to get ms-sys installed to create a boot record. I download the newest stable build from Sourceforge, navigate to the directory, and execute the make command. After that it says to issue the install command, and it quits with errors.
I'm still quite new to Linux. What could I be doing wrong?
I'm trying to create a multi boot usb flash drive that has two iso's one with a Oracle (redhat) 5 update 3 32 bit install DVD and one with the 64 bit DVD. I've been searching for awhile and it looks like pendrivelinux.com had the easiest that just throws a grub boot loader on the usb with a menu.lst. Of course like most utilities there are no examples for any redhat on there and seeing how I'm not booting to an iso of an install i'm trying to boot to the install dvd i'm not having very much luck. Any thoughts of how my menu.lst entries should look. Or if you have an easier way let me know. I'd like to stick with ISO as anytime we update to a newer version i can just swap iso's. Here's an example they have in their for ubuntu. Obviously things like the .iso and vmlinuz location i've got but all that stuff after the vmlinux i'm clueless on.
title Boot Ubuntu 9.10 find --set-root /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso map /ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso (0xff)
I need to setup my zip disk to be bootable with dos. How can I do this with Fedora 11. I tried downloading dosemu with freedos however dosemu complains about a memory error. I am working on an old box with no floppy, no cd/dvd burner, and has a IDE ZIP 100. The zip disk contains the appropriate sys files and command.com however they are not on the boot sector.
I am running Fedora Core 13 and I am having problem creating a bootdisk. As I enter the command mkbootdisk, I receive the error "command not found". I even tried to enter the full path i.e /sbin/mkbootdisk while logged in as root and I still get the same error.
A while ago I made the jump from Mandriva to Fedora. I am very pleased with Fedora, but some things do not seem to be as easy as with Mandriva. Maybe I just got to find my way around and am not aware there are packages that will do what I want, so I think it is a good idea to ask here..Well - I have a multi-boot system. There are a few partitions to test out different Linux versions (like specialised music distro's with low-latency kernels). As a result the MBR gets overwritten by other installs now and then.In Mandriva it was possible to create a simple boot disk without any images - just a "link" or "jump" to vmlinuz etc. on the root partition from the main Linux system. I think only the MBR part was written on the floppy. It was very easy done in the control centre by choosing fd0 in stead of hda as boot medium.
This disk whas a life saver if the MBR was overwritten by another OS intall. I just put in the floppy and boot from that floppy strait into the standard grub menu and so I was able to re-create grub (by doing the same process but pointing to hda in stead of fd0 as boot medium).
Is there a way to create the same simple boot disc under Fedora 14?
I have recently setup a dual boot system that consist of Windows Vista and Fedora 12, I am looking for a solution that will allow me to create an entire restore image for both OS's on an external hard drive. I am looking for something that is easy to use, stable, and free. I have looked at clonezilla and have used Norton ghost 2003 in the past which is not supported with Windows Vista.
I'm going to try and install fglrx again, however last time it killed my system, giving me a 'display not detected' error on my monitor with no way to reach a non-grapgical tty to edit xorg.conf.Is it possible to create a custom grub entry that will boot Fedora 15 with the Radeon drivers in case fglrx once again trashes my system?
I have a USB flash drive, which is bootable and I would like to copy the whole drive to a different drive.Can I just do a low level dd copy between both USB memory drives, or do I need to make an ISO of the source, and then put that ISO on the destination? I figured I could ask in less time than trying, and exhaustively testing to make sure I had it right...
I have Fedora 13 and XP installed on my laptop. Right now it only boots to XP but I have a Fedora Live CD so is there some way I can use the live cd to boot into Fedora and edit or install grub to show up at boot?
i have a usb modem 3g huawei k3520 that is installed on FC13 minimal only shellli have see that my modem is config with dmesg ....
now i want to create a conection to my provider on boot ... can anyone help me find the files where i create my conection and how can i make my modem to conect autom on boot...???? i m newbie and i don t no very well the shell....
I'm just interested if there does exist any utility for creating bootable flash drives? I mean, if I could make somehow LiveCD with KDE desktop on openSUSE? I used Ubuntu and it had it's own utility with nice GUI, it just needed any bootable .ISO file or bootable CD/DVD and it created LiveCD on USB flash drive. So is there any chance to find something similar?
I work in a computer service center and it'll be very helpful (I think) to have bootable USB Flash dive with operating system to log into dead operating system partitions. Of course I have Windows LiveCD, but it has as much bugs as it's parent big brother.Oh, I forget to post my operating system versio. I'm using openSUSE 11.2 x64 with KDE version 4.3.5
I'm working to setup an small PC as a kiosk, I was able to create an USB pen drive with ubuntu 10.10 with a persistent area and I made all the changes I need, everything works but if the PC loss power in most of the cases the file system is corrupted. Now I'm trying to generate a non persistent USB drive, but I'm having some problems.
I was able to install remastersys and create an ISO image of my system (dist) but when I tried to create the USB drive using different Programs, in all cases I get the boot menu but it never complete the login, it just try to keep booting. The only messages I saw when I create the iso image is a bunch on chown operation fail from remastsys, I'm not sure if it is part of the problem. How to create an USB read only from a persistent one ?
An uncaught exception was raised: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/media/e6f6ac46-4bfc-487b-9c81-aab706ead9e3/boot'
The above is the error message I get when I try to create an usb-flash boot drive. I downloaded the iso for Mint10 and use the "create startup disk" program to create the boot drive. I can see both the iso and the flash drive within the program, but when I click on "create disk" I get the above error message?
Did anybody tried installing the latest adobe flash named Square for amd64 systems? I was interested in knowing whether there is any improvement in the performance. I also want to know how to replace my existing 32 bit wrapper based flash on 64 bit browser and install this 64 bit flash.
I have a Dell laptop with Windows XP installed, and for various reasons (Help: I borked my WindowsXP boot when installing OpenSUSE 11.3) I can not install a GRUB boot loader to the first hard drive (hd0).
I currently have a second hard drive in this laptop with a perfectly working OpenSUSE 11.3 instance, but no way to boot into it. I remember back in ancient times, a common option with Linux distros was to create a boot floppy to boot into Linux rather than installing GRUB or LILO to MBR. Since this laptop doesn't have a floppy drive I'd like to do the same thing with a USB stick. Is there any way to install GRUB (or something similar) to a USB stick? What I am not asking here is whether I can put a full, bootable Linux instance on a USB drive - I only want a boot loader on USB that launches to the appropriate mount point on (hd1).
I am trying to use a Sandisk 2 GB USB flash drive to boot this system but the system is ignoring the drive. The system boots fine from the CD or from the first hard disk.
Here are some details:
ASUS P6T SE mother board Cooler Master HAF case Ubuntu v 9.10 64 bit Sandisk 2GB USB flash drive
I have plugged the flash drive into a convenient front panel USB connector, right next to where the floppy drive is plugged in. I used the USB Startup Disk Creator to copy a disk file containing Ubuntu 9.04 Live CD onto the flash drive, then I used install-mbr on that drive. I can use the usual tools such as nautilis to examine the contents of the flash drive, and for fdisk -l I get:
Disk /dev/sdh: 2000 MB, 2000682496 bytes 64 heads, 63 sectors/track, 969 cylinders Units = cylinders of 4032 * 512 = 2064384 bytes
which seems to say that the flash drive is bootable. I am suspecting that the problem is in the mother board and/or BIOS. The BIOS is set up to boot in the following order: CDROM, removable device, first hard disk. I thought that "removable device" included USB drives but the system seems to ignore that drive. There are lots of USB connectors in this system. There is a keyboard, a mouse , a loudspeaker set, a floppy drive, and the aforementioned USB flash drive plugged into various USB connectors on both the front and back sides of the cabinet.
I am trying to install Lucid Lynx from a flahs drive. I formatted it so there were no old files on it (used to have 9.10 which I successfully installed from it). I made sure the bios was set right- boot from flash. I have Lucid Lynx on it yet when I reboot the computer (flash drive is plugged in) it will not boot from flash and start installing the new distro, it just keeps going back to show me the screen for 9.10 (no gui just asks for a username and password which I have forgotten lol.