Fedora :: Unable To Create A Boot Disk?

Jul 15, 2010

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.

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General :: Create An Image Of Slackware OS But Vmware Is Unable To Detect The Disk?

Mar 4, 2011

i am trying to create an image of Slackware OS but vmware is not able to detect the disk. it gives me below error, "Unable to detect disks or volumes on the source machine. Make sure that the source is a supported linux distribution." can some one tell me what do i need to do to create the image.

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General :: Create CD-ROM Boot Disk?

Jan 7, 2011

i have linux operating system CD. it is bootable. but i want to create a boot disk. now i can create boot disk on floppy. but i want to make CD as boot disk.

how to do that.

first i created .iso file like this mkbootdisk --iso --device myimage.iso 2.6.18-194.el5

it created iso named myimage.iso in / now how will i copy it to cd rom i am running cdrecord --scanbus

it is showing : this version is an nofficial version with DVD support. and therefore may have bugs that are not present in teh original. please send bug reports or support requests to http.... the author of cdrecord should not be bothered with problems in this version. cdrecord: invalid or incomplete multibyte or wide character. Cannot open SCSI driver.

cdrecord: For possible targets try 'cdrecord -scanbus'
cdrecord: for possible transport specifirs try 'cdrecord dev=help'.

i am inserting blank CD in the cdrom.

then i run cdrecord -v -eject speed=16 dev=ATA:1,0,0 myimage.iso

how will i come to know about dev and version information if cdrecord --scanbus is failing above.

i am having laptop. with rhel5 (2.6.18-194.el5)

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Ubuntu :: Create Custom Boot Disk?

Feb 2, 2010

We have a project we are working on and wanted to know if it is possible using the ubuntu(or any linux) boot disk.

We need the disk to first wipe the hard disk in the notebook, then perform a hardware test(testing processor/hdd/ram/display) then it should reimage the machine and reboot from the HDD.

I am thinking of using grub4dos to boot(and timeout to the HDD)

and partition image to image the HDD... but i do not know any cli software for the others...

For note the disk has to be completely automated as we don't have the headcount to recheck every machine every few minutes.

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Apr 21, 2010

I have a Samsung N110 running Windows 7 and I would like to install Ubuntu Netbook remix which I downloaded from [URL] I want to install it on the netbook in lieu of Windows so am not looking for a Live CD/USB option. I have run usb-creator.exe on my XP machine but no matter what I do I can't get the "make startup disk" to un-grey. I have selected the CD which contains the iso I unpacked, and it detects my USB drive (I:) which is 4Gb I had exactly the same problem at work when trying this with the .iso I downloaded so it isn't specific to this machine.

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Oct 16, 2009

my Fedora 11 system is not starting anylonger. It stops with the message:

Code:

VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem on dev dm-0

The system told me since a while, that a lot of the sectors of one disk of the (software) RAID compound are failed already. So tried to disconnect each of the disks and start them separately. Unfortunaltly this is not working (for one its is not working at all, the other wents the same far as with both), when I tried to recover the system with the Fedora DVD, it said no distribution found. I am quite new and do not know so much about linux system, so i do not know what further information you could need. Maybe it can be important, that both disks are encryped (the system wents so far, that I can type in the password).

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May 5, 2010

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Dec 14, 2010

I have fedora on a parition. the root / folder, and a swap. I wanna try other linux, but i dont want to delete my Fedora. So I want to back up my Fedora whole disk data, can I create a disk image for Fedora so that later I can Restore it?

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Mar 18, 2010

I'm unable to create a linux boot cd with a kickstart file. I have a working kickstart file and a working boot image (tested by booting using the network for the kickstart file), but I can't seem to put them both on the DVD.

Here are the steps I took
1. mount the *.iso file to /mnt/isosetups
2. Recursively copy all the files from /mnt/isosetups to /mnt/bootcd
3. removing /mnt/bootcd/isolinux/boot.cat
4. running the mkisofx command (used -c to recreate boot.cat)
5. put the new image on a windows box and burned to a dvd using roxio

The result was that I could enter the red hat boot menu but the server couldn't find the boot image on the cd. I could go into more detail about what commands I entered, my environment, what I tested, etc.

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Fedora :: Create A Startup Disk Of System?

Jul 9, 2011

I am currently in place where I get high speed internet connection. I am using F15 64 bit version. I've installed a lot of softwares and updated theOS completely. My question is is there any way that I can create a startup disk of my system so that I can install it in other system of same configuration.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Unable Too Boot 10.10 From ISCSI Root Disk?

Oct 12, 2010

I'm wanting to run 10.10 server from a root disk located on an iSCSI server. My server is FreeBSD 8 running isc-dhcpd and is sharing out a 20GB iSCSI disk. I've run the server install CD (currently testing in VMWare), and it finds the iSCSI share without a problem. I'm able to install the OS just fine, but the problems start when I try to boot the installation. I'm booting off a gPXE iso until I can get PXE chain-loading figured out. My DHCP config looks as such:

Code:
host mm-iscsi
{
hardware ethernet 00:50:56:3f:3f:bf;
fixed-address 10.50.3.245;

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Feb 4, 2010

After completing the installation of Fedora-FEL edition, I cant boot from my hard disk. "No bootable device found " error appears.

I have one Windows XP & 2 Linux installation in my disk.
I tried to restore grub using "setup (...)" command.but same error repeats.
Even I cant restore Windows XP using "fxmbr" command in... recovery console .

But I can boot from that drive by "chainloader" command in grub. code...

Running above command in grub terminal boots my hard disk ("hd1" is my "unbootable disk")

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Oct 4, 2010

I have a 80GB HDD on which I have installed Ubuntu10.04. I have about 45GB space remaining. I am trying to install Fedora13. I create : 2GB / partition - 2.4GB swap partition. I want to create 6GB /usr partition and it says not enough disk space? Why is it giving that message?

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Mar 4, 2010

I got this information of creating raw devices and then starting the service service rawdevices start.But there appears to be no service 'rawdevices'. Please can anyone help me with this?Is there anyway I can create an disk /dev/sda7 and then link it as a raw device?

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Aug 30, 2010

Last night when I turned on my lap top (5 year old Acer TravelMate 4650), it was not able to boot up (10.04 LTS). No system files could be read and a lot of error messages was displayed. In fact, it has done a few checks for disk error lately during boot up, but no further warnings given. I gave up recovering, and simply re-installed Ubntu 10.04. I was wondering if this could be related to a virus attack?

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Fedora :: Unable To Create ISO Files Using K3b?

Jun 5, 2010

I am using k3b on Fedora 13. I am trying to create a DVD iso image from mpeg2 files. When I try to do this I get the following error.

Devices
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LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1653S CS0R (/dev/sr0, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL) [DVD-ROM, DVD-R Sequential, DVD-RW Restricted Overwrite, DVD-RW Sequential, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R Dual Layer, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW] [SAO, TAO, RAW, SAO/R96P, SAO/R96R, RAW/R16, RAW/R96P, RAW/R96R, Restricted Overwrite] [%7]

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Fedora :: Unable To Create Files

May 30, 2011

Inside, www/html folder as an ordinary user i am not able to create files.using vi editor, as root in terminal, I can work there.I am using scite text editor. How to give access to that folder for the general user?

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Jul 23, 2010

I have a fresh install of Fedora 13 64 bit. I am unable to create VPN profiles in network manager as a normal user.

To test: Logging in with gnome as root, I am able to create a VPN profile in Network Manager Logging in with KDE as root, I am not able to create a VPN profile in Network Connections.

Problem: Logging in as a normal user with KDE, I am not able to create a VPN profile in Network Connections. On the VPN tab, the Add... button is greyed out.

What is required to add VPN connections under KDE on Fedora 13?

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Feb 8, 2011

I downloaded fedora14 iso and burned it straight to a cd but on reboot, it booted from my hd. My bios is set to boot from cd first.Next I extracted the iso to a subdirectory and burned that to a cd, creating a boot disk using the img file in the [BOOT] directory. When I rebooted, I got a cursor in the top left corner of the screen and nothing else

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Apr 18, 2010

I am trying to scrape all of the info off of an old Fedora disk so that I can referb the box and put new stuff on it, but for some reason I can't get the permissions (even as root) to write to the disk.

It is currently mounted under /media/backup and I can browse it all I want, but still can't write.

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Jul 6, 2009

I cannot seem to get past the "creating File System.." window on a laptop upgrade

Setup: Thinkpad T23 (dual boot) upgrade from fc10 using DVD iso.checked with checksum and burnt by K3b.

History/actions taken:

Burnt iso to DVD and install/upgrade froze "creating File System " froze after approximately 10 minutes.
(completely froze and had to use the power button!)

Checked disk OK on laptop, tried again, same fault.

Bought another DVD.(different die) and tried again, same fault.

Tried another laptop HD, (full install not dual boot) , same fault.

Removed partitions with fdisk, but still no luck.

Tried disk on a spare HD on my PC and it works, I get into the window allowing software selection!

Tried a "Linux Format" fc 10 disk and that works, also tried a PCLinux LXF disk which also worked.

The laptop does not report any problems at bootup and I do not not what else to try

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May 17, 2010

I just downloaded the new fedora and proceed to install it into a free space of 11GB on my HDD. As such the partitioner is unable to create more than 1 partitioneven if free space is available, it reports not enough free space seen if its present. As such it can create only one of the three partitions i.e., swap or / or /home duw to which cannot proceed ahead.' Some more details me running Xp as the other OS on my system.

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Aug 7, 2011

Two nights ago I installed the KDE Spin of F15 and it all went smoothly. Then, I decided to try and use Windows' bootloader (it was a dual-boot) instead of GRUB. So I booted into Windows, spun up EasyBCD, added the correct entry for Fedora, and overwrote the MBR. I rebooted and tried to boot into Fedora, only to realize that the Windows Boot Manager had a failsafe that sensed when it didn't boot into Windows, and it stopped me from booting into Fedora.

At first, I booted into my live USB and tried to get GRUB back. After a couple Konsoles full of GRUB telling me that it couldn't mount the drive and install itself, I decided I was probably doing something wrong and it would be much easier to just reinstall Fedora.

I deleted the Fedora partitions I had made earlier from Windows (because it was already running). Then I booted into my live USB and tried to install Fedora. I clicked "OK" to make a partition (that would mount at /boot) that was 500 mb. It told me there wasn't enough space, but sitting right next to one of the already installed partitions was more than 190000 mb of space. So I tried to redo the partition with 250 mb, then I tried to make the swap partition and the main one (that would mount at /). I kept getting the error. I decided maybe it was a problem with the USB, so I rebooted into Windows and reinstalled the ISO onto the USB (with unetbootin) and repeated the process, only to get the same error.

P.S- I tried to use the option to "Use Free Space" as well as doing it manually and got the same error. Also, I saw another thread where a person with my same type of compute (a Lenovo Y560) had a similar problem. It might be possible there's a hidden partition for Lenovo's purposes? Anyways, the other user's solution was to move the an extended partition somewhere. I'll be posting an fdisk soon, in case I have the same problem as the other user. The other user used GParted, but it looks like I can use Easeus too, which I already have installed.

P.P.S- Here's the fdisk in case it will help:

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 640.1 GB, 640135028736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders, total 1250263728 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

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Nov 17, 2010

I'm trying to upgrade, but have this issue: usually I download the DVD iso, run checksum, burn it, test the disk, and when found ok, I run the upgrade. Now, however, I keep getting "disk not ok" at 95% of the disk test. I have downloaded and verified the iso twice, used 2 DVD's, 2 different DVD-drives, 2 different computers and keep getting this error at 95%.

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Feb 4, 2010

OS: Debian unstable 32bit, kernel 2.6.32-2, grub 1.98 from late january 2010 (only have working net-access from work now, so I am grabbing information from memory). EXT3 and EXT4 support is compiled into the kernel along with chipset/scsi/sata support (not as modules), and I have tested to boot ext3 with it before proceeding. Prereq: my old disk started to have too much S.M.A.R.T errors, so I bought another one, put in a USB cabinet, added swap and ext4 partition/filesystem to it, and copied over all data from the old system to the new that was mounted at /dest using the command "find ./ -xdev -print0 | cpio -paV0 /dest". Swiched disks, so I now have the ext4 disk sitting at /dev/sda (partitions: sda1 => ext4, sda2 => swap), and booted into rescue-mode from cdrom, using /dev/sda1 as root with a shell on. After doing this, I performed the following commands:

mount --bind /dev /dest/dev
chroot /dest

modified the /etc/default/grub to instruct the kernel to boot using ext4, ran grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
ran update-grub to modify /boot/grub/grub.cfg (which looks as it should) After doing this, grub finds my partition and mounts it. It however stalls with the message: "warning: unable to open an initial console" and does nothing after this point. I have no ramdisk, but my old kernel booted fine from ext3 (and still does if I copy it to a ext3 partition), and since the ext4 support is compiled into the kernel - should I really need a ramdisk?

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Mar 3, 2011

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