I use dd command to write dvd 2 and 3 on 2 usb sticks, synaptic only have "add cd-rom" command, so ... which uri I can use to specified the usb as a repository to install from synaptic and apt-get ....
I have a fresh install of Squeeze with CD1. I have no root password to open admin apps, so I set one with 'sudo passwd root' and then I'm able to open them, but only once. I have to set the root password every time prior to opening an admin app. Am I doing something wrong? Could I be missing a package?
I want to try Debian on my Asus Eee netbook and I'm trying to follow the instructions in URL... But just copying the ISO file to the USB drive then trying to boot from it doesn't seem to work. I just get "Missing operating system".
The Eee can use an external optical drive as well but that failed also. I'm sure I need to do more to prepare the USB drive or CD? Can I prepare the USB Drive or CD on my Windows system, and make it boot on the netbook (which has another Linux distro on it now)?
I have tried: 1. zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sde and copy the image file debian-testing-amd64-netinst.iso to the usb-stick. 2. and manual whit syslinux /dev/sde1And also various builds of testing and it can't load the image file. always i get the error message "Filed to copy file from cd-rom"And i cant ether install 6,01 Before the image debian stable 6,0 worked and several testing builds before the stable release 6.0.The boot process work flawless but installer can not find the iso according to error msgI have verified the iso file with md5sum and made sure to write out to de stick whit sync.And haven't changed my bios boot that worked before.
i was writing a .img file to my usb stick with ImageWriter, but it didn't seem to do anything so i clicked the close gtk button and pulled the stick out of my pc. now my pc gives my an when i try to open the stick. is there any way to fix this. I can use win xp pro, win xp media center, win 7 starter, ubuntu 9.10 and ubuntu 10.04
I have done a big big mistake (I could beat myself up for that) with my netbook and now I am sitting here, not getting openSUSE installed on it.
I wanted to try another netbook linux and installed (more by accident than intentionally) Easy Peasy Linux. This system is not bad, but cannot work with the wireless adapter in my netbook. However, I then wanted to install openSUSE 11.4 again, which ran fine on the netbook. But the install always gets stuck in different stages and I don´t know why.
Sometimes a failure message comes up: "filesystem is read only, rebooting in 120 seconds", but I am not really sure if this is for the harddrive or the usb stick. In other occasions, the bootprocess until install gets stuck at "starting KDM". Nothing happens then... thats it.
I already have reformatted the usb stick and copied the openSUSE Live CD via Imagewriter on it again... no success.
So now I am really confused, because I don´t know if there is something wrong with the harddrive? Or is it the stick itself? How can I find this out?
If it is the harddrive, how can I at least refomat it? Remember: no CD or DVD drive, just USB stick...
How can I find out if the image on the stick is ok? I already tested the install media and it said: "checksum ok"
I'm about to ditch Freenas as my NAS software and make it an Ubuntu server box. The mainboard is an Asus AT3ION-T dual core Atom board. Freenas runs happily from USB stick. I have no optical device to install Ubuntu from and would like to install Ubuntu Server to a USB stick.
I have a computer missing a HDD and I would like to be able to use it until I have bought a new HDD. I have seen it is possible to install the contents of a LiveCD to a usb stick, but is it possible to install a normal debian system to a usb stick and make it bootable? Example: can I make BIOS find my usb stick and make it the master HDD and then install debian on it by booting with an installation CD?
The advantages would be the possibility to modify the operating system and storing files, which is impossible when using a liveCD.
Debian GNU/Linux Kernel 22.214.171.124-rt13.2 My PC does not beep when I plug in the USB stick. The stick is formated to vfat. The mount point is established in the fstab. The reply is: "/dev/sda1 is not a valid block device"
I just installed Shotwell and I copied some photos from a usb stick. I set the permissions to read/write but it won't save as read/write and Shotwell won't except photos, says its unsupported.
I get this error:Error interpreting JPEG image file (Improper call to JPEG library in state 200) now I think the file was corrupted, because other files on the usb stick open OK.I deleted the file. who knows what caused the corruption.
I Installed Debian on my laptop using a USB-stick. After the installation, everything seemed ok, though it didn't boot anything, it was just waiting with a flashing marker. I put in the USB-stick and rebooted the system and it worked for some reason, GRUB started this time. Now i've had the system like this for a couple of weeks, I have to put in my USB-stick in order to be able to get GRUB to start, but can remove the USB-stick when the OS has started.
The only thing I could think of, was that GRUB was installed into the USB-stick. So I removed the USB-stick when Debian was started and and reinstalled GRUB using aptitude. Still didn't work. What could be wrong?
When I plug in my USB stick (with fat32 filesystem, labeled flash8p1) and then try to mount it from the Places menu, I get an error box that pops up: Unable to mount flash8p1 Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
I don't understand what the dmesg is telling me, but here it is for those who may understand:
I just got my Gnome-flavored Squeeze running this morning, and I'm still working out the configuration. I have disabled automounting and autobrowsing of removable media, but anyway this problem was occuring when I had automounting enabled. I have the OS installed to a 4-GB microSDHC card plugged in to the front of the computer. The computer is a Toshiba Mini NB505.
edit: And now, I just plugged the flash8p1 into a different USB port, and it mounted from the places menu. I wonder, though, if this is related to the fact that I had first mounted it from the command line.
I tried to build a bootable USB stick using Code: Select alldd if=~/Desktop/linux/debian-8.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.img of=/dev/disk1 bs=1m as mentioned here: URL... but this does not work on my MacBook 3.1, late 2007 model (yes, I am using rEFIt and my CD drive is dead). The error message upon trying to boot from the USB stick using rEFIt says something like 'unable to load bootia32.efi'.
The workaround: I took the "bootX64.efi" from here:URL... on the USB drive and renamed it as "boot.efi".I copied the "debian-8.0.0-i386-xfce-CD-1.iso" to "/efi/boot" on the USB drive and renamed it as "boot.iso".So now my USB stick has 2 files only: "/efi/boot/boot.efi" and "/efi/boot/boot.iso" and nothing else.Now I was able to boot from the USB stick get into a GRUB prompt.
The installer starts fine and I choose my locale, keyboard etc. until it starts to scan for the CD drive and I face...The error message says that a CD was not found (as expected).I fired up the shell offered by the installer and mounted the USB stick to "/mnt/usb" like this:
Code: Select allmount /dev/hdb1 /mnt/usb
It works and I can see my ISO file in "/mnt/usb/efi/boot/boot.iso".I tried to mount the ISO image to "/dev/cdrom": Code: Select allmount -o loop -t iso9660 /mnt/usb/efi/boot/boot.iso /dev/cdrom
waited for a while and killed (control + c) the process and found that my "/dev" folder has been flooded with files named like the string "loop" followed by some digits (loop1245, loop8766 etc.).Can the Debian installer be somehow tricked into believing that the ISO file on the USB stick is the mounted CD?
I cannot get an install past looking for CD on any of the iso's I've tried. I have burned many iso's of other distributions onto a USB Stick and installed them so easily. Yet when it comes to Debian it is always a no go with me.
I think that Debian being up with the times would or should know most people that burn iso's just use an USB Stick it is easier and convenient. Therefore, they'd write the scripts to use them too without the "iso" thinking it is an CD/DVD that it is needing CD / DVD drivers to finish an install else abort.
I am running a Gnome desktop but do not have the gnome metapackage installed. Recently I have noticed updates wanting to install Gnome 3 versions of some of my applications including gnome-terminal and gnome-system-monitor. I want to stick with the Gnome 2 versions and Gnome 2 in general. Is there a way of doing this without reverting to Stable?
I want to get a running Squeeze onto a bootable USB-stick to test it, to make desirable adaptions and adoptions and only when I feel, that everything is okay, install that over my existing Deb-installation.
The DVD however offers only an "install" over an existing Linux-system, destroying that. Really hours and hours of Google aso. brought no solution to a - in my opinion - simple task.
I want to transfer the content of the DVD onto the USB-stick, make that stick bootable and THEN enable me to act like the system on the stick were my real OS, including of course making changes to the configurations. Only when I'm satisfied with the result, I then want to overwrite my existing system.
I've been trying to work out how to get a "full" debian installer (ie, not a netinst installer but as much as you'd find on say, the first CD) onto a bootable USB stick.Most of the tutorials I've seen work with the netboot installers only.The installer works until the "Detect and mount CD-ROM" step where it wants to mount a CD drive. Won't accept /dev/sdb or whatever device the USB stick is.
Using live-magic with the option to include the installer.The installer works until the "Detect and mount CD-ROM" step where it wants to mount a CD drive, as above. This confuses me, since why would live-magic include this capability if it didn't work for a USB stick?
I am trying to encrypt partitions on a usb stick using squeeze. I will be installing Arch on that stick, but as I am using Debian as the OS to do the encrypting I thought here was the best place to ask. I've not had any dealings with encryption before so i'm a little lost. It's not working as I would expect basically - here is the error mssge :
spoovy@peony ~ $ sudo cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain -y -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sdb5 WARNING! This will overwrite data on /dev/sdb5 irrevocably. Are you sure? (Type uppercase yes): YES Enter LUKS passphrase: Verify passphrase: device-mapper: reload ioctl failed: Invalid argument Failed to setup dm-crypt key mapping for device /dev/sdb5.
I've observed that if I copy a directory containing some files to an USB stick, files whose names are all upper-case are copied with all lowercase names. Is this expected behavior? The USB stick is shared with a Windows box.
What I have done so far with Debian: I used dd in Ubuntu Lucid to put the Debian live GDE version onto a USB stick, and I successfully booted my Toshiba Mini with it in under a minute! That even blows Easy Peasy away! I love the simplicity of the DE. For now I want to get the GDE version of Debain installed to a USB stick. (That is, I will use the live USB that I created to direct the installation to a USB stick that is plugged into the computer).
What I think that I know: I was successful to use a live Ubuntu Lucid USB to install Ubuntu Lucid to both a USB stick and an SDHC card, and that is what I am running right now. I have encountered issues with this process, such as apparently the /dev/sdx that was recognized during install being different when I try to boot the new stick, and I only happen to eventually mysteriously boot after, say, trying a different USB port. My main concern is a functional internet connection, otherwise I will be helpless when I try to confront any other kind of Debian problem, and of course I will soon want to begin installing packages. In Ubuntu Lucid my wireless card was nonfunctional, and I spent two weeks working on finding a "solution", which was something I believe called a Personal Package Archive, my first and only use of such a thing.
As far as I understand the first command, as with much of what I do with GNU/Linux, I must simply trust the benevolence of the package provider that their code will not ruin my hardware. The firmware issue does disburb me a bit, and it seems that Toshiba and Realtek or whoever is responsible would like to require me to use Windows in order to configure my wireless card. (That seems like it should be illegal.) Thank god I did manage to find a completely GNU solution, and thank the community for always being there trying to provide solutions like this.
So, appologizing for that overly elaborate introduction: Are there any pitfalls that I should avoid in the process of installing from the live GDE Debian USB to another USB stick on my Toshiba Mini, or if this is even possible in Debian? Is there a more appropriate solution to get my wireless card to work (instead of using the PPA mentioned above)? For instance, the wireless light never changes from amber to green (which I guess is what should indicate that the card is connected or not?), even though I am obviously connected to the interent (here I am). How do I force the installation to recognize my USB more primitively/reliably than as a /dev/sdx file (which seems to be quite dynamicly allocated from one boot to the next)?
My usb stick with Debian only loads from the usb hub it's crazy. I just tried putting the usb stick onto a usb3 port in my desktop and also on a usb2 port even the one where the usb hub is connected to and it wont' load!. Same initramfs prompt happens as when connected on the laptop usb ports.
the usb hub has usb2 speeds so is not that the stick is under usb1.1 emulation.
I recently switched back to Debian after getting fed up with Ubuntu. The one feature that I haven't been able to get back since the switch is Wake on LAN.If I turn on the computer and watch tcpdump, I can see the packets hitting my machine. I don't think it's a router configuration issue.If I shut down from windows, WOL works.Another sign that it's not a networking or BIOS thing.Here's some stuff I've tried:When I boot up in linux, if I run ethtool eth0, it tells me that wake is set to g (which every guide I've read says is correct).Just in case, I added "post-up /usr/sbin/ethtool -s $IFACE wol g" to /etc/network/interfaces (as shown here: ewtopic.php?f=5&t=42049&p=244736&hilit=wakeonlan#p244736). Also added same thing for post-down.
In /etc/init.d/halt, I changed NETDOWN to no (also from previous guide) to keep my eth card from being shut down.Also changed /etc/init.d/networking to exclude eth0 (as documented in Added "pre-down false" to /etc/network/interfaces.. trepid+wol), to keep eth0 from being shut off.Anyway, I'm guessing that either there's another script somewhere shutting off eth0 or I'm completely wrong in assuming that's the problem. I've been googling this problem for a couple weeks now and I'm totally out of ideas.
This is a perennial problem with Linux. I am just not comfortable moving a lot of casual files around as root. How can I have user access to a USB stick? I've done my Google searches and tried several methods, some of which work temporarily but not permanently. At the moment, I have this line in my /etc/fstab: /dev/sdd /media/usb_flash ntfs noauto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0 As with other methods, this worked last week but not now.
All I want to do is insert a USB stick, transfer some files and remove the stick. I want to do this as a user. This should be simple. What is the trick?
I have a USB stick, formatted as FAT32 and I assumed that everybody would be able to read from and write to it. However, I find that if more than one person is logged on to the machine (logged on locally, with "Switch User"), then only one of the users is allowed to write to the stick, and the other users are only allowed to read from it. Is that normal?
Here's the scenario: person A logs into the machine, is in the middle of something but gets called away and the screensaver kicks in. The screen is now locked. Person B comes to the machine to quickly copy a file onto a USB stick, doesn't know person A's password so does a "Switch User" and logs in as themselves. They plug in the stick, can read from it, but can't write to the stick at all. Permission denied.
By doing a "ls -l /media", person B can see that the stick is mounted but is owned by personA with permissions drwxr-xr-x . So only person A can write to the stick. I haven't done extensive testing but it seems to be the person who logged on first who gets to own the stick. It's certainly repeatable as described above. And it's really annoying, because unless person B knows the root password, he can't write to the stick. As a real last resort person B could reboot the computer but he doesn't know whether person A has any important stuff open or not.
I copied a couple of small files to it, and it seemed to copy fine, I was sure to unmount before removing, but those two files ended up being corrupted and although they appear on the stick, they can't be opened any more. Almost all the other files on the stick are still fine apart from one or two other ones, which definitely used to be openable but now are not. So perhaps it's got some bad blocks or something? So I hunted around for ways to check the stick, I'm guessing maybe it can mark those bits as bad and keep on using the other bits maybe?
I search, and I find fsck, so I run that on the stick and it doesn't seem to find anything, or complain about errors or anything, so I figure it's done nothing. (The stick is formatted as VFAT and can be read by both linux and windows). I remount the stick and see a new, extra file there, a deleted pdf from a few weeks ago apparently recovered by fsck. No problem, I delete it. But I guess that means fsck did do something after all. Then I unmount and remove the stick, and plug it in again just to check that things are working. And here's where it gets weird.
When I remount the stick, the files which were there before are no longer there. Instead, there's just a single png file, apparently from 2006, which I haven't seen since then I don't think. And I can open that file fine. Bizarre, where are my files gone? I unmount the stick, remount it, and all my files are back again! What the? Finding this curious, I run gparted on the stick to see if there is maybe more than one partition, and some glitch caused it to mount some hidden partition or something (I'm stabbing wildly in the dark, as you see). But gparted says that the whole drive is "unallocated", and fdisk seems to be saying it hasn't got a partition table. So I guess I've got a few questions coming out of this:
- Is this a problem that the stick doesn't seem to be partitioned? Should I partition it with gparted? - Is there a way to do a proper check of the disk to check for bad blocks/sectors/clusters/whatever they're called, and mark them? fsck seemed to finish too quick to have really checked things properly. - Is this stick dying and in need of replacement?