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turtlebay777
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Snapshot problem

#1 Post by turtlebay777 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:49 pm

I used the MX Snapshot to try and make an iso of my system and after waiting about an hour for it to be made, it ended with the statement that ' warning more than 1024 cylinders :2755' and ' not all BIOSes will be able to boot this device'. Is that a fault with the snapshot tool and what can I do about it?

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 inxi -F
System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 
           Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 1545 v: N/A serial: <root required> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0G848F serial: <root required> BIOS: Dell v: A14 date: 12/07/2009 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 48.8 Wh condition: 48.6/48.8 Wh (99%) 
CPU:       Topology: Single Core model: Intel Celeron 900 bits: 64 type: MCP L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           Speed: 2195 MHz min/max: 1200/2200 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 2195 
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express v: 2.1 Mesa 13.0.6 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Card-1: Marvell 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet driver: sky2 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: a4:ba:db:cf:8a:25 
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY driver: wl 
           IF: wlan0 state: dormant mac: 26:61:60:7c:ed:2b 
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 232.89 GiB used: 27.58 GiB (11.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9250315AS size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 65.38 GiB used: 27.58 GiB (42.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.66 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 3000 
Info:      Processes: 159 Uptime: 1h 09m Memory: 2.90 GiB used: 701.6 MiB (23.7%) Shell: bash 
           inxi: 3.0.10 

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Re: Snapshot problem

#2 Post by chrispop99 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 am

It isn't a fault with the Snapshot tool, it's a warning message that the ISO you have created may not work on all machines due to its size. The limitation, if there is one, will be due to the BIOS on the machine you are using to boot the Snapshot from.

I have had this message in similar circumstances, and in every case have been able to boot successfully. In your position, I would create a USB from that ISO and give it a try.

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32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
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Re: Snapshot problem

#3 Post by stsoh » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:16 am

open root thunar, goto /etc folder and open/edit mx-snapshot.conf file.
look for mksq_opt=-comp xz and change to:

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mksq_opt=-comp lz4 -b 256k
this takes <5 mins to complete snapshot of 3.5gb hybrid iso on my 10 yo pc.

if error then

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mksq_opt=-comp xz -b 256k
this takes <20 mins to complete snapshot of 3.0gb hybrid iso.
MX-17.1_x64 Horizon, G41M-P33 Combo(MS-7592), Pentium E5400 (min/max: 1203/2700 MHz), 8Gb RAM (800 MT/s),
Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics, Realtek PCIe Fast RTL8101/2/6E, PCI Gigabit RTL8169 Ethernets.

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Re: Snapshot problem

#4 Post by turtlebay777 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:24 pm

chrispop99 wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:35 am


I have had this message in similar circumstances, and in every case have been able to boot successfully. In your position, I would create a USB from that ISO and give it a try.

Chris
Cheers Chris, followed your advice and it boots perfectly. Also discovered why it took so long, I'd accidentally told it to copy a film! It's an old age problem!

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