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[solved] Live usb problem

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[solved] Live usb problem

#1 Post by erie88 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:19 am

Hello,
When I first tried to make mxlinux live usb, I encountered this problem:
1. with DD command
so at first I tried with DD command

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dd bs=4M if=MX-17.1_x64.iso of=/dev/sdb1 && sync
which finished nicely but unfortunately my laptop cannot read the live usb flash at all.
2. with Unetbootin
the second time I tried with Unetbootin which I just choose diskimage iso since no distribution selection for mxlinux but ended up with unetbootin in hang/stuck in the middle of the process and i have to force close since unetbootin went error.
3. I checked the iso md5sum and it was correct.
4. I ended up using mintstick or usb image writer and it works perfectly. The live usb run smoothly.
What makes the difference here?
Last edited by erie88 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:42 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Live usb problem

#2 Post by anticapitalista » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:48 am

Off-topic - but, why are you using a beta version and not the latest released one?
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Re: Live usb problem

#3 Post by erie88 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:26 pm

Just that when I wrote the post here, I copied from the pdf manual. But I did with the real release "MX-17.1_x64.iso" in terminal.

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Re: Live usb problem

#4 Post by fehlix » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:06 pm

erie88 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:19 am
..When I first tried to make mxlinux live usb, I encountered this problem:
1. with DD command
so at first I tried with DD command

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dd bs=4M if=MX-17.1_x64.iso of=/dev/sdb1 && sync
which finished nicely but unfortunately my laptop cannot read the live usb flash at all.
...
You need to dd-DataDump the iso-image to the unmounted usb-drive /dev/sdb
NOT onto the first partition /dev/sdb1 of that usb-drive/stick.

One number only but a big mistake ;=)
Further as this command is fairly dangerous, if you type a wrong partition,
better check twice , e.g. with the command

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lsblk -f
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Re: Live usb problem

#5 Post by erie88 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:41 pm

oh so I supposed to use sdb instead of sdb1?
even though it still have everything written into the usb flash....
yeah... i made sure to at least only have 1 usb plugged in so it won't confuse/have mistake when reading.
thanks @fehlix.

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Re: Live usb problem

#6 Post by fehlix » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:10 pm

erie88 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:41 pm
oh so I supposed to use sdb instead of sdb1?
even though it still have everything written into the usb flash....
yeah... i made sure to at least only have 1 usb plugged in so it won't confuse/have mistake when reading.
The iso-image holds a iso-hybrid bootloader, which needs get dumped
into the starting of the usb-disk and will overwrite the existing partition table.
Dumping it into an exiting first partition, will not make the bootloader function
and the filesystem of the iso-image will not be available to the bios/uefi.

Mint USB-writer does exactly the same dd within a nice GUI.
UNetbootin, shall work too, but it will create its own bootloader,
and copies everything into a exiting fat32 partition (i.e. your /dev/sdb1)
As you have not specified what type of error you got, I cannot further comment on this.

Last comment: Please use latest MX17.1.-August snapshot, as you will
have all updates and fixes already within that new iso-snapshot.
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Re: [solved] Live usb problem

#7 Post by erie88 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 am

thank you so much! It worked.
With Unetbootin, I didn't get any error report but it just stopped (hang) and only asked whether I would wait or close the program.

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