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Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

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Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#1 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:41 pm

I was bored out of my mind being on my own this Xmas day, so.. I decided to take the plunge and try something new. Yeah.. me.. something new, right? :rofl: But.. this didn't go that badly ;)


I grabbed a 4g usb drive that I had hanging around and used unetbootin to put mx15_64 on it. Well.. I have done it right because I have removed ALL the drives from my system and I am typing this in here. :happy:


When it started to boot mx did try to find a dvd in the drive after the booting started (sr0, there was an old livedvd in there waiting to be overwritten) and it booted from that instead, so.. hence my removal of EVERYTHING from the system so it didn't have a choice but to boot from the usb drive. I will put the main harddrive back in and see if it wishes to boot from USB then and not skip to the hdd install.
(edit: still booted from the usb drive *thumbs up*)

But DANG that sh*t is fast! About 4 times as fast as booting from a dvd, so I find.

In case anyone is wondering about the drive itself.. it's a cheapo red Emtec C250 (googled it) thing with a blinky light.

But mx15 live is working like a charm from this doohickey, and I have learned something new. :happy:
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#2 Post by jmyersWVa » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:57 pm

Eadwine Rose wrote:I was bored out of my mind being on my own this Xmas day, so.. I decided to take the plunge and try something new. Yeah.. me.. something new, right? :rofl: But.. this didn't go that badly ;)


I grabbed a 4g usb drive that I had hanging around and used unetbootin to put mx15_64 on it. Well.. I have done it right because I have removed ALL the drives from my system and I am typing this in here. :happy:


When it started to boot mx did try to find a dvd in the drive after the booting started (sr0, there was an old livedvd in there waiting to be overwritten) and it booted from that instead, so.. hence my removal of EVERYTHING from the system so it didn't have a choice but to boot from the usb drive. I will put the main harddrive back in and see if it wishes to boot from USB then and not skip to the hdd install.
(edit: still booted from the usb drive *thumbs up*)

But DANG that sh*t is fast! About 4 times as fast as booting from a dvd, so I find.

In case anyone is wondering about the drive itself.. it's a cheapo red Emtec C250 thing (googled it) with a blinky light.

But mx15 live is working like a charm from this doohickey, and I have learned something new. :happy:
Question of curiosity. Did you format as fat32, or ext4. (default in gparted,I think) Seems as though all of the ext4 formatting I have been able to use were almost as fast as some of my older/smaller HD's.

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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#3 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:09 pm

Oh not a clue.. I'd have to check what it is formatted as, I cannot remember if I ever did *shrug* :smile:

*goes see in gparted*

Ah fat32 it says.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#4 Post by zeeone » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:38 pm

Welcome to the Twenty First Century, USB works, optical disks for .iso is dying.
Question of curiosity. Did you format as fat32, or ext4. (default in gparted,I think)
Seems as though all of the ext4 formatting I have been able to use were almost as fast
as some of my older/smaller HD's.

Does OS X read ext4? Does Windows(belch) read ext4? NO. Does all three read fat32? YES.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#5 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:51 pm

My take on the various scenarios:

* If user just wants to use the usb device to boot the iso ONLY to install to harddrive, then dd is the best way to do so and the most reliable.
* If user wants to see all our live features, but will never use them, then use Unetbootin and fat (so UEFI will be auto-detected if it exists)
* If user wants to run live with persistence then use ext4 and use the antix2usb application. (or use gparted to set your stick to ext4 before running Unetbootin).
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#6 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:57 pm

Quick question, I just realized that on a dvd I always check the md5sum against the original iso, to make sure it burned ok.

However I don't see in the manual how to do that with the usb stick.

I googled a bit and saw this: "From LiveWireBT's answer, just navigating into the usb drive and running md5sum -c md5sum.txt should perform a consistency check of the individual files."

However I don't find a root folder and apparently I am blind as well because I see no md5sum.txt or anything, so it is likely different here then.

How does one do this checking of the usb?



Anti: I am of the second kind and first combined. I want to be able to take the drive with me to other places to help sort out probs mainly AND for installing on my computer as well. :smile:
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#7 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:59 pm

On live media, F4 checkmd5 will do it on cd/dvd/usb
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#8 Post by Eadwine Rose » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:00 pm

Ahhhhh thanks! Let's check that out for a sec :smile:
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#9 Post by richb » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:04 pm

anticapitalista wrote:F4 check md5 will do it on cd/dvd/usb
And from Bitjam
cd /media/LiveUSB/antiX
cat *.md5 | md5sum -c
This shows a failed mdsum.

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Code:
cat *.md5 | md5sum -c
initrd.gz: OK
linuxfs: FAILED
vmlinuz: OK
md5sum: WARNING: 1 computed checksum did NOT match
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#10 Post by anticapitalista » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:08 pm

That is a good one richb.

Your linuxfs is showing failed. Is it because, perhaps, that you unmount/remove the stick before it has finished (Unetbootin may say it has finished, but there may still be some activity going on (some transfer delay)
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