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Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#31 Post by tascoast » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:17 am

I confess to ejecting USBs, not suspecting any different. I invariably physically remove a USB when doing this. Seeing the device disappear in Thunar and the light (for those that do) go out have lulled me into a sense of this being OK, although unmount then eject seems the more precise and technically accurate method. I'll have to read up that link some more here, cheers.

Edit....doing a lot more pre-install changes via live USB now that I've used them a while now. I try to remember to skip Firefox until installed since it's one that saving live changes doesn't carry over. I tend to have a basic custom Live USB for installs and a bigger (8GB) USB that serves as a mirror of sorts to my main HDD install, having a lot more installed. :happy:
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#32 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:31 am

As you can read: eject DOES unmount the device first. And if it is busy there will be an error message that pops up. So.. from what I understand from this is eject is fine. I don't even have the devices on my desktop so I cannot even do "safely remove".

Just wait a few seconds after pressing eject though. I have the syslog file on my desktop and the usb drive light goes out indeed but it takes a few seconds for that "unmounted" message to pop up.


It becomes different when there are multiple partitions on said flash drive, THEN you do have to pay attention. Which in my case there are not, so.. eject is fine for me.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#33 Post by richb » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:49 am

I have Dolphin installed in MX 15 and it only has a "safely remove" option. This eliminates all confusion as it writes the data before "ejecting" the drive. In thunar you have both options, unmount and eject. Eject does give a warning message if data is still being written, but I would feel more comfortable with unmount and then eject.

Caution, this just occurred to me. the link I provided was for Nautilus. It is possible other file managers work differently.
This is directly from xfce.org and the thunar section, which I should have linked in the first place. But it is essentially the same.
If any changes are made to the files on the removable medium, care must be taken to make sure all of the changes have been written to the device before it is removed. This is done by unmounting or ejecting the medium. The differences between the two are as follows:

Unmount—files on the device are closed and no longer appear in the Main Area but the device still shows in the Side Pane
Eject—files on the device are closed and no longer appear in the Main Area and the device is no longer shown in the Side Pane. Also, for devices like optical drives, the disc will be ejected from the drive.
http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/using-removable-media
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#34 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:09 am

Clicking eject button in thunar DOES unmount first and then eject the thing. You can see it when you open syslog as you do this.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#35 Post by richb » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:19 am

Eadwine Rose wrote:Clicking eject button in thunar DOES unmount first and then eject the thing. You can see it when you open syslog as you do this.
Good verification, thanks. Now that we are way off topic, we can get back to Unetbootin if we need to. :happy:
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#36 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:24 am

:laugh: Just making another liveusb now, antix full latest, to test on the eee pc :smile:


That was succesful.. not. Failed to load com32 file gfxboot.c32
And then boot: blinking underscore.


Googled it: just type

live

press enter. And it boots.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#37 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:23 am

OK.. I figured to install mx15.01 on the eeepc, but I've run into a snag.

Turns out there are TWO hard drives in this thing. Whoever cooked that one up. urgh.

Look:

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$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM  SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0  3.8G  0 disk 
└─sda1   8:1    0  3.8G  0 part 
sdb      8:16   0  7.5G  0 disk 
└─sdb1   8:17   0  7.5G  0 part 
sdc      8:32   1  3.8G  0 disk 
└─sdc1   8:33   1  3.7G  0 part /live/boot-dev
loop0    7:0    0    1G  1 loop /live/linux
I guess I am going to have to pass on installing on this system. Ah well I can still run live if I need to. I know I can install something smaller, but I was set on MX to be honest.


Is there a way to save the installed things and settings on the usb stick?

Yeah I am hopelessly behind on these things :laugh: Don't shoot me ;)
F5 persist.. so it looks like.. *goes check that out*
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#38 Post by GuiGuy » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:36 pm

Yes, E.W., eeepcs are stupid like that.
You could try a frugal install on the larger drive, or get a decent sdcard and use it instead (There is an SD slot on the right-hand-edge).
The 9-inch eeepcs are my favourite laptops - they come with a very nice touchpad and a reasonable battery life.

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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#39 Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:55 pm

This is the 901 series one.

I found the sdcard slot earlier on when I just got it. Oh yeah.. that is also an idea indeed, better even than live. Thanks! I only have 4g cards here and 1 8g card so I need to get me a bigger one that I can use for this. There is a dummy in the slot right now. My mate hardly got around to using the thing by the looks, there is barely a scratch on it.
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Re: Unetbootin, my maiden voyage ;)

#40 Post by uncle mark » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:15 pm

Install root to sda and home to sdb. An 8G home should be plenty for a small "Internet appliance" machine like those are.
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