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Can't make a bootable USB

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wildcowboy
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Can't make a bootable USB

#1 Post by wildcowboy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:09 pm

Hello,

I created a bottable USB using:

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dd bs=4M if=MX-17_x64.iso of=/dev/sdX && sync
but when I am trying to boot in UEFI mode I get "error unknown filesystem".
I also tried creating one using Rufus (GPT partitioning, ISO mode as well as dd mode) but these weren't even recognized by UEFI.

My primary system is openSUSE TW installed on an lvm2 . root partition formatted as btrfs, /home formatted as ext4. There is another root partition formatted as ext4 currently with Linux Mint but I wanted to replace it with MX.
Is there a way to install MX Linux in parallel with openSUSE on a separate partition which is a part of the existing lvm2 ?
UEFI mode, secure boot turned OFF

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Re: Can't make a bootable USB

#2 Post by Adrian » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:23 pm

MX doesn't support LVM installation for now, it needs regular partitions or free space on disk.
Not sure why you stick is not booting, I assume you used the right /dev/sd... instead of that /dev/sdX, right? But at this point it might not be worth worrying too much about it since you won't be able to install it on LVM2 anyway.

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Re: Can't make a bootable USB

#3 Post by wildcowboy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:33 pm

Thanks for your reply. Yeah I used correct/dev/sdX for sure. Too bad I can't try it in lvm2 but it is what it is.

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