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MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on multibootUSB

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MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on multibootUSB

#1 Postby k_sz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:06 am

Hello,

currently using Debian Stretch/XFCE and looking for a light systemd-free Linux system, i wish i could try yours ^^ but sadly MX-17_x64 and antiX-17.b2_x64-full don't boot correctly on my laptop*.

Both have been installed on an USBkey (16Gb Corsair Flash Voyager, USB 2.0) beside other distros which i have been able to test thanks to multibootusb (and Grub 2).

I have tried several solutions from the boot menu (all, custom) and all of it have ended with the same message :

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couldn't find antiX/linuxfs folder

or something like that :$

  • Is it because it's a multiboot USB key ?
  • If not, is there any parameter i should modify in the files stored on the USB key ?
  • Is there any specific parameter from the boot menu i should use ?

*modified Futjitsu s7220 <= Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700, 4 Go DDR3 SDRAM, SSD Samsung EVO 850 256Go
Last edited by k_sz on Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
modified Futjitsu s7220 <= Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700, 4 Go DDR3 SDRAM, SSD Samsung EVO 850 256Go + Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 160Go (7,2 krpm)

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Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on live-USB

#2 Postby tascoast » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:23 am

I would recommend testing on a spare USB alone first, although some users familiar with multi-boot USB arrangements might have advice specific to that situation.

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Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on live-USB

#3 Postby k_sz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:30 am

\o ty for the warm #1 welcome ^^

Well i hope i'll find an empty USB key somewhere in the jungle of my desk and bookcases :P but i really wish it would be another way (what would be the point of large USB keys if you're able to use only 5% of it ?).
modified Futjitsu s7220 <= Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700, 4 Go DDR3 SDRAM, SSD Samsung EVO 850 256Go + Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 160Go (7,2 krpm)

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Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on live-USB

#4 Postby asqwerth » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:37 am

I don't know about multibootusb, but Easy2Boot does work to add MX and antix isos to a multi-boot USB stick.
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Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on live-USB

#5 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:49 am

Is it because it's a multiboot USB key ?


almost certainly yes.

the automatic multiboot liveUSB setups almost never set up correctly for antiX (and by extension MX). It may be an issue with the way some of our paths are coded in to the live system's initrd.gz, but on the other hand the antiX live-USB system gives us a bunch more options than your average live setup.
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Re: MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on multibootUSB

#6 Postby k_sz » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:39 am

OK, thank you for your quick answers.
Found an empty USB, currently answering from antiX \o/ => let's try MX.
**edit**
All right ! MX booted to RAM. I like what i see here - very convivial, and the 'Welcome' menu is well done (and correctly translated in my native language <3).

Anyway, back to my question : i'll probably ask on the multibootusb forums if I can manage to use one USB key (i like to show people the different Linux distros and their features, and Hiren's Boot CD + UBCD are crucial) .

**edit 2**
changed the title to "MX-17_x64 Final : can't boot on multibootUSB".
modified Futjitsu s7220 <= Intel Core2 Duo CPU P8700, 4 Go DDR3 SDRAM, SSD Samsung EVO 850 256Go + Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 160Go (7,2 krpm)


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