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Old 03-24-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Damn Small Linux not working


I'm using Ubuntu 7.10. I've tried installing Damn Small Linux 4.2.5 on a pendrive, as described in this tutorial. I've completed all the steps mentioned there, however when I try to run DSL from the pendrive using Qemu, I get these errors.

The only thing I've done not exactly as described in the tutorial was the partitioning, because fdisk returned this when I tried to create a new partition:
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: Invalid argument.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.

WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
Syncing disks.
so I used gparted and created a FAT32 partition flagged with "boot".

Can this be the cause of the errors?

Old 03-27-2008, 06:19 AM   #2
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your best more informative bet is going to pendrivelinux and look at(choose) the win or Linux usb how-to they really walk you thru it. -reminder, not all usb pens are bootable!
I have a pny 2gig that wont work but the pny 512's do and so does the Toshiba/transmemory-1gig. be wary...
Old 03-27-2008, 06:25 AM   #3
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P.S. btw- using qemu? linux from linux, if using qemu is a little harder in linux because it needs to be able to mount the usb drive and then the dsl image. so you have possibly a permissions issue. I just use qemu to mount the livecd and make a hd image for my test/save work and also part it for a little swap.


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