Originally Posted by impeteperry
I have a lenova Z61m (IBM ThinkPad) running Ubuntu 8.10
I thought I would give Dreamer a try.
First I tried to inststall it on a 4 gig thumb drive. Screwed it up somehow (easy for me) so i tried it on my laptop using the whole disk option to see what it is like. No errors or warnings on installation but on the reboot i got the on startup and then hung up with "Waiting for /dev to be fully populated..."
Note: Unbuntu 8.10 is such a snap to install I can added it to the "dreamer" if I like it, or reinstall it on the whole drive. ( I took my "Vista" off a few months ago, and have never missed it.}
Thanks for any help
I think you gotta cut us some slack here and state which Dreamlinux
version it is that you're testing/using.
The latest releases are
The rc4 release is meant to have a wider audience and volunteers to test it and report back on bugs. Of course, the DL devs and testers are hard at work on this, to lead to the Final version of 3.5 in about a month's time.
So therefore, it is work-in-progress and covered more in depth over at dreamlinuxforums.org
There is too much information to include here.
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Obligatory Testing Rules - PLEASE read before posting
This is if you're on 3.5rc4
If you're on DL3.3, there is an install script ready-made for you and when the new Dreamlinux installation scripts --- yes, there are more than one to cater to a very wide range of users --- are ready, they will be announced when released.
For DL3.3 pendrive go here >
[Mini HowTo] USB DreamPen Install Reloaded
BTW, it seems 'hung' when 'waiting for /dev to be fully populated' because of several routines run from a highly-compressed state - because you put it in a pendrive with usb-install option. It gets better with subsequent usage from the same
P.S. Your worries seem to be concentrated on the 4GB pendrive, could you make it clearer for google searchers and users of this forum by creating a better Subject line? Thanks, impeteperry