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Old 12-28-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
Nodnol
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Clonezilla Live on USB


I'm trying to create a 32GB USB Clonezilla Live disk. I'm logged in as root on Lenny.

I created a new partition on the USB drive using fdisk, set the id to b (w95 fat32), and toggled the boot tag.

The instructions on the Clonezilla website describes using the mkfs.vfat command to create a file system but Lenny returns a "command not found" result when I try. I tried using mkdosfs but it also returned "command not found".

What Am I doing wrong? Please help.

p.s. Can mkdosfs format a disk with the bootable tag toggled?
 
Old 12-28-2009, 02:07 AM   #2
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Are you using the commands as root? If not you should be root for the admin tasks.
You can also using mke2fs -t vfat if mkfs.vfat is not working.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 02:08 AM   #3
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Or else you can also use a windows machine to format the usb drive to fat32.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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Chaitanya,

I tried mke2fs -t vfat but got back a comment that the drive must be unmounted. I tried to unmount the drive and got "command not found" again.

I rebooted and reran mke2fs -t vfat, and it worked.

Wierd.


Thanks for your help.


By the way, This install won't display 1920x1050. I had an earlier version of lenny installed on the same machine that did display 1920x1050. Any ideas?

I'm not too keen on some of these new-fangled automatic features.

Thanks again for your help.

Nodnol
 
  


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