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thijs95 07-06-2012 06:52 AM

Making a bootable USB drive for linux
 
Hi guys,
I'm pretty new with linux, so it might be a stupid question, but i've got an asus eeepc 900 running linux. although i want to run android (4.0) on it. how do i create a bootable usb stick for linux? i tried creating one on my win7 pc but i didnt succeed yet..

rokytnji 07-06-2012 07:17 AM

Just make a live usb with unetbootin and install ice cream sandwich to your 900

http://keyable.blogspot.com/2011/12/...86-40-ice.html

thijs95 07-06-2012 07:25 AM

I tried that and i set boot-priority 1 to USB but it still runs linux after rebooting

jefro 07-06-2012 10:58 AM

We assume you did everything correctly first.

Your boot device shouldn't be usb it should be hard drive. In that bios menu, you have to move up the usb drive. Then boot to hard drive order.

rokytnji 07-06-2012 01:31 PM

What key did you use to change boot priority on your 900.
On Mine, I use the Esc key.

thijs95 07-08-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefro (Post 4720921)
In that bios menu, you have to move up the usb drive. Then boot to hard drive order.

In my eeepc 900 was the usb already set as first priority, so i just left it that way. Yet still, it doesn't boot from the usbstick. By the way, I used unetinboot for creating my usb 'image'

thijs95 07-08-2012 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rokytnji (Post 4721016)
What key did you use to change boot priority on your 900.
On Mine, I use the Esc key.

I used the F2 key, i will give the Esc key a try.

thijs95 07-08-2012 01:02 PM

I tried the Esc key, there i selected Usb flash drive, but then i get the message

SYSLINUX 4.03 2010-10-22 EDD Copyright (c) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
ERROR: No configuration file found
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot: _

any idea?

edit:

i made a new flashdrive with linuxlive, now it's just stuck at:

SYSLINUX 4.04 2011-04-18 EDD Copyright (c) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al
_

thanks in advance

thijs95 07-08-2012 01:34 PM

Okay, getting progress.. Tried UNetbootin again, now it gives me a menu:

UNetbootin

Default
Live CD - Run Android-x86 without installation
Live CD - VESA mode
Live CD - Debug mode
Installation - Install Android-x86 to harddisk

So i picked the last option, but than it just boots linux and nothing else happens...

That happens with every option i try, it just restarts and than boots linux

Sorry, its difficult, but thanks a lot for your help

rokytnji 07-18-2012 04:21 PM

Maybe try

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/lime.php


Click on your OS for instructions: (this is for Linux) No need for unetbootin. Be careful using dd command also. Drive letters are very important.


1
Extract the IMG file from the downloaded archive.
2
At the shell, run the following (where sdX is your USB stick and ChromeOS-Lime.img is the path to the IMG file you extracted): dd if=ChromeOS-Lime.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
3
Boot from the newly created Chromium OS USB stick!

Basically. extract image from zip in Xandos file manager. Open terminal while in Xandros file manager where zip and extracted iso sits. Then become root in terminal of Xandros (sudo?).

Use fidk -l command in another terminal to get /dev/sdx locations of drives like usb stick for the

Code:

of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
3

Warning. If you screw up /dev/sdx location. You may overwrite xandros install on internal drive.

http://crosqa.hexxeh.net/


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