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Old 06-08-2009, 05:06 PM   #16
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mmm...usb looks OK, except the LBA??
And what is on the HD sda1, as it looks like Windows?
Can you do "fsck /dev/sdb1" while USB is NOT mounted?
To unmount right-click icon in MInt, select unmount

What folders/files are on USB?
Can you post the syslinux.cfg that should be on the USB?
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:10 PM   #17
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I typed in fsck/dev/sdb1 and it says no such file or directory
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #18
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this is on the text editor of syslinux:

default vesamenu.c32
timeout 100

menu background splash.jpg
menu title Welcome to Linux Mint 6 Felicia Main Edition
menu color border 0 #00eeeeee #00000000
menu color sel 7 #ffffffff #33eeeeee
menu color title 0 #ffeeeeee #00000000
menu color tabmsg 0 #ffeeeeee #00000000
menu color unsel 0 #ffeeeeee #00000000
menu color hotsel 0 #ff000000 #ffffffff
menu color hotkey 7 #ffffffff #ff000000
menu color timeout_msg 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color timeout 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu color cmdline 0 #ffffffff #00000000
menu hidden
menu hiddenrow 5
label live
menu label Start Linux Mint
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.gz quiet splash --
menu default
label xforcevesa
menu label Start Linux Mint in compatibility mode
kernel /casper/vmlinuz
append file=/cdrom/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper xforcevesa initrd=/casper/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw noapic noapci nosplash irqpoll --
label memtest
menu label Memory Test
kernel memtest
label local
menu label Boot from local drive
localboot 0x80
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:16 PM   #19
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You do mean "fsck /dev/sdb1", not "fsck/dev/sdb1" right?
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:21 PM   #20
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Forgot the space:
fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
e2fsck 1.41.3 (12-Oct-2008)
fsck.ext2: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/sdb1

The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblcok:
e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:24 PM   #21
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DUH!
I apologize, fsck is for Linux filesystem!
Anyway, seems usb is OK to me.
Is there a file/executable on the usb named ldlinux.sys? that is a small L.
How did you install Mint to usb, with Unetbootin or Pendrive?
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #22
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I followed these instructions:
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/linux-m...nstall-via-cd/

Yes there is that file on the usb.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:36 PM   #23
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I've had this problem with Ubuntu-based distro's too(Mint), so maybe try another distro to see if that works?

I have a tinycore_1.4.3_usb at my site, not boasting but tinycore is most cool, and I have been playing with it on my usb(ext3 with grub)
The download works with both fat32/syslinux and ext3/grub.
So, since you already have syslinux installed to USB(that's the ldlinux.sys, that's syslinux), all you have to do is download my 1.4.3 usb, extract it and put the boot and flavors folder on your usb.
Reboot and you should get a boot.msg, just press enter to go to the boot menu.
at boot menu pick base/norestore.
we'll go from there.
( http://multidistro.com/downloads/tc_...c_flavors.html )
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #24
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Quote:
/dev/sdb1 * 19 17741 3907648 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
It looks like the drive is still formatted as FAT32. It should have been formatted as EXT3 or something if you want to install Linux. The Mint install should have given you the option to format, and which file system. I believe you will need to reinstall on a correctly formatted drive.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:44 PM   #25
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Ok guys thanks for the assistance. I will try again tomorrow. I'm at work and I can't check the net at home so I will hit it in the morning. I appreciate it the help.
 
Old 06-08-2009, 05:45 PM   #26
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Not true really, fat32 is ok, ext3 will work better, but I'm betting you will be ok with fat32.
please try as I said above DJNOS, download and try to boot tinycore.
if it won't boot usb, we'll try bootfloppy, do you have a floppy-drive?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:47 AM   #27
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I tried downloading the file but the USB that I have linux mint on is full. It got to like 99% and said the USB was full. It's a 4G USB. what now?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:53 AM   #28
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Move Mint off the usb big dog.
I usually just use cut/paste ala windows.
If you need permissins on usb goto system/admin/permissions or authorizations.
or you can chown that bitch
"sudo su"
"chown -R username /media/usb0" where username is you; mine is bz
and mount point of usb, like /media/disk, /media/usb0
To find out just type "mount"

Don't remove the ldlinux.sys file when moving Mint.
Mint, ubuntu's really aren't for usb dog, they will tear it up and when you gotta do upgrades it wilol fill up
your persistence file too.

So, please, just experimenting, remove Mint and try the tc download.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:17 AM   #29
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Okey dokey. Got them on the USB and extracted....
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:41 AM   #30
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OK, does it boot or what?
Note, that 1.4.3 usb has no apps etc.
I am improving it as we speak, installing dsl jwmThemes, wallpapers, etc.
To add an app open apps browser and install some tce's
Note the confusing syslinux menu system.
the tcvd's are the "flavors" at my site; I suggest the musix flavor.

Basically, at first boot you will probably get an error if you don't know usb's name as tinycore sees it.
ASfter booting 1st time, open a root terminal and issue "mount"
That will tll you how tinycore sees usb.
Now reboot and choose option for your usb.
Example, tc sees your usb as sda1; simply choose option where tce's and restore is set for sda1 etc.
Any issues?
 
  


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