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Old 07-07-2009, 02:45 AM   #1
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question about making a mandriva live usb


sorry for my poor english first, I have try to make a mandriva live usb with unetbootin.but after reboot my computer ,I cant start the mandriva 2009 , anyone know why?

Has any one succeed in making a mandriva live usb?

thanks very much!
 
Old 07-07-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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You can make a bootable Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring) One Live USB key from the Mandriva Linux 2009.1 One .iso image of your choice (KDE or Gnome, etc.) using dd (in Linux). Starting with the MDV 2009.1 (Spring) release, all disk images are integrated for this purpose.

As an example, if the iso image name is mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso, and your USB drive is recognized as /dev/sdb, you would write the image to the USB key in a terminal window (as root) with the following command:
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dd if=./mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso of=/dev/sdb
Note: The Mandriva One image file must be located in the Current Working Directory, or you must specify the fully qualified path to the image file )e.g.: /home/$USER/mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso).

HTH,
 
Old 07-07-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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Check that your computer's BIOS accepts booting from a USB device and that the computer checks for the USB device before it checks the Hard drive.

I did just this last week, and realized my computer does not allow for booting from USB

What model # is your motherboard?
 
Old 07-07-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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You can make a bootable Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring) One Live USB key from the Mandriva Linux 2009.1 One .iso image of your choice (KDE or Gnome, etc.) using dd (in Linux). Starting with the MDV 2009.1 (Spring) release, all disk images are integrated for this purpose.

As an example, if the iso image name is mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso, and your USB drive is recognized as /dev/sdb, you would write the image to the USB key in a terminal window (as root) with the following command:
Code:
dd if=./mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso of=/dev/sdb
Note: The Mandriva One image file must be located in the Current Working Directory, or you must specify the fully qualified path to the image file )e.g.: /home/$USER/mandriva-linux-one-2009.1-KDE4-europe1-americas-cdrom-i586.iso).

HTH,

thanks for your help friend.I use windows, but not linux.I have install dd in windows,and have tried to do what you said.but I faild.my flash drive is 1G size,is this enough?and does this can do in windows XP?
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:21 AM   #5
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1G should be adequate. For dd in Windows, the of= argument will have to change. Since I have not used Windows for such a long time, you will be best served to check the documentation for your version of dd. Windows will identify your USB flash device as a drive letter (d, e, f, etc.), so you may need to use that information (e.g.: of=D.

I am sorry that I can not be of any better help,
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:29 AM   #6
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OK, to hywhy and also alex1986.

First, if you use ext3 usb with grub and plop bootmanager floppy/cd/usb you can boot a usb, even on Some PC's that won't do it.

Second, a 1GB usb might hold Mandriva 2009, but for how long?
As soon as you get updates, etc it's gonna run out of room, no?
Does mandriva have persistent usb like Ubuntu?
If so it will run out of space.

I would suggest smaller, frugal distro's.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 11:35 AM   #7
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I can't speak for OP, but my intention was to simply install, after I can download additional updates and save them to the hard drive.
I worked around my issue by partitioning a section of my disk off and storing the install files there, manually inserting lilo and an install kernel, then installing. a bit more work, but it got the job done.
 
Old 07-09-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
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linus72,

You missed the point here. The object is not to install Mandriva to a USB flash drive, but to install Mandriva One Live CD to a USB flash drive so a user can use a USB flash drive rather than a CD or DVD disk for the purpose. Starting with Mandriva Linux 2009.1 (Spring), the iso image is integrated so one can dump the contents of the image to a USB drive or burn the image to a disk as usual. The same file can be used for either purpose (e.g.: 1. you can create a CD from the image file or 2. you can dump the contents of the image file to a USB stick). In any case, nothing is saved to the disk, and when you reboot, you start with a pristine session (nothing saved from any previous session).

HTH,
 
Old 07-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #9
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For Windows. You could try out Ubuntu's Image Writer. It is basically a graphical dd.

Note: You might want to rename the .iso file to .img so that the software will list it.

Last edited by ongte; 07-10-2009 at 10:40 AM.
 
Old 07-18-2009, 07:31 AM   #10
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Mandriva Seed is the right graphical tool to do that.

Here is the windows edition:

ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/ftp.mandri...ed-windows.zip


regards,
glyj
 
  


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