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Old 03-27-2010, 11:19 AM   #1
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New Sabayon 5.2 Gnome x86 boots off USB nice!


While my kernel for SourceMage is making on my K7 Nvidia PC
I thought I'd see if the new Sabayon DVD would boot off a fat32 USB with syslinux
on my K8 HP PC

Please note; I didn't/dont usually read how-to's for this
just tryem out

So, I copied the iso "contents" (extracted via Isomaster)
to my 2GB USB
and made the isolinux.cfg into syslinux.cfg
and also made a syslinux folder too
I put syslinux.cfg in syslinux folder
and edited new syslinux.cfg
only adding "/isolinux/" to all bootpaths
ie, bootlogo, f1-f? stuff,etc

Anyway, it booted fast and easy
and I will be installing Sabayon for the 1st time
and I'll tell you how that goes,....
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:35 AM   #2
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Question Progress!

Hello linus72.
How did you get on?
 
Old 03-29-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Well, it installed without a hitch

However, at boot up off hard drive GDM failed to start; complaing about libGL.so.1
so, I rebooted into my Slack setup and created a symlink in /usr/lib to libGL.so

ln -s libGL.so.1 libGL.so

and then I rebooted into Sabayon and GDM started fine and I logged in to Gnome desktop

At that point I checked on updates and also installed the nvidia driver for my PC 96.43.16 legacy
which after rebooting also worked great with proper resolution,etc

Well, for some reason the pkg manager (sulfur) keeps telling me to install the 190 series nvidia driver
which is incorrect..

So, thats only issues I really had..

As far as preferences; Removing packages via Sulfur pkg manager
is clumsy because of the process you gotta go thru to remove a pkg

first, you gotta left click the pkg
to highlight it

then you gotta right click it and choose remove or purge

Then, you have to hit the "install" button; as there is no remove or execute button
once you hit install button it goes to another gui showing pkg(s) you want removed
then you hit "commit" button and it removes pkg(s)

so, Sulfur needs some tweaking I think

Thats as far as I've gotten s far..

What about you linusstallman?

Did you install it?
 
Old 03-30-2010, 01:05 PM   #4
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Lightbulb UNetbootin

I have tried UNetbootin but had no luck booting with it. There must be an easier way than above! That is a lot of hoops to jump through.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 03:14 PM   #5
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OH
its easy linusstallman

step 1) either mount the iso as root manually or use Isomaster to extract iso to a folder

step2) rename isolinux folder syslinux, rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg

boot!

Since you have already put it on there with unetbootin, just rename isolinux folder, etc
 
Old 03-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #6
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I will give it a go. Thank you linus72.

Update: Unfortunately it did not boot. I formated the USB Pen Drive to a FAT 16 file system before putting the Sabayon iso onto it via UNetbootin.

Note: I presume FAT 16 is not the problem. I know you formated to a FAT 32 file system.

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Old 04-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #7
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On GParted it says my Pen Drive is FAT32.
On Disk Utility it says my Pen Drive is FAT16.

After having no joy at booting into my desktop with the Sabayon Pen Drive, I gave my laptop a go. Eureka. It works perfectly.

I have no idea why this is. I have booted Slitaz from a Pen Drive on my desktop PC, therefore it can boot from a USB Pen Drive.

Last edited by LinusStallman; 04-02-2010 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 04:39 AM   #8
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I also noticed that Sabayon boots from my laptop even when I set the USB Pen up with UNetbootin and don't rename any folder and file!
 
  


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