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Imprive 10-03-2010 06:50 PM

slackware boot from USB problems
 
ok, so I wanted to use a USB drive to boot slackware because I do not have a blank CD or DVD. So I went to http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/welcome-windows-user/ first, but I couldn't get dd and syslinux to install on windows 7. So then I brought out my trusty puppy linux USB stick, and copied the file onto puppy. Then I typed in
dd if=/(desktop directory)/usbboot.img of=dev/sdd1 bs=512
but when I booted my computer up with the usb stick I get the message
"boot error"
help?

catkin 10-03-2010 09:05 PM

Is the "USB drive" a memory stick or an external HDD with a USB connection?

If the former then instructions are at http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...b-thumb-drive/ but you would need a Linux system to follow the procedure.

Do you have a working Puppy?

sahko 10-03-2010 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imprive (Post 4116683)
Then I typed in
dd if=/(desktop directory)/usbboot.img of=dev/sdd1 bs=512
but when I booted my computer up with the usb stick I get the message
"boot error"
help?

You need to use
Quote:

dd if=/(desktop directory)/usbboot.img of=dev/sdd bs=512
but even then its not guaranteed to work. Let us know if it doesnt.

milooooo 10-05-2010 09:20 AM

I met the same problem, in this site http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/inst...b-thumb-drive/
contains following information
The “usbimg2disk.sh” script is also convenient if your computer refuses to boot from a USB stick loaded with the “usbboot.img” file. The BIOS of some computers will not understand the format of the default Slackware USB image. Using the “usbimg2disk.sh” script, you create an alternative bootable USB stick that will be recognized by your computer’s BIOS.

May be you could try usbimg2disk.sh -f -i ~/download/usbboot.img -o /dev/sdX
, when I use this command, it works! good luck!


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