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Old 07-31-2022, 08:08 AM   #1
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usb iso does not work with dd command


hello, I downloaded the 4mlinux iso and copied it to a pendrive with the dd command ... but it doesn't work, I also tried imagewriter from mabox linux and it can't copy it to a pendrive, it is the first linux distro that gives me this problem .
 
Old 07-31-2022, 08:23 AM   #2
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Please supply us with the command used and wrap that command in [code].

BTW, Welcome!

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Old 07-31-2022, 08:34 AM   #3
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4mlinux

https://distrowatch.com/index-mobile.php?newsid=11601

https://sourceforge.net/projects/lin...h=/40.0/livecd

Code:
url="https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux4m/files/40.0/livecd/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso/download" filesize="1129302016"><media:hash algo="md5">f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5</media:hash></media:content>
Code:
curl http://downloads.sourceforge.net/linux4m/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso -o 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso

md5sum 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
Compare checksum against what 4M says that it should be. If it is ok, find out what the device node for the usb drive:
Code:
dd if=4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso of=/dev/sd<something> bs=2048
You'll need to have the machines Bios or EFI setup set to boot from usb drive.

After you have done that, and booted from the live media, what errors are you getting.

Quote:
but it doesn't work,
Meaningless.

Last edited by teckk; 07-31-2022 at 08:37 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 08:41 AM   #4
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Please supply us with the command used and wrap that command in [code].

BTW, Welcome!
sudo dd if=/home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M && sync

kevin@kevin-hp630notebookpc ~ $ dd if=/home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=2048
551417+0 records in
551417+0 records out
1129302016 bytes (1,1 GB, 1,1 GiB) copied, 101,117 s, 11,2 MB/s

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Old 07-31-2022, 08:55 AM   #5
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How does it fail? Did you turn off secure boot?

If you have installed kvm/qemu or virtualbox, you could test both the image and the pendrive by test booting it by mapping the DVD.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 09:06 AM   #6
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[QUOTE=elgrandeperro;6370930]How does it fail? Did you turn off secure boot?

no, how do i disable it? only 4mlinux does not start, sparkylinux, mabox, crunchbang all go, why?

if I open the file manager the pendrive with 4mlinux is seen as cdrom

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Old 07-31-2022, 01:18 PM   #7
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Did you try a VM boot?

Just because it looks like a CD, doesn't make it bootable.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 01:28 PM   #8
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https://4mlinux.blogspot.com/2013/01...r-hdd.html?m=1
 
Old 07-31-2022, 02:01 PM   #9
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i have installed at least 40 distros on this notebook, 4mlinux does not start, i tried both with dd command and with etcher
 
Old 07-31-2022, 03:07 PM   #10
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i have installed at least 40 distros on this notebook, 4mlinux does not start, i tried both with dd command and with etcher
If all of those worked using this method, then there is something different about this one.
#1 has it been formatted so that it SHOULD work? This is not a sure thing.
#2 Did you checksum the file (as was suggested) and compare the CRC values with the expected value to ensure you have a good ISO file download?
#3 did you verify that it is the image that matches your CPU architecture?
#4 have you tried copying it to a VENTOY device and test from that?

If it fails, there should be some error codes, messages, or fault behavior. These may not be easy to record during a direct hardware install, try installing into a virtual machine and record the messages and result.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 03:21 PM   #11
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url="https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux4m/files/40.0/livecd/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso/download" filesize="1129302016"><media:hash algo="md5">f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5</media:hash></media:content>
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md5sum /home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5 /home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso

when I start etcher to copy the iso on a pendrive it warns me that the iso is not bootable

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Old 07-31-2022, 07:29 PM   #12
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url="https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux4m/files/40.0/livecd/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso/download" filesize="1129302016"><media:hash algo="md5">f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5</media:hash></media:content>
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md5sum /home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5 /home/kevin/Scaricati/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso

when I start etcher to copy the iso on a pendrive it warns me that the iso is not bootable
Did you try the core ISO instead of 64-bit?

Last edited by wpeckham; 07-31-2022 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 08:13 PM   #13
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when I start etcher to copy the iso on a pendrive it warns me that the iso is not bootable
The 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso is not a hybrid ISO file and will not boot from USB. Download the hybrid ISO file here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/linux4m/files/hybrid/
 
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Old 07-31-2022, 08:46 PM   #14
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I downloaded that exact file using
Code:
$ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/linux4m/4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
and burned it to usb with dd.
Code:
# dd if=4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=4M 
269+1 records in
269+1 records out
1129302016 bytes (1.1 GB, 1.1 GiB) copied, 361.686 s, 3.1 MB/s
I then used it on my laptop to boot.

The boot failed because the image had an invalid signature and secure boot stopped it, but the image on that usb was UEFI bootable. I did not try a legacy boot. When I disabled secure boot it booted cleanly.

These are the checksums I got on that file.
Code:
# sha256sum 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso 
ea4323947f1322e132700be6d98407297d3a2e6b7a1653c4ba3845b0cb0df4a4  4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
[root@eagle tests]# md5sum 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso 
f6f9f92c443f626149691a3d36a09dc5  4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso

Last edited by computersavvy; 07-31-2022 at 08:57 PM.
 
Old 07-31-2022, 09:44 PM   #15
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file 4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso
4MLinux-40.0-64bit.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'CDROM' (bootable)

file hybrid.iso
hybrid.iso: ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data (DOS/MBR boot sector) 'CDROM' (bootable)
I believe you but usually a hybrid ISO will have a DOS/MBR boot sector, a non-hybrid does not and a non-hybrid ISO should not be able to boot from USB.
 
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