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Steryx 04-02-2020 05:08 AM

BL 5.1 Legacy : (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live system
 
Hi !

I have lubuntu 16.04 on my netbook Asus EEE PC Flare Series and i want to install Bodhi.
I have DL "Legacy release" with Transmission (Torrent) and checked the MD5.
I have create a bootable USB with Unetbootin.
I reboot to USB and after logo, and few minutes, i have :

« BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live system »

I have disable HDD
I created USB with dd commands
I created USB with Multisystem
I tried on other PC

Same results…

Who could help me to find solution ?
Thanks.

enigma9o7 04-02-2020 09:49 AM

Yes, I know the solution.

You have to write the ISO to a USB drive with dd for linux. If you are using Windows, use Rufus, and select the dd option when it pops up.

This will solve this.

Steryx 04-02-2020 01:29 PM

Sorry, but i can't burn ISO, i haven't reader/recorder DVD... :(

enigma9o7 04-02-2020 02:06 PM

Sorry, I corrected my terminology. Write to USB. If you burn to DVD, that should also work, but I haven't tried that.

But I do know the problem you have is from using some kinda iso/joliet somethingerather format instead of dd direct disc write.

Steryx 04-03-2020 04:18 AM

I tried this solution : https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...0/
Same result...

I don't know what to do.

Steryx 04-03-2020 04:35 AM

I tried BL 5.1 "Standard release" on my PC with the same method and it is good.
So, i don't make mistake when i create the USB.

I really want BL 5.1 on my netbook.
I 'll go to try install 5.0 and upgrade.

enigma9o7 04-03-2020 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steryx (Post 6107340)
I don't know what to do.

I told you what to do. Try it. It will work.

Steryx 04-03-2020 12:13 PM

About that ?
Quote:

Originally Posted by enigma9o7 (Post 6107041)
Yes, I know the solution.
You have to write the ISO to a USB drive with dd for linux. If you are using Windows, use Rufus, and select the dd option when it pops up.
This will solve this.

I have already do before :
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steryx (Post 6106951)
Hi !

I have lubuntu 16.04 on my netbook Asus EEE PC Flare Series and i want to install Bodhi.
I have DL "Legacy release" with Transmission (Torrent) and checked the MD5.
I have create a bootable USB with Unetbootin.
I reboot to USB and after logo, and few minutes, i have :

« BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live system »

I have disable HDD
I created USB with dd commands
I created USB with Multisystem
I tried on other PC

Same results…

Who could help me to find solution ?
Thanks.

Perhaps, i haven't understand that you told...
My english isn't very good

enigma9o7 04-03-2020 05:52 PM

Do not create usb bootable with unetbootin. It wont work from the bodhi iso.

from command line: sudo dd if=Downloads/bodhi-whatever.iso of=/dev/sdx

where /dev/sdx is your usb drive (mine is /dev/sdc), and that its not mounted. You can usually figure that out with something like df. Often have to umount /dev/sdx1 first, etc.

If I'm not clear, search how to write iso to usb with dd in your language, theres plenty of tutorials.

If you want to use windows to create the bootable usb from iso, then use the software program called Rufus. After you select write a popup will ask you if you want 'dd' mode - say yes.

Steryx 04-04-2020 04:04 AM

Thanks for reply.

I have already try this method before : "I created USB with dd commands"
But it doesn't work either. I have always :

« BusyBox v1.27.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live system »

antanasb 04-04-2020 10:22 AM

@Steryx, one small but important addition:
sudo dd if=Downloads/bodhi-whatever.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync
Explanation: when you remove the USB stick, some data may still be left in the RAM.

enigma9o7 04-04-2020 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steryx (Post 6107672)
I created USB with dd commands

Hmmm. Well I guess I was wrong. That error message happens to me when I use other methods to write, and other people have reported the same worked for them.

Yours is more tricky for some reason. I'd check your bios to see if it has legacy boot mode and toggle the setting, see if that helps.

Since you already have grub installed with your old OS, you could also use grub to boot the iso, as documented here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot

But if you get the same thing happening booting from grub, it's something about your hardware/bios...


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