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Old 04-02-2020, 05:08 AM   #1
Steryx
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Unhappy 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.
 
Old 04-02-2020, 09:49 AM   #2
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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.

Last edited by enigma9o7; 04-02-2020 at 02:10 PM. Reason: edit: I said burn not write, sorry
 
Old 04-02-2020, 01:29 PM   #3
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Sorry, but i can't burn ISO, i haven't reader/recorder DVD...
 
Old 04-02-2020, 02:06 PM   #4
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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.

Last edited by enigma9o7; 04-02-2020 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2020, 04:18 AM   #5
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I tried this solution : https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...0/#post6092756
Same result...

I don't know what to do.
 
Old 04-03-2020, 04:35 AM   #6
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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.

Last edited by Steryx; 04-03-2020 at 04:40 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2020, 11:10 AM   #7
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I don't know what to do.
I told you what to do. Try it. It will work.
 
Old 04-03-2020, 12:13 PM   #8
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About that ?
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Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post
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 :
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Originally Posted by Steryx View Post
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
 
Old 04-03-2020, 05:52 PM   #9
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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.

Last edited by enigma9o7; 04-03-2020 at 05:55 PM.
 
Old 04-04-2020, 04:04 AM   #10
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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 »
 
Old 04-04-2020, 10:22 AM   #11
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@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.
 
Old 04-04-2020, 11:07 AM   #12
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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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