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Old 02-21-2020, 02:35 PM   #16
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Well that was a bit of a disaster! I couldn’t work out how to install unetbootin so I followed some instructions for using dd. 100% sure I did everything correctly and selected the correct drive for usb (usb stick was definitely flashing during the process) but it cancelled after filling my main hard drive. I’m going to have a look at the usb thing another day! Only just got 5.1 installed and updated (legacy).

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Old 02-21-2020, 03:51 PM   #17
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Tried a brand new usb stick and used Rufus. Message came up as per attached photo. Opted to download the files and make the bootable usb. Still get busy box intramfs error. Rufus did give the option of iso or dd and I selected iso. Not sure how readable the photo is but it says “This image uses Syslinux 6.03/20171017 but this application only includes the installation files for Syslinux 6.03/2014-10-06. As new versions of Syslinux are not compatible with one another, and it wouldn’t be possible for Rufus to include them all, two additional files must be downloaded from the internet (ldlinux.sys and ldlinux.bss). Then went on to say select yes or no. If yes the files would be downloaded in the current application directory and reused automatically if present.

Didn’t work though.

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Old 02-22-2020, 05:21 AM   #18
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Well that was a bit of a disaster! I couldnít work out how to install unetbootin so I followed some instructions for using dd. 100% sure I did everything correctly and selected the correct drive for usb (usb stick was definitely flashing during the process) but it cancelled after filling my main hard drive. Iím going to have a look at the usb thing another day! Only just got 5.1 installed and updated (legacy).
this is definitely one of the main concerns with using dd. i had meant to respond to your earlier question, but got busy. even when considering my response i had forgotten to add this warning because i have just become accustomed to using lsblk before starting the dd write that it didn't occur to me.

even though i have written my live usb's with dd many times, a few months ago i wasn't paying as much attention and recycled a dd write command from ctrl + r and was in the middle of typing my password when i remembered to check the intended write disk. i was about to wipe out my timeshift backup drive instead of writing to the intended usb.

i can understand if you would be averse to trying dd again. in case you are interested, here is my process:

i run
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lsblk
to make sure all of my drives are listed in the same terminal session i intend to use for my dd write. then it is usually something like
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sudo dd if=/path/to/linux.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync
the if is usually something like /home/user/Downloads/ubuntu18.04.iso (or ~/Downloads/ubuntu18.04.iso for a bit of a shortcut). i get the correct partition letter to replace sdX with from lsblk. status=progress lets you know how the write is progressing. && sync runs sync as long as the write finishes correctly to make sure everything finishes writing before you unmount the usb.

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Old 02-22-2020, 05:40 AM   #19
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I don't see anything specific in your posts about which OS you are using but apparently it is windows so you would simply go to the unetbootin home page at the site below and click Download (Windows) tab at the top of the page. You should then see a small window asking if you want to save the file.

https://unetbootin.github.io/

Using it on windows is as simple as double clicking the unetbootin icon which I would expect to be in your Downloads folder.

https://www.pendrivelinux.com/using-...ive-usb-linux/

I haven't used unetbootin for several years so I'm not sure how well it works, seems to have problems with UEFI?
 
Old 02-22-2020, 06:05 AM   #20
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Thanks - I will probably try again another time. It is just with Bodhi 5 (I use the legacy version) for some reason. I have made many other usb's of distros using Universal USB installer and Rufus. It won't boot to the live desktop and I get the busybox intramfs error message. I am wondering if this is just a legacy version issue as others have had no problems booting for usb. For now I am happy using dvd to install but I'm aware others have come on here having the same issue so it would be nice to get it sorted. And if you don't have a portable dvd drive then usb is the only real option. I think it may put people off using Bodhi if they can't boot from usb.

I was trying to install unetbootin on linux/bodhi but got impatient! Good idea to try it on Windows. I have successfully made the usb before (although unsuccessfuly in Rufus as above) but then it won't boot to the live desktop due to the intramfs error. Tried on various laptops. The only thing the laptops all have in common is they are all old and all have ssd drives.

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Old 03-03-2020, 01:50 PM   #21
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Rufus for windows only works for bodhi 5.0 if you select the "dd" option. Its a popup you probably clicked right thru without reading.
 
Old 03-03-2020, 04:39 PM   #22
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Thank you I'll try that next time. I did see the option to select dd instead of iso but selected iso :-). Many thanks.
 
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:29 AM   #23
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I found Bodhi very easy to install on my old Toshiba laptop, that I use to experiment/play with distros. The only issue I had was with updating/installing software post-install. However, not Bodhi's fault, but rather the weak wifi card built into the laptop. I have an wifi N150 dongle that I tried also, but it was even worse than the built-in. Anyway, it's all installed and updated.

The installer was no problem. Like I always do with *buntu distros, selected the "something else" option and rebuilt the / partition while including, but otherwise not changing /home. Everything survived!

The UI is a bit different, but not at all terrible, and the menu is good. I think I'll enjoy using Bodhi, and continue looking at the available Bodhi applications. It's good that the rest of Ubuntu is also available, but that can wait. It's nice having a more minimal distro to work with, since I really don't have any personally complex computing requirements. All I want is stability and to protect my data!
 
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Old 03-04-2020, 01:13 PM   #24
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Yes install is great :-). I have it on dvd - I had just been having usb issues for installing.
 
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:56 PM   #25
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Yes, I know about that. Sometimes a firmware setting, or a crummy hardware connection, or wayward power gets in the way of something that should be intuitive and easy. In the end, getting to the end point is what matters.
 
  


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