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Old 07-23-2019, 07:27 PM   #1
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Flashdrive boot for B5.0 Legacy fails


Hello all.

I'm determined to update my non-PAE legacy Bodhi which I really like!

Have been through the "process" before and not sure what's going on.

I downloaded the legacy B 5.0 ISO and created a flashdrive with UnetBootin without a hitch, as in the past.

This time around, when I boot, I see the spinning Bodhi Logo and when I press escape - I see steps being executed one by one.

Each of the steps fail:

"can't open/dev/sr0. No medium found."

Insights/assistance would be very appreciated.

Regards, Howard
 
Old 07-24-2019, 10:32 AM   #2
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Hello

As far as I know Rufus has got better support than Unetbootin for some machines. So if you have access to Windows machine, try Rufus. Another solution is to boot from CD ROM.

Sorry for inconvenience

Stefan

EDIT: I've just found this solution for you:
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=246748

Tell us here if helped. Thx

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I'll let you know how it goes.

I know about Rufus, but I thought UnetBooten was preferred.

Tnx, Howard
 
Old 07-24-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Unetbootin had some troubles in the past. It was mentioned in our old forum.
 
Old 07-24-2019, 01:24 PM   #5
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If you're working from a Linux machine, I've had great success with dd.

Using dd to make a bootable USB stick from an ISO file:

run >> ls /dev/sd*
note the result
plug in USB medium
rerun above
the difference should tell you the path to the USB drive (/dev/sdx, where x is something)
cd to the location of the imagefile
>> sudo dd if=imagefilename.iso of=/dev/sdx [see above; x=something]

[Note: this takes a long time and there is no feedback until it’s done. DON’T PANIC]
 
Old 07-24-2019, 04:09 PM   #6
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Yes, I agree dd is a decent solution
 
Old 07-24-2019, 10:47 PM   #7
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Hello again.

I had the same problem with the Rufus produced drive - even after I edited syslinux.cfg according to the link that was provided.

I then tried dd ... the flashdrive was sdb1 ... and I used the script that was kindly provided by rrashkin. Yes ... it did take a very long time! When I attempted to boot, I received an error message that isolinux.bin was either missing or corrupt and that the operating system wasn't found. Because of possible corruption, I reproduced the drive a second time with dd ... only to get the same error message.

I found isolinux.bin inside the folder/directory = /media/Bodhi Linux 5.0.0 Legacy/ISOLINUX. It was not in the root directory of the flashdrive.

Further suggestions welcome.

Regards, Howard
 
Old 07-25-2019, 06:16 AM   #8
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Possibly a bad iso. Check the md5sum on it
Item C: of install instructions https://www.bodhilinux.com/w/installation-instructions/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/bod...x/files/5.0.0/
 
Old 07-25-2019, 08:48 AM   #9
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It does appear that the ISO is a problem. I tested the version that I originally downloaded ... and then re-dowloaded the ISO twice ... and re-tested with the same bad results ...

I used both check methods - and I neither received a checksum nor an "OK" with the alternative method.

Regards, Howard
 
Old 07-25-2019, 12:27 PM   #10
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How did you download the ISO? I've had trouble with bittorrent.
 
Old 07-25-2019, 07:03 PM   #11
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I downloaded the ISO directly. I didn't use Torrent.

I also today tried all of this on an independent computer and laptop of a neighbor - with the same results.

Everything went so smoothly with my present Bodhi installation a few years ago. I guess I got spoiled.

Regards, Howard
 
Old 07-26-2019, 09:38 PM   #12
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Try using windows rufus with the 'dd' option. Or else it doesn't work. But dd for linux shoulda worked too.

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Old 07-27-2019, 07:06 PM   #13
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Try a different flash memory or size. Or format in NTFS, I use -universal usb installer-

Greetings Uwe

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Old 07-28-2019, 08:39 AM   #14
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Try CD ROM
 
Old 07-30-2019, 08:49 PM   #15
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Thank you all for the continuing suggestions.

I think that I'll next try a CD, as soon as I can get my hands on one. Haven't used them in many years.

I'll let you know how it goes ...

Thanks, Howard
 
  


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