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Old 04-12-2019, 03:59 PM   #16
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both usb and / mounts threw some kind of kernel error and wouldn't finish
I'm not sure what you are referring to here. Using the second method with the $isofile is common and both types of entries have worked for me. THe entry I posted just happened to be the one I had for that old version of Bodhi.

The different Ubuntu install distributions generally have a message near the beginning of the install indicating that partitions on drive(s) are mounted and asks if you want to unmount them. I always select no because that is only necessary if you want to modify a partition. If you already have a partition formatted to install to it doesn't matter.

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for the record i also tried booting from the grub menu (as detailed in the link above) out of curiosity. typing 'c' when the menu was displayed
Yes, that should always work for one with a good memory or a pencil and paper.

Glad you got it working.
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:45 AM   #17
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both usb and / mounts threw some kind of kernel error and wouldn't finish
I'm not sure what you are referring to here.
agreed that my wording wasn't too well chosen here. i just meant that both my attempts (from usb and the root partition /) using the first version of my menuentry didn't fully boot. i didn't feel the need to get into the specifics since i found a way that worked

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Using the second method with the $isofile is common and both types of entries have worked for me. THe entry I posted just happened to be the one I had for that old version of Bodhi.
i very much appreciate you posting what you had on hand as well as suggesting the method. seeing the one you originally posted as well as your description of the process helped me get an idea of how the process worked in general and what i was looking for when i eventually went to look for a fix at the link you posted.

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The different Ubuntu install distributions generally have a message near the beginning of the install indicating that partitions on drive(s) are mounted and asks if you want to unmount them. I always select no because that is only necessary if you want to modify a partition. If you already have a partition formatted to install to it doesn't matter.
after i had issue with this the first time with the bodhi installer, i continued to unmount prior to install with my other two installs just because it worked. i will keep your words in mind for future attempts.

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Yes, that should always work for one with a good memory or a pencil and paper.

Glad you got it working.
luckily i had my regular laptop (the 32-bit is mostly a test system for lightweight distros) to refer back to your post as well as the ubuntu isoboot documentation. thanks again for the help.

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Old 04-17-2019, 03:55 PM   #18
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thank you to all of you for all your advices
but as i am a beginner with linux i have not really all understood
nevertheless, i studies all i could and finally i found a solution to boot on a usb key and it worked

i used another software to prepare my key and probably it was better than the first one because this one did the job good so that i could boot on the key and so i could put bodhi 5 on the pc (the software which allowed me to boot on usb is "rufus" but it works only on windows so i used another pc to prepare the key)

so thank you to all i have now bodhi 5 on the old pc

it remains a problem with onboard which does not want to remain in french at each boot but i will post a new thread for this new difficulty
thank you to all !!!
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 01:43 PM   #19
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You should be able to copy a bodhi iso file to a usb/flash drive and then put an entry in the /boot/grub/grub.cfg menu to boot the iso directly.
now that this thread has been marked as solved, i was wondering if i could ask about this method a bit more. it worked for bodhi and lubuntu exactly as you described. however, it came up short with debian-based antiX and raspberry pi desktop. have you used this method for debian or debian-based distros?

i realize the bodhi forum probably isn't the place for a mostly debian question and can certainly cross-post. i just didn't know how else to get you specific attention without any kind of an @ or mention system here that i know of. i did do a search of the debian forum which didn't yield anything for "iso boot".
 
Old 04-22-2019, 05:47 PM   #20
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I have an entry I used to boot Debian 8.3 iso. I don't use Debian regularly but the below entry booted that specific iso.

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menuentry "Debian uuid" {
loopback loop (hd1,3)/debian-live-8.3.0-amd64-mate-desktop.iso
linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz isofrom=/dev/disk/by-uuid/4b657f25-f4ba-43aa-99ac-8d7ba33a89c4/debian-live-8.3.0-amd64-mate-desktop.iso boot=live components quiet splash --
initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img
}
You need to actual, exact path to the iso, the exact name also. The "boot=live" is the Debian equivalent to the Lubuntu/Bodhi "boot=casper".
The /dev/disk/by-uuid need to be the UUID of the partition on which the iso resides, the (hd1,3) would be the second hard drive, third partition. All these entries need to be exact.

Didn't get an AntiX iso to boot so I extracted it and copied it to a partition on a flash drive and the entry below booted it.

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menuentry "AntiX Custom Boot " {
set gfxpayload=text
linux /antiX/vmlinuz quiet splash=v menus disable_srv=LX
initrd /antiX/initrd.gz
}
I did a lot of this about 4-5 years ago and have entries which worked for about 30 various iso files, Linux distros/utilities.
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 05:49 AM   #21
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This works for me. YMMV

Code:
menuentry "antiX ISO boot" {
     echo Boot disk address is: $root

     set iso='/antiX-17.4.1_x64-full.iso'
     set bootparms='from=all quiet persist nocheckfs'

     search -f $iso --set=root

     echo ISO root is:          $root
     echo ISO is:               $iso
     echo Boot parms are:       $bootparms
     echo
     loopback loop $iso
     linux (loop)/antiX/vmlinuz fromiso=$iso $bootparms
     initrd (loop)/antiX/initrd.gz
     echo Booting $iso}
 
Old Yesterday, 09:07 PM   #22
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thank you both for your help. i will probably get to testing these this weekend
 
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