LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-23-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
linustalman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 9 Stable (Stretch) x64
Posts: 3,431

Rep: Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361
Question Point Linux Installer error: Critical error! Source squashfs file does not exist!


Hi.

After booting into Point Linux 2.3 on a USB, I get this error when I clicked on install. "Critical error! Source squashfs file does not exist!". What must I do to overcome this?

Thanks.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pli.gif
Views:	25
Size:	25.7 KB
ID:	15308  
 
Old 04-23-2014, 09:34 PM   #2
widget
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: S.E. Montana
Distribution: Debian Testing, Stable, Sid and Manjaro, Mageia 3, LMDE
Posts: 2,628

Rep: Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496
We need more information on your proble.

How did you put the image on the usb stick?

The installer seems to be, by my reading on the DistroWatch News section on the release of this respin (that I had never heard of), a "Point Linux installer" which could well be NOT the Debian installer with which most of us are familiar with.

It appears to be put out to be a DVD image and it could be that it is not easy to use on a stick.

Have you tried burning to a DVD? RW is your friend.

ALL images of a wide variety of distros that I have tried recently, however, are fully functional on a stick. This includes every thing from Debian Netinstall images to other distros Live Session images.

I use simply the dd command for putting the images on the stick. Works very well and fast.

Did you check the md5sum of the image?

Last edited by widget; 04-23-2014 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 07:14 AM   #3
linustalman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 9 Stable (Stretch) x64
Posts: 3,431

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361
Hi widget.

I used MultiSystem.
I used 'pointlinux-mate-full-2.3-32.iso'.
The MD5sum is fine.
Yes, I'd say 99% of the time I too have zero problems with installing distros from USB.

I tried to install the same ISO in VirtualBox and there was no issue.

Last edited by linustalman; 04-24-2014 at 07:36 AM.
 
Old 04-24-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
widget
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: S.E. Montana
Distribution: Debian Testing, Stable, Sid and Manjaro, Mageia 3, LMDE
Posts: 2,628

Rep: Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496
I would give the usb stick another try with dd.

You are recommended to format the stick to the appropriate fat format to start with but I forget about half the time and it is no problem. dd copies the entire input file to the entire defined drive (output file) including the format.

So you can't have anything else on the drive when putting the image on it. You can create more partitions after that if you want persistence or data partitions or both for that matter.

I have Wheezy live on a 32gig stick with persistence and a data partition for data recovery chores when they turn up.
Code:
dd if=<file> of=<device> bs=4M; sync
an example, admittedly with a long path to the input file;
Code:
dd if=/home/thom/Dropbox/Cynix64-Alpha2/cynix-live.iso of=/dev/sdi bs=4M; sync
You need a complete path. This can be done by simply going to the image, right click on it and select "copy" go to your terminal and "paste" to the correct place in the command. This is not the approved geek way to do a command but I suck at typing. Very good at typos though.

You need the device designation of the stick for the "of=" (output file).

The "bs" is blocksize and the "sync" gets rid of any extra files created.

Will generally work fine without those last 2 but that is what Debian recommends to use.

If this doesn't work I would go to a RW DVD.

I have looked at MultiSystem. Got it, looked at it, tried one image not on the list, deleted it. Wasn't impressed.

Could be that it works for some but it didn't for me. dd works and is included in all Linux distros and works the same in all of them.
 
Old 04-26-2014, 12:58 PM   #5
linustalman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 9 Stable (Stretch) x64
Posts: 3,431

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361
Thumbs up

Thanks widget.

Your solution works perfectly. The CB guys also advocate this: http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=23267

 
Old 04-27-2014, 12:13 AM   #6
widget
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: S.E. Montana
Distribution: Debian Testing, Stable, Sid and Manjaro, Mageia 3, LMDE
Posts: 2,628

Rep: Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496
There are a lot of tools out there. I have found that using native Linux tools that come with most distros are the most reliable.

They aren't really pretty though. Sometimes eye candy is just not enough.

Really glad it worked.

What do you think of the bugger?
 
Old 04-27-2014, 12:59 PM   #7
linustalman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 9 Stable (Stretch) x64
Posts: 3,431

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by widget View Post
There are a lot of tools out there. I have found that using native Linux tools that come with most distros are the most reliable.

They aren't really pretty though. Sometimes eye candy is just not enough.

Really glad it worked.

What do you think of the bugger?
Point Linux is a fine distro. MATE is my fave DE.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 01:10 PM   #8
widget
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Location: S.E. Montana
Distribution: Debian Testing, Stable, Sid and Manjaro, Mageia 3, LMDE
Posts: 2,628

Rep: Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496Reputation: 496
May have to look at it when I get something other than this ancient laptop to play with.

I use Xfce but my wife is a Mate user. It is pretty nice.
 
Old 04-27-2014, 01:19 PM   #9
linustalman
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Debian 9 Stable (Stretch) x64
Posts: 3,431

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361Reputation: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by widget View Post
May have to look at it when I get something other than this ancient laptop to play with.

I use Xfce but my wife is a Mate user. It is pretty nice.
Xfce is my 2nd fave DE.
 
  


Reply

Tags
error, install, linux, point


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Redhat Linux 4.8 error -mount: mount point /oracle does not exist for new /etc/fstab entries bellnarm Linux - Server 1 11-23-2011 05:09 AM
USB Install: Arch Linux SQUASHFS error before first reboot oalicein Linux - Newbie 5 12-29-2010 03:13 PM
[SOLVED] FTP Critical file transfer error rewards Linux - Newbie 1 12-28-2010 02:45 AM
SWIG wrap.c file returns error: struct_vector_wrap.c:2413: error: dereferencing point varun_shrivastava Programming 0 05-25-2007 04:47 AM
mount error: mount point /home/me/x does not exist whil Fedora 3 05-24-2006 10:39 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration