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Old 10-29-2015, 02:45 AM   #1
DougSM69
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Hi, I'm currently dual booting Win7 Ultimate/Linux Mint Debian. The Mint Live DVD is the only one that will boot on my Toshiba Satellite Pro A300. I really want to change Mint for Robolinux, but the dvd wont boot. I've tried both 32 and 64 bit and it's the same. I've tried with Zorin 9 Ultimate 32 bit and the install stops with the error Unable to build filesystem Squashfs, I used to have Zorin 9 Ultimate (From same DVD) as a standalone os and it was ok then, so I'm at a loss. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks. D
 
Old 10-29-2015, 05:20 AM   #2
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You could make your bootloader boot an iso file of your install disk. Make sure the downloaded file is ok by checking md5sum and that it is located on a Linux filesystem.

- Edit
Code:
/etc/grub.d/40_custom
- add at the end
Code:
menuentry "Slackware 14.1 ISO" {
        insmod loopback
        insmod iso9660
        set isofile="/slackware64-14.1-install-dvd.iso"
        loopback loop (hd0,10)$isofile
        linux (loop)/kernels/huge.s/bzImage load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw printk.time=0 SLACK_KERNEL=huge.s
        initrd (loop)/isolinux/initrd.img
        }
- Note that my iso file is in no directory on (hd0,10) which is /dev/sda10

- Save changes with, as root
Code:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Note that it could be update-grub for you.
 
Old 10-29-2015, 05:24 AM   #3
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Can anyone help me out here?
Hi...

Welcome to the forum

Do you get any other SquashFS errors? If so, please post a readout.

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 10-29-2015 at 05:27 AM. Reason: Correction.
 
  


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