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some3020 01-26-2017 10:54 AM

USB extension
 
Dear Friends, I appologize if this is not the right place to post my question, well, I've downloaded a linux distribtion with usb extension (to be direct this is exactly the name of the file :sol-11_3-live-x86.usb).
My problem is I don't know how to open or mount this kind of format
(Normally I use .iso)
Could anybody drop some clues here please
thanks in advance

hydrurga 01-26-2017 12:28 PM

According to the documentation here (https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E36784_01...TCKusbdownload), it's a straight dd copy (rename the target device diskN in the command below accordingly and make doubly sure that you're referring to the right device - it may be something like sdb - use sudo fdisk -l to find the device name):

Code:

dd if=/path/image.usb of=/dev/diskN bs=16k

ondoho 01-26-2017 03:06 PM

wherever you downloaded that mysterious file from, whatever distro that is, they probably have instructions on their pages.
the extension is a helpful pointer, but without any real meaning. in other words, it could be anything.

hydrurga 01-27-2017 01:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5660665)
wherever you downloaded that mysterious file from, whatever distro that is, they probably have instructions on their pages.
the extension is a helpful pointer, but without any real meaning. in other words, it could be anything.

To be fair to the OP, the Oracle "how to install the .usb file to a usb stick" information that was linked to by the downloads page for the ISO in question didn't actually provide the information it promised (nice one, Oracle). I had to do some rooting around to find the relevant information that I posted above.

some3020 01-27-2017 04:11 AM

Dear friends, thank you for your replies, However,I did this command : sudo dd if=/home/sol-11_3-live-x86.usb of=/home/solaris11.iso, the process went smooth without errors, but when tried this file image (the output iso file) on virtualbox, ite wasn't bootable,
I will try to add "bs=16k" and I hope it will work.
Again, many thanks for your replies

hydrurga 01-27-2017 04:17 AM

If you wanted to use it in VirtualBox, rather than set up an USB installer, why did you download the .usb version rather than the .iso version which was right next to it on the Oracle downloads page?

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...-2245079.html?

some3020 01-27-2017 04:23 AM

It's a long story dear hydrurga :) .Bref, I don't have access to inernet, it was only a friend who download it for me.

hydrurga 01-27-2017 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by some3020 (Post 5660886)
It's a long story dear hydrurga :) .Bref, I don't have access to inernet, it was only a friend who download it for me.

Ah, Ok. You should ask your friend to download the iso version.

Alternatively, you could dd that .usb to an actual usb stick and then try booting from it in VirtualBox - that *may* work, but you would probably have to access the internet to find out how to do it.

BW-userx 01-27-2017 06:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by some3020 (Post 5660514)
Dear Friends, I appologize if this is not the right place to post my question, well, I've downloaded a linux distribtion with usb extension (to be direct this is exactly the name of the file :sol-11_3-live-x86.usb).
My problem is I don't know how to open or mount this kind of format
(Normally I use .iso)
Could anybody drop some clues here please
thanks in advance

one that is not Linux it is Solaris and you might find you cannot do everything you'd what to with it. even though the OS is free everything else isn't (98.99% of it anyways)

and it will take over your entire system/drive/dual booting well better break out the how tos... chainload

fatmac 01-27-2017 06:38 AM

Try using the image as an installation 'disk' for your virtual environment.
You will need to create a virtual machine 'file' to install it into.
It can be tricky, but does work. :)

BW-userx 01-27-2017 07:02 AM

If you are going to use it in a Virtual Box then just download the other one that is an iso problem solved. That is the one I've used and I had less to no problems with it. the usb one if trickier then the iso one in both cases.

remember it is NOT linux it is Solaris

ondoho 01-27-2017 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrurga (Post 5660816)
To be fair to the OP, the Oracle "how to install the .usb file to a usb stick" information that was linked to by the downloads page for the ISO in question didn't actually provide the information it promised (nice one, Oracle). I had to do some rooting around to find the relevant information that I posted above.

so you happened to recognize what this is about just from the file name, but all op wrote was "a linux distribution"...
:rolleyes:
no harm done on either side, but it would have been up to you, some3020, to drop us some clues in the first place, please.

hydrurga 01-27-2017 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ondoho (Post 5661073)
so you happened to recognize what this is about just from the file name, but all op wrote was "a linux distribution"...
:rolleyes:
no harm done on either side, but it would have been up to you, some3020, to drop us some clues in the first place, please.

Throw sol-11_3-live-x86.usb into Google and it takes you straight there. ;-)

Shadow_7 01-27-2017 11:18 PM

The .usb probably contains some partition and bootloader stuff. You might be able to use split to segment off the part you want. Or dd it to an actual drive and grab just the partition part. Or download the preferred thing from the source and ignore that file. Unless you're on dialup or something the later is probably best, or at least most probable to work.

Brains 01-28-2017 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by some3020 (Post 5660878)
However,I did this command : sudo dd if=/home/sol-11_3-live-x86.usb of=/home/solaris11.iso

Try the dd command again, and this time, send it to the USB drive, not to /home/solxxxx.
I'm surprised hydrurga didn't catch this one. The "of=" part needs to be the path to the USB drive.

EDIT: The dd command you tried is like right clicking on the .usb file and renaming it with a .iso extension, no need to use dd when all you need to do in your example was to rename it.


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