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Old 07-29-2010, 02:20 AM   #1
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Installing Debian from USB flash drive - Cannot mount "CD-ROM"

Due to the lack of a CD burner (at least one that works properly) I've been trying to install Debian on my laptop from a USB drive. I extracted the ISO contents onto my drive, made an entry in GRUB (on the flash drive - I'm booting from it) and can successfully begin the installation, but when it tries to mount the CD-ROM, obviously it can't, as there isn't one. I tried mounting the flash drive partition with the ISO contents to /cdrom manually, but I don't seem to be able to do so. I either get "No such device" or "Invalid argument". I CAN, however, mount the FAT32 partition of that flash drive (which oddly enough I cannot mount in Windows - go figure). The partition I need to mount is ext2. All of the partitions show up in /dev as well as /proc/filesystems.

Also, I'm using the netinstall to save space on my flash drive. ( )

Why can't I mount my ext2 partition?

Last edited by Jinouchi; 07-29-2010 at 02:25 AM.
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