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Old 10-31-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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Problem with persistent usb live


Hello, i have a 64 GB USB and today i install busenlabs (debian based) on this USB, but on persistant mode, not live.

I did create one partition on USB /dev/sdc1 and install the distribution, after when installer ask me if install grub to MBR i did answer "NO" and i select manually grub target on "/dev/sdc1".

But, if i try boot the usb on my main computer not work, the screen is black with a white cursor, not error message, nothing, but if i try boot in my laptop, boot and work well, why? I try change boot secuence but is not that.

The only difference is that on my main computer i have two Disks 1 SSD + 1 HDD and in my laptop only one HDD.

Someone could help me?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-31-2016, 08:53 PM   #2
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I suspect the reason why it's not booting is because you didn't install the bootloader.

Using a program like Unetbootin to make your usb device bootable with Busenlabs on it should prove most helpful.
https://unetbootin.github.io/

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if i try boot in my laptop, boot and work well, why? I try change boot secuence but is not that.
Is your laptop a uefi machine?
 
Old 10-31-2016, 08:54 PM   #3
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did you mark the partition boot as well?
 
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Installing Grub to the MBR would of been a good choice.-

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Persistent isn't a real install and may have nothing to do with this issue other than it isn't a real install.

"the screen is black with a white cursor, not error message, nothing,"

When I see this I get the feeling that the way the system boots is still mixing up the way it sees the device. Should be booting off hard drive order and not usb order maybe.

Might be missing drivers for the system.
 
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Persistent isn't a real install and may have nothing to do with this issue other than it isn't a real install.

"the screen is black with a white cursor, not error message, nothing,"

When I see this I get the feeling that the way the system boots is still mixing up the way it sees the device. Should be booting off hard drive order and not usb order maybe.

Might be missing drivers for the system.
Thanks! jefro:-
 
Old 11-01-2016, 07:47 AM   #7
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I suspect the reason why it's not booting is because you didn't install the bootloader.

Using a program like Unetbootin to make your usb device bootable with Busenlabs on it should prove most helpful.
https://unetbootin.github.io/


Is your laptop a uefi machine?
Both are UEFI machine, on main computer i have select "legacy and uefi boot"

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did you mark the partition boot as well?
Yes

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Persistent isn't a real install and may have nothing to do with this issue other than it isn't a real install.

"the screen is black with a white cursor, not error message, nothing,"

When I see this I get the feeling that the way the system boots is still mixing up the way it sees the device. Should be booting off hard drive order and not usb order maybe.

Might be missing drivers for the system.
Is not that, i try change the hdd priority and not work, and i can boot any USB live on my main computer well.

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thank you all but I still do not solve the problem
 
Old 11-01-2016, 07:56 AM   #8
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what app did you use to create this USB with?
 
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what app did you use to create this USB with?
I did create live usb with "dd command" to install to other USB select the correct USB into installation.
 
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You should have installed GRUB to /dev/sdc (not /dev/sdc1), HOWEVER, maybe the drive isn't called /dev/sdc on your other computer; the order of the drives might be different. Using UUID would prevent this problem: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-grub-899157/

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Old 11-01-2016, 08:43 AM   #11
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I did create live usb with "dd command" to install to other USB select the correct USB into installation.
haha how funny is that? I am doing that right now as I type this. I just installed Void Linux onto a 32GB USB stick off the install of it on a different USB stick, It said grub was not installed. So now I am in FATDOG64 and I am going to attempt moving it over a bit and giving it a little bit of dos partition to install dos for grub on to it and see if I can get that to work.

it has been a while sense I've played with this dog, but I will post back if I get it running, in how I actually did it.
 
Old 11-01-2016, 09:32 AM   #12
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You should have installed GRUB to /dev/sdc (not /dev/sdc1), HOWEVER, maybe the drive isn't called /dev/sdc on your other computer; the order of the drives might be different. Using UUID would prevent this problem: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-grub-899157/
But is strange that in my laptop works fine with grub on "/dev/sdc1" and not "/dev/sdc", i will try to reinstall all and select grub into /dev/sdc...

Thanks.
 
Old 11-01-2016, 09:38 AM   #13
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Code:
userx@voided2.what~>> sudo mount /dev/sdc2 /media/hd1
userx@voided2.what~>> cd /media/hd1/boot
userx@voided2.what/media/hd1/boot>> ls
System.map-4.5.2_1  grub                   vmlinuz-4.5.2_1
config-4.5.2_1      initramfs-4.5.2_1.img
userx@voided2.what/media/hd1/boot>> su
Password: 
# mkinitrd -f initramfs-4.5.2_1.img 4.5.2_1
not done yet
 
Old 11-01-2016, 10:45 AM   #14
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Problem Solved, I had try install mbr into usb mbr and works fine!!!! Thanks to all.
 
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Problem Solved, I had try install mbr into usb mbr and works fine!!!! Thanks to all.
so how did you actually do that show your commands I keep getting errors for grub installing to the USB stick.
it would help others too if they come and take a look .. sharing your how to's this is LQ not apple
 
  


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