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Old 05-28-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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ISO to USB creator.


Hi: In http://www.android-x86.org/documents...howto#Advanced you can see that, to create a bootable USB stick from an ISO image, the Linux Live USB creator is used. However that tool only runs on Windows. Is there not linux software to do the same thing?
 
Old 05-28-2016, 01:14 PM   #2
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Just use dd.

Code:
dd if=/location/to/your.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
If the iso hasn't been prepped for USB usage (slackware 14.1 and future versions are prepped for usb, so you won't need to do this -- although, it doesn't hurt to do it again if it's already been done), you'd need to run isohybrid on the iso prior to using dd.

Code:
isohybrid /location/to/your.iso

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Old 05-28-2016, 02:40 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. Could you tell me how to check integrity of the files downloaded at that site?

EDIT: I ran isohybrid on the file and it did not touch anything (I did a backup and then compared with cmp)! Perhaps it was already hybridized?

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Old 05-28-2016, 02:48 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot. Could you tell me how to check integrity of the files downloaded at that site?
Follow the link View for any of the .iso or.img. It is displayed on the screen that appears.
 
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:56 PM   #5
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make md5 sums first , pass de isohybrid , and compare later.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 03:12 PM   #6
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Follow the link View for any of the .iso or.img. It is displayed on the screen that appears.
I don't see it anywhere!
 
Old 05-28-2016, 03:24 PM   #7
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Most sites provide you a separate file that ends in .md5. This is an md5 hash to verify whether or not the download is corrupted. If the place you downloaded the iso doesn't supply that (or some other hash) anywhere, then there really is no way to verify the integrity of the file. You can see what I mean with the Slackware-14.1 dvd folder on a Slackware mirror below. There is a slackware64-14.1-install-dvd.iso file as well as a slackware64-14.1-install-dvd.iso.md5 file in that folder.

http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa...re64-14.1-iso/

What are you trying to write to your USB and where did you get the file?
 
Old 05-28-2016, 04:33 PM   #8
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The site is
http://www.android-x86.org/download
and the file I wrote to the pendrive is android-x86-4.4-r2.iso, after having run isohybrid on it. By the way, isohybrid left it intact.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 05:16 PM   #9
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It doesn't look like they provide any way to verify the integrity of the ISOs.

And isohybrid won't output anything if nothing went wrong. It is a quick process.
 
Old 05-28-2016, 05:16 PM   #10
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I don't see it anywhere!
Yes. Some View links lead you to a summary (at least those that I tried), but not his one. Anyway just go there...
https://sourceforge.net/projects/and...Release%204.4/
... And click on the letter "i" in a black disk on the line of the file you downloaded.

For android-x86-4.4-r2.iso I see:
Code:
SHA1: 67867c7990c3c0bbd01cadecf18188701b53315f
MD5: 25f43dc4c4ceb007661a30448258262c
But you may prefer check yourself.

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Old 05-28-2016, 05:58 PM   #11
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Tkanks Didier. I take the opportunity to ask another question. After installation of android, I modified lilo.conf to boot the new OS. I just wrote
Code:
image=/mnt/android-4.4-r2/kernel
  root=/dev/sda7
  label=android
  read-only
because I saw the only filename that looked like a kernel image was that. But after some chunks of messages output, it said "5 seconds to boot". As I saw an initrd.img, I then added it to lilo.conf:
Code:
image=/mnt/android-4.4-r2/kernel
  initrd=/mnt/android-4.4-r2/initrd.img
  root=/dev/sda7
  label=android
  read-only
This time the booting process went on longer, but finally it said: Detecting Android and there it seems to have hanged. Any way to use lilo to boot the Android OS? Of course, lilo when run did not output any errors.

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Old 05-28-2016, 07:42 PM   #12
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I think that you will have to use grub (I mean grub 2 shipped in Slackware, no grub legacy).
 
Old 05-29-2016, 09:19 AM   #13
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Yes, but I'm having a lot of trouble trying to dual boot slackware and android.
 
Old 05-29-2016, 09:30 AM   #14
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Check this article: http://www.webupd8.org/2012/03/how-t...nd-ubuntu.html

It should be doable to adapt the procedure to Slackware.
 
  


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