It's practical to dump an image to a Pendrive ?
A Dimarts, 10 de Juliol de 2007 17:01, Michael Fisher va escriure:
> I would appreciate a translation to English regarding the manual
> installation of the Debian Live system. This is an area I have been working
> on (and struggling with) also.
Here is a first version of that manual,
I supose we'll put that in the Debian Wiki, and wrote that in this format,
Installing manually is complete with GRUB as boot manager and KDE as desktop,
Perhaps should complete some aspects, regarding other desktops or other boot
managers, but the starting idea is exposed,
How can I create a new wiki page for that article ?
> Thanks for your contribution.
> On 7/10/07, Jordi Pujol <jordi_pujol at telefonica.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > About testing the procedure described in DebianLive/Howto/USB,
> > working from a Debian GNU/Linux system,
> > I have downloaded the image USB for the KDE desktop and I have dumped it
> > to
> > the PenDrive using the dd command.
> > Inconvenient,
> > - As it was predicted, the complete formatting of the Pendrive is
> > produced - the Pendrive starts syslinux but then this does not find the
> > files of kernel
> > and ramdisk. To start is necessary do a syslinux reinstall.
> > - Some versions of Windows are capable of recognize only the first
> > partition
> > of the Pendrive, the other partitions cannot be shared with Windows, and
> > here
> > is where the user should save their documents.
> > - Casper gives errors of synchronization with the Pendrive, cannot write
> > or
> > read some sectors, the operating system does not work correctly.
> > After that unsuccessful experience, I have downloaded the ISO and
> > installed
> > manually the files,
> > create the following partitions on the Pendrive
> > 1- vfat, to store user documents and share with other operating systems
> > 2- ext3, with label "home-rw"
> > 3- ext3 or vfat, containing the system files
> > 4- swap,
> > copy manually, from the ISO package, the system files and install the
> > boot manager,
> > Observe that this operating system works without problems, does not give
> > errors of synchronization and shares the documents with the user of
> > Windows.
> > Conclusion,
> > - The USB image is valid only for certain models of Pendrive, in some
> > models
> > produces an incorrect file system
> > - is not practical to dump an image to the first partition of the
> > Pendrive,
> > the user should be able to choose the partition of installation and do an
> > advanced formatting of the Pendrive. (as if was a procedure of
> > installation of
> > a real Debian). It's necessary a more accurate installation procedure for
> > an
> > USB Pendrive, meanwhile a manual install gives good results,
> > I wrote an article about this experience in:
> > http://gilug.org/?q=node/301
> > It's in Catalan language, I supose latin origined language speakers
> > should not
> > have problems to understand,
> > A question :
> > There is an article for a manual installation of the "Debian Live" system
> > files on USB ?
> > if not, I could translate that article to English as a first try to
> > create one,
> > Best Regards,
> > Jordi Pujol
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