Re: Iso-hybrid freezing the BIOS on USB key
Some old BIOSes are unhappy booting iso-hybrid. In that case, build
use usb-hdd images instead.
Not so old indeed, the laptop is less than 2 years old. That's sad
news, this means we cannot use iso-hybrid to replace usb images on our
website if we don't want to have many people complaining.
No. You just dd the file to the device, e.g. /dev/sdb (*not* to the
That's what I'm used to do. I noticed that changing the partition table
with sfdisk (to add a persistence partition) makes it “fix” the
partition table. It shifts the first partition to sector one, don't know
if it's a good idea or not (I'd say no!).
Also normal. isohybrid plays "tricks" with the image to make it boot
both as optical media and from USB.
Ok, this is not a feature then, but a smart hack :).
Note: Persistent storage in a separate partition is currently not
working correctly with Debian Live images, though the doc from their
site indicates it should be possible. That remains as a TODO to fix
Mmm, not sure to understand. Due to the trick, the partition table is
not editable anymore? In this case I should not try to add a partition