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Re: new Etch netinstall from USB stick ...

Op 23-02-2007 om 16:52 schreef VDR User:
> I've noticed a recent trend is people installing (or trying to anyways)
> linux onto usb flashdrives so they can have a system containing no
> harddrives.  I jumped on board and gave this a shot myself.  I used a Stable
> netinstall cd to avoid the current expired key-signature problems.

At http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Today is this line:

  Use daily or weekly builds of the installer instead,
  as those have the new archive key.

> I was able to install debian and start booting from the usb flashdrive
> but ran into a problem:
> pivot_root: No such file or directory
> /sbin/init: 432: cannot open dev/console: No such file
> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
> Based on google searches this could be the stock kernel not having usb
> support compiled into it, incorrect settings in the /etc/fstab, or
> pivot_root.
> My question is, is this a familiar problem to you guys?  If so, any plans on
> fixing it?  I'd really like to have a harddrive'less debian system without
> the need to rip my hair out in the process.  I don't imagine it helps that
> I'm still very new to linux and by no means that competent of a user yet.
> Any help, advice, tips, knowledge, wisedom, or acknowledgment you could give
> me on this issue would be much appreciated!  And hopefully the new etch
> netinstall cd will have support for installing to a usb flash drive!  :)

Retry with a recent debian-installer, not from stable.

> Thanks.
> -Derek

Geert Stappers

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