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Bug#680650: USB install method fails on wheezy alpha1

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Antoine Beaupré, le Sat 07 Jul 2012 13:18:49 -0400, a écrit :
>  2. uncompress the .img.gz file and dd it into a USB key:
>     gunzip debian-700alpha1-i386-boot.img.gz
>     sudo dd if=debian-700alpha1-i386-boot.img of=/dev/sdb1
>  3. mount the partition and copy the .iso and "vmlinuz" in place (I
>     didn't copy the initrd.gz because it's already on the image)
>  4. unmount the partition
>  5. mark the /dev/sdb1 partition bootable with "cfdisk"
>  6. try boot the USB key on a Thinkpad x120e, using the builtin BIOS boot selection tool

Does your USB key contain an MBR?

I have added a few days ago a step to the manual: please try to run

install-mbr /dev/sdb

and try to boot again.

> If it works, I suggest the documentation be updated to advise users to
> use the .isos instead of the hd-media files.

AFAIK it already does so, section 4.3.1 Preparing a USB stick using a
hybrid CD or DVD image.


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