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Re: Install on hp-pavilion-g6-2100 stops at 98%

On Monday 04 September 2017 11:57:19 Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:

> On 9/4/17, Thomas Schmitt <scdbackup@gmx.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Luis Speciale wrote:
> >> sudo cp firmware-9.1.0-amd64-netinst.iso /dev/disk1
> >
> > You copy to the device file, not to the mount directory. At least on
> > GNU/Linux this is like "dd". On MacOS it might differ but it will
> > not put the ISO as file into the FAT32 fileystem and not unpack the
> > ISO into the FAT32 filesystem.
> >
> > I expect that now your self-made FAT32 is gone from the USB stick,
> > because the partition table was overwritten by the ISO.
> > Nevertheless, there is again a FAT filesystem, which contains
> > initial EFI boot equipment of the ISO.
> I'm understanding what you're saying, but then again I might not be
> understanding. Are you saying that it looks like he copied straight to
> the device instead of to a mount point? That's what I'm understanding
> your words to be saying.
This s/b correct, the iso is an image, complete with filesystem, designed 
to be written to the device starting at LSN0.  IOW, it obliterates 
whatever may have been there before.

> I regularly mount partitions to do debootstrap installs so I do
> understand that method. That's how I am a-suming this should be done,
> too.
> All the times I've done that correctly, I have still.... wasted a
> ridiculous amount of time... repeatedly... tracking down the... device
> name to use when that's not what we use. *smacking my head (in
> hindsight)*
> That's an important point that I now wonder how often gets missed
> versus caught when people are having problems installing to other
> media. I know it never crosses my mind to consciously check off that
> specific detail when people are writing about their problems. :)
> That's also why people trying to help want to know the *exact* steps a
> user took to try to do something. The person helping is not being
> nosey. Seeing exact details might just help them catch a whoops such
> as that device name standing in place of a mount point.
> Cindy :)

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