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svooo
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Not able to boot live usb

Postby svooo » 09 Dec 2016 13:06

Hi all,

Currently I am running Manjaro KDE, but want to try SolydX/SolydK, as it seems Matlab is better supported in Debian based distros.
After doing some search in the web I coma across to SolydXK, and it seems very convenient to me. I would like to give a try to it, but when I am creating the live usb, it doen't boot in my laptop.

when I am trying SolydX - it says that it couldn't find virtual box, and it is quieting virtual box and systems freezes there.
when I am trying SolydK - it starts Plymouth screen, I see the bar almost 15% filled and it is stopped there.

I created Live USB with Suse Studio Imagewriter in Manjaro KDE. also I tried to create it from windows desktop by using either Rawrite or rosaimage writer. No luck.

But the live usb is working on my other laptop, that is why I guess it is more connected to my current laptop, although there were never similar problem with other distros.

Although, my CPU does support for virtualization, but it is turned off from bios and I dont have access to it :/ (some strange decision from Acer team). I guess this is the problem. can you help me overpass it? How can I do it?

here is the specs of my system

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inxi -Fxzc0
System:    Host: svooo-manj Kernel: 4.4.36-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.1)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.4 (Qt 5.7.0) Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire V3-372 v: V1.01
           Mobo: Acer model: Aspire V3-372 v: V1.01 UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: V1.01 date: 09/17/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 19.0 Wh 63.2% condition: 30.1/33.1 Wh (91%) model: SANYO AC14B3K status: Discharging
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9604
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 580 MHz 2: 662 MHz 3: 564 MHz 4: 570 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel HD Graphics 520 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.02hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 13.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.36-1-MANJARO
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8168 v: 8.040.00-NAPI port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (25.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_RBU size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 226G used: 53G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 9.45GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 51.0C mobo: 44.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 4:30 Memory: 1826.3/7902.6MB Init: systemd Gcc sys: 6.2.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.51) inxi: 2.3.4


Thank you in advance.
Cheers

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ilu
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Re: Not able to boot live usb

Postby ilu » 09 Dec 2016 14:44

The process for installing SolydX on other Acer laptop has been complicated for me in the past. I wrote about it here: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6299. Maybe you find something there that helps.

Acer has - at least in Europe - a very helpful support. You just have to get past the entry level helpdesk ("we can't support Linux") and talk to the technicians who know their systems very well.

svooo
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Re: Not able to boot live usb

Postby svooo » 09 Dec 2016 20:10

ilu wrote:The process for installing SolydX on other Acer laptop has been complicated for me in the past. I wrote about it here: https://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6299. Maybe you find something there that helps.

Acer has - at least in Europe - a very helpful support. You just have to get past the entry level helpdesk ("we can't support Linux") and talk to the technicians who know their systems very well.

Thanks for the response ilu. I will definitely look at your post. But I get rid off windows months ago, and it is only Manjaro on my drive with bios (no secure boot and uefi), so I am not sure how the steps described in your tutorial will work in this case.

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Re: Not able to boot live usb

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 13 Dec 2016 14:26

Did you try to write to the pen drive with dd?
Did you try another pen drive?


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Re: Not able to boot live usb

Postby svooo » 04 Jan 2017 12:45

Schoelje wrote:Did you try to write to the pen drive with dd?
Did you try another pen drive?
Thanks for the response.
No I didn't try with dd, but I will surely do, as soon as I get my laptop back (it was broken.)
but I did try with other pen drive and that didn't work. But I dont really think that it was the reason, as I was able to boot on my other laptop and even install it successfully.
But when I used the same pen drive on my laptop it was stack :/

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Re: Not able to boot live usb

Postby kurotsugi » 04 Jan 2017 14:11

you can try dd and/or disable Plymouth at boot. adding "nosplash" might do the job. hardware spec wise, in my experience acer is 100% works with linux. though, software wise, as ilu explained above, sometimes the bios isn't linux friendly. that being said, you already set the uefi setting on 'legacy' so I think it should be easy to install solydx on your system.

if that didn't work, you can install a debian then solyd-fying it by adding the repo and solydxk packages. not an easy procedure so it should be used as last resort.

btw, welcome to solyd family :3


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