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[Solved] Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:08
by jsvenancio
ENG;

Good afternoon.

I'm having problems with solydx / 64 bts and I want to format and re-install this distro.

I used Yumi to create a pen-drive to boot and install from there.

But now I have problems getting the boot from the pen, I've tried with UEFI disabled and activated, but I still do not have the boot on the pen.

Any suggestions to solve this problem?


PT;

Boa tarde.

Estou com problemas no solydx/64 bts e pretendo formatar e voltar instalar essa distro.

Usei o Yumi para criar uma pen-drive para fazer o Boot e instalar a partir daí.

Mas agora estou com problemas para conseguir fazer o boot apartir da pen, já experimentei com o UEFI desactivado e activado, mas continuo sem ter o boot pela pen.

Alguma sugestão para resolver este problema?

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:25
by Digger
Did you have the pen drive formatted to NTFS ?
I have SolydX 64 bit on a flash drive and have no problems

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:36
by jsvenancio
Yes, the pen was formatted in NTFS.
Digger wrote:Did you have the pen drive formatted to NTFS ?
I have SolydX 64 bit on a flash drive and have no problems

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:44
by Digger
The only time I have had that problem is when I had a low quality flash drive .
Maybe try booting up in safe mode and installing from there ...

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:46
by Arjen Balfoort
I test with our own usb-creator, Unetbootin and dd: https://solydxk.nl/get-support/tutorials/#usb
Often the pen drive is faulty and I always have several different pen drives to test it with.

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:48
by Zill
jsvenancio wrote:... I used Yumi to create a pen-drive to boot and install from there.
But now I have problems getting the boot from the pen, I've tried with UEFI disabled and activated, but I still do not have the boot on the pen.
I have never used "Yumi" so cannot comment on this utility. I much prefer the "old-school" CLI method using "dd" as described in this SolydXK Tutorial.

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dd if=path_to_iso of=path_to_usbstick bs=4M && sync
Note that "dd" is also known as "disk destroyer" for a reason! Please double-check your file paths before running this command!

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:51
by ilu
I have never formatted a pen drive wih ntfs (always used fat32), and I have never used yumi.

Maybe try fat32 and SolydXK's USB Creator?

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Eu nunca formatado um pen drive com o NTFS (usada sempre FAT32), e eu nunca utilizado yumi. Talvez tente fat32 e SolydXK's USB Creator?

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 14:59
by Digger
Thank you for correcting me on that, I did mean to post fat 32 :oops:
That could very well be the problem if the OP formatted the pen drive to NTFS

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 20:30
by jsvenancio
I have used Unetbootin on other occasions without problems. I will create the pen again with the boot but this time with Unetbootin, then put here the result.

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 11 Feb 2017 21:06
by Zill
While unetbootin may work OK, this application has a history of problems with ISOs built using isohybrid techniques.

See Debian documentation "How do I write a CD/DVD/BD image to a USB flash drive?"...
Please note, that Debian advises not using unetbootin for this task. It can cause difficult-to-diagnose problems with booting and installing, so is not recommended.

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 12 Feb 2017 12:56
by mhwelsh
For a long time I formatted pen drives wall to wall FAT32.
Some times they worked and sometimes they did not.
Gparted certainly did not like them.

Now I leave the first 5Mbits empty so partition one starts 5Mbits in.
Since then every one a winner!


martin welsh

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 13 Feb 2017 02:11
by kurotsugi
linux can't read ntfs as default. it require 3rd party plugin called ntfs-3g which normally only loaded on userspace...well, let's save the boring technical explanation.

in short, don't use ntfs on pendrive if you want to make it bootable :lol"

Re: Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 00:21
by jsvenancio
Good evening. I used the USB CREATOR to create the pen and with that I was able to solve the problem and install SolydX. Thank you all.

Re: [Solved] Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 06:24
by Arjen Balfoort
Great, I'm glad you got it sorted out!
Did you install the USB Creator on a different OS?
I've never tried to do that but it should be able to install on any Debian version.

Re: [Solved] Problem with boot by pen drive

Posted: 22 Feb 2017 11:49
by jsvenancio
I had installed SolydX on the HD but I was having some problems with the boot, so my decision to format.

I had the SolydXK USB Creator installed but it did not work so I uninstalled this version and installed the new USB Creator version and from there I created the pen.
Schoelje wrote:Great, I'm glad you got it sorted out!
Did you install the USB Creator on a different OS?
I've never tried to do that but it should be able to install on any Debian version.