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mhwelsh
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Solydxk advice

Postby mhwelsh » 12 Sep 2015 11:57

If you select the downloads page there is a coloured link 'Usb' which takes you to "http://solydxk.nl/get-support/tutorials/#usb".

In this link it refers to:

"Win 32 Disk Imager
Old school, use dd:
dd if=path_to_iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M && sync (/dev/sdb could be an active partition!)

Where /dev/sdb is your USB’s mount point.
Note that this will not work when you have an EFI system."

Some people have more than one hard disk or SSD and the hard disks or SSDs are labelled sda, sdb, sdc etc.

Please change the line of code to read;

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dd if=path_to_iso of=path_to_usbstick bs=4M && sync
where path to usb stick takes the /dev/sdxyz form and xyz is replaced by the letters identifying the usb drive.
The letter identifying the usb drive may be found with

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sudo fdisk -l
Another addition that would be helpful is preparation of the usb. Does it need what sort of formatting, and does it need any flags?

Can any body recommend a good programme for recovering partition tables?


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ilu
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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby ilu » 12 Sep 2015 12:36

Yes that tutorial part definitely needs a makeover for several reasons.

Installing unetbootin from sourceforge should not be recommended since sourseforge is blocked by uBlock for malware spreading. And the windiskimager link leads also to sourceforge. Even if sourceforge has stopped using a wrapper atm they are not to be trusted anymore.

The only reliable download source I know of would be http://www.heise.de/download/unetbootin ... aller.html and http://ww.heise.de/download/win32-disk- ... 92033.html. They will never use wrappers but the site is in german only.

Maybe we should not recommend at all a tool that vanished from debian stable and testing even if the recomendation is for the Win version. I've seen massive complains about faulty results here https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=775689.
Can any body recommend a good programme for recovering partition tables?
Testdisk.

kurotsugi
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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby kurotsugi » 12 Sep 2015 12:56

+1. testdisk

I hate dd for several reason but I think we doesn't need any special preparation for the thumbdrive (CMIIW). though, you'll lost your data if you use dd.

as for unetbootin...why don't we use our imagewriter? :3

mhwelsh
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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby mhwelsh » 12 Sep 2015 15:23

Eureka!

Testdisk worked a treat - it must be idiot proof.

I had actually destroyed the partition table and the usb traffic was restricted to sdb1.
So I will have to start a new iso collection.

Thanks for you responses.

martin welsh

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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 13 Sep 2015 06:40

Tutorial page updated.

Perhaps change Win 32 Disk Imager to: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal- ... y-as-1-2-3
I don't know the tool but it's recommended by Ubuntu.

If anyone would like to make a new video for this tutorial, that would be great.


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ilu
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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby ilu » 13 Sep 2015 11:37

Why not just change the download links for now? German is not thaaat horrendous .... the word "Download" is the same anyway. And Heise has an excellent reputation. It's a pity about sourceforge but that can't be helped. I would not install anything from them anymore definitely not on MS Win.

mhwelsh
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Re: Solydxk advice

Postby mhwelsh » 13 Sep 2015 13:00

Thank you very much.
The modifications work a treat.

What made it more painful was the fact that the partition table covered half of my backups and an awful lot of work.

martin welsh


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