USB boot then mount raid?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 18, 2012
Trying to build a new cheap home server. Want to boot from USB thumb drive and use all of the hard drives as a raid. I have an existing system that has worked well for several years but is getting OLD. I know I can't boot from a a raid and my existing system boots from a small hard drive. I am looking for some docs that explain what has to go where. I don't want to ware out the USB drive by writing to it so I want to put only what I need to boot and mount the raid.
Before anyone suggests "just get something like Unraid", I do use the system for more than just storage. I run a small, in home only, web server and SQL server. I also do some software development so using a caned NAS type distro is probably not going to work.
Anyhow I am sure I am not the first one to want to do this so I assume there are some docs out there.
I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance.
Unable to locate chntpw with ubuntu 12.04 USB boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 6, 2012
Okay sorta only days old to the whole Linux world so this may be an extremely noob question.
I am trying to retrieve the chntpw package when using the ubuntu 12.04 booted from a USB. When I plug in the command "sudo apt-get install chntpw" I get the error "E: Unable to locate package chntpw".
I've tried to use the command "sudo apt-get update". I've downloaded other packages and they downloaded just fine. (the package I used for a test was nmap). I've even booted my laptop normally on Win7 used ubuntu through the virtual box program and it downloaded the chntpw package without problems.
Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas???
SETUP: Logitech Dual Action USB Gamepad 10.04 Lucid
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 4, 2010
I bought this popular gamepad as it appears to be well supported in previous releases of Ubuntu. After looking through numerous threads on gamepads on the ubuntu forums and with internet search, I cannot get clear and easy to understand instructions on its setup. Can you help. Please make the process simple, for me and those who follow. Your help is appreciated. If a link posts here that doesn't apply to lucid I'll let you know.
Problems with Installation, USB Boot Drive and Boot Priority
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 19, 2014
First time installing Linux.
I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a old Asus netbook, I can't tell the model right now but it's the classic, plain white netbook with an Intel Atom, running Windows 7.
I downloaded the iso, UNetBootin, flashed a pen drive, made a partition of about 35 gb, and went to install the distro alongside windows 7.
I've had some problems during the boot, even changing the priority into Removable Devices first, it would still load Win7, after some googling I found out that some old PCs see pen drives as HD, so I put HD as top priority in the Boot Priority Menu and changed the main HD to the pen drive. Everything went good, until I wanted to install the OS itself from the "Live" desktop. There was a option that I wasn't aware of: Install Lubuntu alongside Windows 7. I didn't know that was possible, and that the only proper way to keep the two OS in Dual Boot was installing the distro into a manually created fresh partition. I tried it, of course, and the scr
Dell Latitude D620 USB boot???
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 9, 2013
Trying to boot linux from a USB flash memory stick and not having any joy. The boot menu does not even show a USB stick as a boot option. BUT should I insert a bootable freedos stick into the port it's gets recognised and I can boot from it.
I've tried several different flavours of linux (*buntu, debian, arch) where I've written the image to the stick using dd and they work on other computers but when plugged into the dell the memory stick is not even recognised. A bootable freedos image will allow the mem stick to be shown in the bios and you can boot from it?
I've updated the bios to the latest A10 version, does not help. i've checked the usb settings (allow legacy etc) and change boot option and nothing seems to work.
I'm stumped, any ideas?
BestBuy dual drive USB
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 15, 2004
I am running an PII/266 Slack 10 box (Kernel 2.4.26) and I would like to mount an USB dual drive (flash+SD Mermory card): two in one, an internal 64Mb flash and an slot for inserting SD cards.
When I plug in the device the Kernel only seems to recognize the internal flash, which I can mount under /dev/sda1 as a VFAT filesystem. I have looked up in the /var/log/messages to see if there was anything else, but the SD card does not exist ....
thanks in advance.
U3 removal on SanDisk for USB boot
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 9, 2011
I am trying to install Ubuntu on my other computer through a boot from a USB-drive.
I have this SanDisk drive and when I try to boot from it says "No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found".
I did a little reading and found that the problem might be the flash drive - that it has this U3 program and that I have to remove that. To do so, I should use this Launchpadremoval program (http://u3.sandisk.com/launchpadremoval.htm).
When I launch this application it says "Please insert a U3 smart drive."
Anyone know how to solve this problem?
Knoppix USB boot problem with internal SATA drive
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 30, 2008
I was able to boot Knoppix 5.1.1 from an USB drive, but the internal SATA hard drive was not mounted correctly by Knoppix. Please help.
During boot, Knoppix did recognize USB drive as /dev/sdb, internal SATA drive as /dev/sda. Now the problem: after booted into Knoppix, mounted USB drive become /dev/sda1, which was wrong. My internal SATA drive's 1st partition could not be accessed, since /dev/sda1 pointed to USB drive. But SATA drive's 2nd partition was OK as /dev/sda2. I could not unmount /dev/sda1 since Knoppix thinks it is in use (it is actually USB, so it is in use!).
I guess there is a bug in Knoppix 5.1.1. If there is a work around, please point me to the right direction. Thanks!
Howto make USB boot drives
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 13, 2012
Quick start manual and mkusb
The fastest way to start making USB boot drives is to download the quick start manual and the shell-script mkusb and check the md5sums.
- Download the quick start manual and mkusb http://phillw.net/isos/one-button-installer/scripts/
- View or download the quick start manual http://ubuntuone.com/13HPbV48PmonVgkac8KK3l
- Check the md5sums http://phillw.net/isos/one-button-in...ums-phillw.txt
Doing the same thing many times
For the first time I have been helping to test a new Ubuntu version (Lubuntu 12.04 LTS). After a while I wanted to make itsimpler and safer to transfer the code to the USB pendrive. I have been happy using unetbootin, because of its high success rate. I also tested Ubuntu's startup disk creator usb-creator-gtk, which has the advantage that you reach Ubuntu's first screen, that is skipped by unetbootin. Both tools work with my computers and can be used to create persistent live systems.
Temporary edit: usb-creator-gtk is buggy in Lu
Need Help with USB boot up for Feather Linux.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 21, 2005
Hello all. I am currently trying to boot feather linux off my 256MB Kingston USB drive, but to no avail. I have followed the feather linux site, step by step but i keep on getting DISK ERROR, or not boot record not found. The motherboard gives me the option to boot off the USB but nothing happens. I know i'm doing something wrong. One thing that the site doesn't http://featherlinux.berlios.de/ tell you is how to format your stick? is it ok to format it with FAT 32, or FAT, or linux. I would really like to have the ability to cary around an OS in my pocket Smile Thank you for your time on this matter.
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