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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: Hamlet on November 28, 2011, 10:07:14 am

Title: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 28, 2011, 10:07:14 am

Error message is : Could not find ramdisk image: /isolinux/init.gz

md5sum is good and I used bootinst.sh to make a bootable USB. Looking on the drive init.gz doesn't appear to be in /isolinux.

thanks,

Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: stretchedthin on November 28, 2011, 10:12:42 am
Look for init.lz. Then just rename it to init.gz and then try booting from the usb stick again.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 28, 2011, 11:04:01 am
I've copied /isolinux/init.lz to /syslinux/init.gz and /isolinux/initrd.lz to /syslinux/initrd.gz but I get the same error message.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 28, 2011, 11:08:23 am
OK , I've copied /isolinux/init.lz to /isolinux/init.gz and /isolinux/initrd.lz to /isolinux/initrd.gz and it has booted into the install menu.

 Thanks for the help. ;D
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 28, 2011, 11:17:03 am
Uh oh , more problems. Select monitor box pop up but whatever I select causes a few lines of text. The last reads "Logging in as root" then the screen goes black for five seconds and then the computer opens the cdrom then shuts down and reboots. I'm off to burn a CD.  ;D
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: stretchedthin on November 28, 2011, 04:02:02 pm
Uh oh , more problems. Select monitor box pop up but whatever I select causes a few lines of text. The last reads "Logging in as root" then the screen goes black for five seconds and then the computer opens the cdrom then shuts down and reboots. I'm off to burn a CD.  ;D

Yeah, I got the same here.  However, VL7.0-Live works just fine from USB.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: uelsk8s on November 28, 2011, 07:37:15 pm
can you try this script http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/Uelsk8s/vl-usb-install
copy it to /sbin and run it as root
works on 7.0 GOLD here.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 29, 2011, 01:03:48 am
This is on my Debian machine :

root@chewbacca:~# vl-usb-install
.: 8: Can't open /sbin/vasm-functions

I can try it on my VL box later ( although that's a bit chicken and egg ! ).

Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: uelsk8s on November 29, 2011, 05:36:19 am
This is on my Debian machine :

root@chewbacca:~# vl-usb-install
.: 8: Can't open /sbin/vasm-functions

I can try it on my VL box later ( although that's a bit chicken and egg ! ).


try to comment the 7th and 8th lines
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: |nic| on November 29, 2011, 08:43:07 am
I had the same problem trying to install from usb

@uelsk8s thanks for the script, it's working like a charm !

greets
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on November 29, 2011, 11:50:45 am
Script works well on  a VL machine ( I'm typing this from a fresh USB install ). I played about with the script on Debian but there were just to many things missing check_root,Xdialog etc. Thanks again for the excellent help.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: stretchedthin on November 30, 2011, 09:57:19 pm
@nicdm @Hamlet
I know uelsk8's has already solved the problem but I'd be interested if you guys would give this a try and see if it solves the USB install stick issue.
VL7.0 Make the Vectorlinux install Iso into a bootable usb drive without unetbootin. (http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=704)

Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: Hamlet on December 01, 2011, 06:28:41 am
I had to perform the additional step of setting the boot flag of the USB stick in fdisk otherwise it all works fine.
Title: Re: USB install fails VL7
Post by: |nic| on January 03, 2012, 05:33:41 am
@stretchedthin   Just tried it today, works great ! thanks for the nice tutorial :-)

greetz