[arch-general] Another 'gotta be something idiotic': trying to create bootable USB thumb drive
benfell at parts-unknown.org
Sat Apr 13 02:27:20 EDT 2013
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On 04/12/2013 12:32 AM, P .NIKOLIC wrote:
> Those SanDisk drive are a real pain you can use them but you are
> going to have to fdisk it first there is stuff on there that stops
> Linux dead in it's tracks i have several of them the 4Gb ones (came
> at the right price) .
> I used fdisk on them then formatted them vfat for use in the car
> work fine now .
When I saw this, I couldn't believe it. A little fdisk action? That's
all this takes?
Well, almost. Yes, it booted off the thumb drive. I didn't get the DOS
label right. And there's obviously something I'm not understanding
about how this comes up, because the shell was actually kinda
familiar, which is not what I was expecting.
I should explain that there's a change from when I originally posed
this question. I realized--or at least the way I understood this page
needed to use the slightly more complicated method involving the
syslinux bootloader. This is a UEFI system--and I don't think it will
boot anything else--so I also copied the entire extracted ISO tree
onto the thumb drive, meaning especially to include EFI.
But the boot fell back to the interactive prompt because
/dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201304 didn't appear.
dosfslabel is my friend.
Whatever problems I may yet encounter with this install, they will be
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