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#1 2008-08-25 14:25:04

Roberth
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From: Norway
Registered: 2007-01-12
Posts: 889

Can't boot from usb pen

Hello

I just bought today an usb pen to install arch on my netbook with, the pen was delivered with a fat16 filesystem.
First I downloaded the ftp install image for usb pens, then I dd'ed it to the pen:

[root@Magda DATA]# dd if=archlinux-2008.06-ftp-i686.img of=/dev/sdc1
299620+0 records in
299620+0 records out
153405440 bytes (153 MB) copied, 36.5289 s, 4.2 MB/s

When I booted it on the my netbook, all that appeared was:

GRUB

And nothing happend, then I tried again, i dd'ed the a new image to my usb pen, sticks it into my netbook and boot, but now it just skips and boot the installed linux system.

Anyone who can help me?


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#2 2008-08-25 14:42:00

tardo
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Registered: 2006-07-15
Posts: 526

Re: Can't boot from usb pen

of=/dev/sdc

Last edited by tardo (2008-08-25 14:42:12)

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#3 2008-08-25 14:42:44

KimTjik
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2007-08-22
Posts: 715

Re: Can't boot from usb pen

The mistake is /dev/sdc1, which will leave to my knowledge some space untouched and hence grub won't work. Try istead: /dev/sdc (if that device label is consistent of course when you plug in the USB stick next time).

Hope this helps.

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#4 2008-08-25 18:51:11

Roberth
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From: Norway
Registered: 2007-01-12
Posts: 889

Re: Can't boot from usb pen

Ah, thank you.


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