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#1 2013-02-04 12:09:11

dowglaz
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USB Installation media

Hello.

I used https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ta … tion_Media to help me "burn" the arch iso to my usb without losing its data.
But, after I did the steps in this guide, my usb didn't boot and when I tried to mount it again (in other linux livecd), it wasn't recognizing it as a partition and in parted, there was no partition field anymore in the device (the "filesystem field is empty").

Anybody know what might be happening?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 2013-02-04 12:15:22

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Re: USB Installation media

You linked to a "talk" page not a normal wiki page.  The wiki page associated with it has several different methods.  Which one did you try to use?  What steps did you actually take?


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#3 2013-02-04 12:24:09

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Re: USB Installation media

Welcome to the forum.

Why are you referencing the Talk page instead of the actual wiki article? You're not being very specific... Which method, exactly, did you use to "burn" the Arch ISO to your USB stick without losing its data? This one? And are you sure that the "archisolabel=ARCH_2012XX" was replaced part with your equivalent of "archisodevice=/dev/disk/by-uuid/47FA-4071" (for both config files)? Because the 2013 releases probably use "ARCH_2013XX" instead.


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#4 2013-02-04 16:32:11

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Re: USB Installation media

Oops! Sorry! I was referring to https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … _USB_drive (yes, this one tongue - this ctrl+c/ctrl+v confused me).

But I executed the "sed" line to replace the archisodevice. But the problem is that my device has no more fat partition.
I think dd has corrupted my device... do you know if I was supposed to resize my partition in order to have the first 440 bytes "free for mbr"?

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#5 2013-02-04 16:55:41

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Re: USB Installation media

Hmm, I really don't remember if I wrote in the first partition or in the drive, as it's written in the red box...
But probably I wrote it in the first partition ... I was hurried I didn't read it .. hmm
Is there a way to "recover" the data, since I just wrote in the first 440 bytes? Could dd be util to this task?

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#6 2013-02-06 01:43:39

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Re: USB Installation media

Did it overwrite your whole partition table with a new one?

If the data is still there, you might be able to recover it with Testdisk or Photorec: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fi … y#Photorec

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#7 2013-02-06 01:47:16

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Re: USB Installation media

No, there's no more partitions..
Hm, ok! I'll see it! Thanks!

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#8 2013-02-06 09:15:17

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Re: USB Installation media

If you read the TOC from that page, you'll see that there's a way to restore the drive after overwriting it with dd : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … _USB_drive

Then retry the "Without overwriting the USB drive" instructions, this time by paying attention to what sed replaces (which, by the way, you can also replace yourself using nano or whatever text editor), or by labeling the drive "ARCH_201302" (corresponding to the month's release number).


There's also this option: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … O_from_RAM

This is my favourite method. If you don't have a Windows install, instead of a *.bat file, you can use the instructions from the "Without overwriting the USB drive" section. It basically does the same thing. Have fun.


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