Fwd: USB iso downoads
nerdwarrior0956 . <napologic <at> gmail.com>
2015-04-13 04:39:31 GMT
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From: nerdwarrior0956 . <napologic <at> gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: [GSLUG-general] USB iso downoads
To: andrew kane <googoleyes <at> gmail.com>
Thanks andrew and ryan. I will get to it later I got this cool linux
game I am checking out. I will look into the problem though.
On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 9:04 PM, nerdwarrior0956 . <napologic <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> hey so my command was
> dd if=/home/njm/[iso] of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4096
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 8:04 PM, andrew kane <googoleyes <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 04/12/2015 07:31 PM, nerdwarrior0956 . wrote:
>>> I have Parabola Linux iso which I dd onto my USB.
>> What specific command invocation did you use?
>> In my experience using dd in this way requires the use of the blocksize
>> switch, so my commands look like:
>> dd if=/path/to/this.iso of=/dev/thumbdrive bs=1024
>> 1024 is probably a safe size, but to be safe the value should be a
>> multiple of the size of the iso image IIRC.
>>> The question is whether it is good because I tried to boot from it and
>> You will need to test from another machine.
>>> Do I need to make the iso image executable permissions
>> No, you do not.
>>> I believe it is by default read/write access. But Looking at
>>> permissions it says njm is the owner
>> Of which item is njm the owner: the iso image on disk, the USB device,
>> the files on the mounted USB device, or what? Please show us the ls -l
>> output including the command you used to generate it.
>>> I don't see how at a
>>> hardware level at installation it should be a problem.
>> During installation the kernel is loaded and there is some kind of
>> userland in place. Generally only one user (e.g., root, UID=0) exists on
>> such a ephemeral system. If the files needed are owned by some user with
>> UID!=0 then you could have a problem. Installation environments are
>> heterogenous and I don't know what Parabola's is like.
>> The other
>>> problem I have is getting it installed on my Desktop as it has a buggy
>>> BIOS, where I can't access the BIOS from POST.
>> That's why you need to test from another machine.
>> Good luck and HTH
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