Request help respinning 14.10 w/Black Lab Image Creator

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Fri Nov 14 22:31:13 UTC 2014


I could not refrain from making a correction (see inline) ;-)


If you want to try the OBI method, I'm willing to help you (which makes
it easier the first time, after that you'll know how to do it).

Best regards

Den 2014-11-14 23:09, Israel skrev:
> On 11/14/2014 07:49 AM, Eric Bradshaw wrote:
>> ..
>> Oh, silly me. I forgot about OBI until after I'd already send my last
>> post. I was going to add it this morning, but Israel beat me to it.
>> Since the creator of OBI frequents this mail list, that may be the
>> best route for you John. He's gotten a lot of input from others here.
>> (I think) I am closer with Black Dog Image Creator. I was pretty
>> excited that I'd found "the" issue, and I think I am on the right
>> track, but still no working iso. I changed line 399 again to take the
>> vesamenu.c32 from syslinux/modules/bios/ instead because I saw there
>> was actually a file called ldlinux.c32 in that bios directory.
>> After making a DVD from that iso, I got no error about ldlinux.c32,
>> but did get two more;
>> Failed to load libcom32.c32 and Failed to load COM32 file vesamenu.c32
>> - and it again halted there.
>> I also noticed a file called that was present in my previous
>> respins, but wasn't anywhere on my 14.10 system I could find, so I
>> actually copied it into the syslinux/modules/bios/ directory. Then I
>> added a line to blacklabimager to get all the files from the bios
>> directory including the one I had added into it;
>>     cp /usr/lib/syslinux/modules/bios/* $WORKDIR/ISOTMP/isolinux
>> It booted this time! However, I still didn't see my own vesamenu. I
>> instead was greeted with my splash screen graphic and a "Guest" login
>> invitation and that led nowhere of course.
>> I will work on it more later. Gotta' go to work now.
>> Eric Bradshaw
>> -- 
>> Thank You,
>> God Bless,
>> Computers4Christians
>> <>
> OBI is a great option for you too.  It uses dd to image the device.

tar (not dd) is used to make a tarball. tar is also used to expand the
tarball thus installing the system.

(dd is used by mkusb)

> I think it would be a good option for you.  I have successfully installed
> and entire OS in about 3 minutes.
> Of course the method is entirely different.
> To use it you could use Nio's current OBI system and simply make a
> tarball of your system and install it.
> Basically what you do is set up a system just how you like it.  Then you
> boot the OBI and make a tarball of the entire drive... this only works
> if you have a root partition and a swap ONLY.  Then you reboot into the
> OBI with that tarball on your OBI disk.  You select it, and install it. 
> The install is so fast you will be amazed!
> It wont probably work for your respin CD, but it will work for you
> installing on other devices you get in your shop.  It may be much faster
> and more efficient for you.  You only have to customize something once. 
> And you can start it in OEM mode which means the user will be able to
> create a new account, and password.
> Anyhow... it is something to consider.
> -- 
> Regards

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