Request help respinning 14.10 w/Black Lab Image Creator

Israel israeldahl at
Sat Nov 15 00:15:49 UTC 2014

Thanks Nio!

mkusb is a great tool and it is also blazing fast!

On 11/14/2014 04:31 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> Hi,
> I could not refrain from making a correction (see inline) ;-)
> -o-
> 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
> Nio
> 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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