Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience
israeldahl at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 12:48:48 UTC 2015
On 04/29/2015 06:30 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> The fourth attempt failed:
> I tried with Unetbootin from my production system (Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS),
> but it failed with the same symptom.
> The fifth attempt succeeded:
> First I cleaned to pendrive to decrease the risk of 'gridlock'.
> sudo mkusb-nox wipe-whole-device
>> I started to think that my iso file is bad,
>> b66f9a0a87289be57cb3eb84f153c01d vivid-desktop-i386.iso
>> But it is good and I used mkusb-nox to flash it into the pendrive:
>> sudo mkusb-nox /media/multimed-2/test/lubuntu/vivid-desktop-i386.iso
>> And the pendrive works as it should :-)
>> (Some of you might prefer the GUI of mkusb to the command line interface
>> of mkusb-nox. But the programs do the same things behind the curtain.)
>> I'll try again later to make a working pendrive with Lubuntu 15.04 using
>> Unetbootin and the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator ...
>> Best regards
> The sixth attempt succeeded:
> I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, made it up to date, and into that system
> I installed Unetbootin via the developer's ppa instead of from the
> Ubuntu repository.
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gezakovacs/ppa
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install unetbootin
> and Unetbootin could make a good installer pendrive with
> Persistence file size 512 MB (I did not want to wait while a huge file
> was created). Persistence works. I installed Lubuntu twice into an SSD
> with the option 'Something else'. The installer system in the USB
> pendrive was not damaged after the installation.
> 1. mkusb just works, because it is independent of changes between
> versions of the Ubuntu flavours.
> 2. Unetbootin works, when installed via the developer's ppa. It will
> bring the version 603-1~trusty1 now. (The version in Ubuntu repositories
> is not up to date.)
> Best regards
These tests really do make me think it is the issue with how isolinux
I had issues using isolinux in a chroot on 14.10 because in 14.10 files
are missing. The entire structure is different.
So probably the USB creator programs are having problems because they
also cannot figure out isolinux.
This seems to me the real problem.
The unetbootin devs probably figured this out, and fixed it in their
Nio, if you are on 14.04 do you have 'proposed' enabled? There might be
something in the pipeline to fix this issue.
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