Booting snappy on a laptop configuration?

Michael Terry michael.terry at
Thu May 28 16:42:22 UTC 2015

I did those same steps in the past on an ancient Dell laptop and they
worked.  But it wasn't using uefi.

On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Sebastien Bacher <seb128 at>

> Hey there,
> I'm trying to get a snappy image on an usb stick to boot on an amd64
> laptop but not really having luck so far.
> What I did, on the laptop using vivid/amd64:
> - enabled the ppa:snappy-dev/beta
> - upgraded/installed snappy-tools
> - used "sudo u-d-f core 15.04 -o iso.img"
> - sudo "dd if=iso.img of=/dev/sdb bs=32M"
> the usb stick is not seen as a valid boot option by my inspiron 11 3000
> (the machine seems to only list devices that are correctly setup for
> uefi/secure boot, I had issues in the past trying to boot from a 32 bits
> Ubuntu image, that never worked). On my other laptop the key is seen and
> I can boot on it but the boot doesn't lead to a prompt/login
> Does anyone successed before to get snappy working on a laptop/usb key?
> Is there something special to uefi working?
> Thanks,
> Sebastien Bacher
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