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#1 riow

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

I've just Create USB with only two iso which are Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12. However during booting it up from my netbook, it just hung up without displaying anything on the screen. Any help pls?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

I've just Create USB with only two iso which are Linux Mint 13 and Ubuntu 12. However during booting it up from my netbook, it just hung up without displaying anything on the screen. Any help pls?

Please tell the whole story.
  • Is the "USB" device flash storage, or spinning discs?
  • Did you partition it? If so:
    • With MBR or GPT or APM?
    • What tool did you use?
    • Did you make an active partition?
  • Is there a boot-loader installed to the USB device?
  • Have you ever booted the USB device on any computer before?
  • Does this computer with the problem use BIOS or EFI/UEFI?
  • Does this computer with the problem allow booting from a USB storage device? If so:
    • Does the computer only allow for "superfloppy"-style USB devices?
    • Does the computer only allow for hard-disk-drive-style USB devices?
  • Are you following a guide or tutorial or article for doing this?
  • Are you using a special tool for doing this?


#3 riow

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

Please tell the whole story.
  • Is the "USB" device flash storage, or spinning discs? it's a flash storage 8GB
  • Did you partition it? If so: never ever repartition it, and there's only a single partition by default. I believe it is MBR by default which had been formatted under Windows Explorer a long time ago
    • With MBR or GPT or APM?
    • What tool did you use?
    • Did you make an active partition?
  • Is there a boot-loader installed to the USB device? never ever use any booting tool other than xboot before in this flash storage
  • Have you ever booted the USB device on any computer before? haven't booted it on other computer, but since I've many retries of recreating xboot and it failed, I has just Unetbootin to create a Ubuntu 12 bootable successfully with test
  • Does this computer with the problem use BIOS or EFI/UEFI? BIOS
  • Does this computer with the problem allow booting from a USB storage device? If so: yes, just the mentioned Unetbootin
    • Does the computer only allow for "superfloppy"-style USB devices? no, it's Acer Aspire One
    • Does the computer only allow for hard-disk-drive-style USB devices? no, it's Acer Aspire One
  • Are you following a guide or tutorial or article for doing this? I'm following the youtube videos you given
  • Are you using a special tool for doing this? only xboot


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

Try installing RMPrepUSB and then use the Test using QEMU button - if it works then the problem is the BIOS of the test system and/or the way you have partitioned the USB flash drive - if it does not work then the problem is solely with the files on the USB flash drive.
Try preparing the USB flash drive with RMPrepUSB using the Boot as HDD (2PTNS) option and then run XBOOT again.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

  • Are you following a guide or tutorial or article for doing this? I'm following the youtube videos you given


Which translates nicely to a YouTube video, which translates to "a suffusion of yellow".

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Which translates nicely to a YouTube video, which translates to "a suffusion of yellow".
...
:cheers:
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#7 riow

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

Try installing RMPrepUSB and then use the Test using QEMU button - if it works then the problem is the BIOS of the test system and/or the way you have partitioned the USB flash drive - if it does not work then the problem is solely with the files on the USB flash drive.
Try preparing the USB flash drive with RMPrepUSB using the Boot as HDD (2PTNS) option and then run XBOOT again.


The Test using QEMU button works, and so I prepare it using 2PTNS, and run Xboot to Create USB, and multiboot works great on the netbook. Thanks steve6375!

However, during Create USB in Xboot, it closed or crashed itself after the creation. I found there is a folder under root called "images" where contains two iso files. But inside this "images" folder, there's a subfolder called "image" where contains the same iso files. The two sets of iso files are the same in sizes. I don't know which two of them can be removed to save the USB disk space.

Any help pls? What happened to the crash of Xboot?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

Leave alone Xboot and its crash.
Did it complete the "build"?
Does your stick now boots to BOTH the two .iso's you wanted?
If yes, RENAME (do not delete) the two.iso's in the inner folder.
Try again booting, if they boot as before, you can delete them allright.
If not, rename back the two.iso's in the inner folder to their original names and RENAME (do not delete) the two.iso's in the outer folder.
If the thingy boots OK, delete the renamed .iso's.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

I found the linux.cfg told me the correct iso location is only under root rather inside the images subfolder. I've removed those under the subfolder. Thanks.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

I found the linux.cfg told me the correct iso location is only under root rather inside the images subfolder. I've removed those under the subfolder. Thanks.

However removing files under "imagesimages" cause some ISO failing to boot up, though they can be booted at the beginning. This looks like some ISO files will be duplicately occupying spaces in the USB disk after normally Created USB.

Edited by riow, 08 November 2012 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

That does not seem correct to me. Can you post the cfg file and which entries don't work and where the ISOs are, etc.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

I've just used Unetbootin to recreate and overwrite the USB. I'll post the cfg next time I create USB using Xboot.

But well I could tell you one of the file came across the problem after Create USB which is UbuntuRescueRemix1104.iso. However since I Xboot frequently crashes during Create USB, the different ISO files I added may vary the crash time in the creation of the USB.

Edited by riow, 08 November 2012 - 03:43 PM.






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