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azra
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« on: August 18, 2008, 12:50:35 PM »

I want to buy the new Aspire One, and want (of course!) to get Pardus on it.
Since it does not have a CD drive, but has two or three USB drives, I thought I could just copy the install CD on a USB key and boot from there to get the install done.
Is that feasible in any way or do I need a USB CD drive instead?
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Andreas
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 13:18:34 PM »

Hello,

about this it exist other Threads.

http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=1799.0

http://worldforum.pardus-linux.nl/index.php?topic=1884.msg8243#msg8243

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azra
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 16:31:01 PM »

Thanks for that Andrea, but nowhere do I see a sign of success?
has someone actually managed the installation?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 18:33:45 PM »

I wanted to try out Unetbootin to test the 2008.1 live CD by means of the USB stick.

I burned the Calisan 2008.1 iso on the FAT32 formatted USB stick.

However when I want to use this USB stick live CD it stops shortly after booting.

On either of the three boot options (default, pardus, memtest) an  error message occurs after 4 seconds of the ornage Pardus screen.

Then you see a sort of Konsole (at the bottom Pardus bar), and some error rules.

When I select pardus or default it states something like the /dev/ram0 device can not be found and therefore not be mounted, something like kernel panic and so on.

When I select memtest it states something like wrong kernel for ram drive or so.

What am I doing wrong?

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 20:03:24 PM »

... once i had installed 2007.3 on a 20 GB external usb drive - and this installation runs on an other computer. i tried this with 2008 and it did not function (maybe with failsafe it will funktion).
so you can format the stick as ext3 and install pardus on the stick at an other computer - but without gub in in MBR.
on an second stick you have to install :
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2006/03/25/install-and-boot-ultimate-boot-cd-ubcd-from-a-usb-device/
and boot the pardus stick from the UBCD-stick.

its a little tricky but it should funktion.

what Os is installed on the laptop? if a other linux is installed there than its much easier.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2008, 20:10:49 PM »

Don't get me wrong  (the topic title is misleading but I thought let's put my problem in here) I do not want to install Pardus OS on the USB stick, I just want to use the USB stick instead of a LIVE CD, and do exactly the same with booting from USB as I would do when I was booting from the LIVE CD.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2008, 20:32:28 PM »

It does not matter if you install Pardus on a USB stick or put an installable file on an USB stick. The important thing is that you make a USB stick bootable
How to do this you can read here:
http://www.ubuntu-eee.com/wiki/index.php5?title=How_to:_Using_Unetbootin#Using  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2008, 20:36:14 PM »

@ azra  -   i think it is the easiest way when you can get a usb cd drive
 i tried a lot to get install or live cd on a stick but i failed.

@ michiel  -  i tried also like you and had the same results. i think in the grub stages are some path like /dev/scd and the stick is always /dev/sda or /dev/sdb ... so no solution with restringated knowlege.
i think there must be a way like you want. somebody here who knows much about grub???
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2008, 20:51:08 PM »


uups i didnt read the date  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2008, 20:53:38 PM »

When you use Unetbookin for burning an iso to a bootable USB not GRUB but syslinux is used by default for the boot process.

The syslinux.cfg says this:

Code:
default vesamenu.c32
prompt 0
menu title UNetbootin
timeout 100

label unetbootindefault
menu label Default
kernel /ubnkern
append initrd=/ubninit root=/dev/ram0 vga=791 splash=silent quiet

label ubnentry0
menu label pardus
kernel /boot/kernel
append initrd=/boot/initrd root=/dev/ram0 vga=791 splash=silent quiet

label ubnentry1
menu label memtest
kernel /boot/memtest
append initrd=/ubninit

It is obviously that initrd=/boot/initrd root=/dev/ram0 part that causes the live boot from usb to hang after some seconds, anyone an idea?

Shall I change /dev/ram0 to /dev/sda ?
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2008, 21:25:26 PM »

From the live CD iso I got from boot/isolinux/isolinux.cfg

Code:
prompt 1
timeout 200

gfxboot /boot/isolinux/init

label pardus
    kernel /boot/kernel
    append initrd=/boot/initrd root=/dev/ram0 vga=791 splash=silent quiet

label harddisk
    localboot 0x80

label memtest
    kernel /boot/memtest

which looks quite the same as the USB syslinux.cfg file  Huh? Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 03:44:29 AM »

http://en.pardus-wiki.org/Pardus:Installation2008netbook
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