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How to Make a Bootable Flash Drive using ISObooter
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as77

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Sep 2017, 13:10    Post subject:  

> What if additionally there's even no cd/dvd drive? (And slow usb 1.0)

Well, now I found something really useful :
- LICK-discussion http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61404&start=435
- and a good collection of Puppy exe-installers https://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Windows_Installer
_ _ _

So my troubles with the very disabled laptop may be over?
Sadly the Win7 in it stopped working. For this very machine the exe-installers came too late.

Somewhere buried behind the former Windows is a bootloader with choices "Windows" (no more available) and Slacko 5.7 (working ok). The latter brings me to the choices written in /initrd/mnt/dev_save/menu.lst

Now I need a wise decision where to download the ISO not to disturb my Slacko and its save-file. Any suggestions?
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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:08    Post subject:  

G'day rcrsn51, Please Help because I've Corrupted Me GumBoot USB ( ie. isobooter ) by intending & Attempting 2 Add a Swap Partition 2 the eNd of the USB Crying or Very sad

Now I just get

Cannot overwrite an independent Partition.
partnew (hd0,3) 0x00 (hd0,0)/Angel_Student_Eco.iso

Error 30: invalid argument

Press any key to continue...

Of Course I've Searched on the iNet, like so...

isobooter Cannot overwrite an independent partition Error 30: invalid argument Solved

4 the answer, But there's Nun

of course I've really shot a Hole in Me GumBoot, having 60 isos, Mostly working!

Embarassed K
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 21:26    Post subject:  

Quote:
3. If you have a large drive, you may want to make two or three partitions to organize your ISOs. But do NOT make a fourth partition! It is used by the ISObooter system.
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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Wed 15 Nov 2017, 22:38    Post subject:  

Thanx rcrsn51 4 Replying, Yes I did Notice that, But didn't do it because I dunno about how it works out w/ the menu.lst file, also will that Fix the Error 30: invalid argument?

Also I should have mentioned previously while I was running the isobooter script it was sumtimes / often ( about 1/2 the time, but random whether I choose Y or N ) returning

isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD

& I did Run WinContig on All the iso files & they're Clean ie. No Fragmentation... aRe these 2 issues Related?

Thanx Mate 4 Your Wisdom!

SmileK
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 09:44    Post subject:  

?????

So when you made the swap partition, did it become the fourth partition of the drive?

Quote:
isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD

ISObooter does NOT call the isoinfo tool. I have no idea where that message is coming from.

However ISObooter DOES use filefrag. Maybe it's calling isoinfo.
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fredx181


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 14:28    Post subject:  

Quote:
isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD


That comes from isobooter-mod, I made some time ago (for 'Dog' support), probably Max used that.

@Max, please try to avoid confusion by only commenting about isobooter itself in this thread.

Fred

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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Nov 2017, 19:11    Post subject:  

Sorry Guys that I've been Barking Up the wRong Tree...

I'll Tele-Transport Myself 2 the Appropriate Tread!

SmileK
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 12:16    Post subject: Don't Answer Questions Posted to The HOWTO SubForum  

Hi All,

This is the HOWTO (Solutions). It's purpose is to provide a place for "How to do things, solutions, recipes, tutorials".

Among the objectives of this Forum is to provide help and advice in a manner that anyone seeking it can easily find it. One way of accomplishing that goal is to attempt to maintain some semblance of order so that people know where to look.

There are threads pertaining to each Puppy. There are threads pertaining to most applications. There's a Beginner's Forum for questions regarding how to get started. There are threads dealing with hardware issues. There's the Users SubForum for discussions about most Puppy related issues which may not easily fall into some other thread or SubForum.

This is the HOWTO (Solutions). It's purpose is to provide a place for "How to do things, solutions, recipes, tutorials".

I suggest that no one respond to questions posted here. Perhaps such silence will provide a clue to the poster to read the Title and Subtitle appearing on the Subforums.

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belham2

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Feb 2018, 06:50    Post subject:  

Hi rcrsn51,

I am a faithful user of Isobooter. Everything I throw at it, it boots with ease.

The only thing I have problems with, is if I try to copy and/or download any ISO (that is over 4GB in size) onto my 64GB Isobooter USB thumbdrive. For example:

---OpenSUSE (size: 4.7GB)
---Windows 10 (size: 4.3GB)
---Debian 9.3 (size: 4.4GB)

I keep getting the error: "Error writing to file: File too large".

Is there a way around this when using Isobooter? Since FAT32 is limited to 4GB file size??
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb 2018, 07:48    Post subject:  

belham2 wrote:
Is there a way around this when using Isobooter? Since FAT32 is limited to 4GB file size??

I doubt it. ISObooter is just a front-end for some Grub4Dos techniques.

G4D requires FAT32 to guarantee that the ISO is contiguous.
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jafadmin

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Feb 2018, 20:53    Post subject:  

belham2 wrote:

The only thing I have problems with, is if I try to copy and/or download any ISO (that is over 4GB in size) onto my 64GB Isobooter USB thumbdrive.


Maybe not useful in your situation, but I have a thumb that I formatted ext2 and installed grub2 on that I use for booting iso files over 4gig. Grub2 doesn't require the iso to be in a single extant, either.
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johnywhy


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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb 2018, 13:28    Post subject:  

hello, when i run isobooter-win on vista, nothing gets intalled to the drive.

any ideas?

thx

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb 2018, 14:43    Post subject:  

You get stuck on which step, "Run as Administrator?"
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb 2018, 17:48    Post subject:  

not sure i'm getting "stuck" anyplace.

i run through the whole process, and should end up with 4 files on the usb: the 3 files i copies over from the iso, plus the 1 file installed by isobooter.

but i only end up with the files i manually copied over-- isobooter doesn't install anything. the drive remains blank after running isobooter.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb 2018, 19:05    Post subject:  

Quote:
7. Copy the files grldr, menu.lst and isobooter onto the USB drive.
8. Copy a Linux ISO onto the USB drive.
9. Rename the ISO file as "linux.iso".
10. There should now be four files on the USB drive - grldr, menu.lst, isobooter and linux.iso.

The four files are ALL copied by you.

The grubinst_gui.exe binary makes the flash drive bootable.

You don't run the isobooter script under Windows - it's there for after you get Puppy booted.
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