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Offline tom

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[EN] install from usb drive - only grub promt
« on: 2023/01/18, 04:03:44 »
Hello, I am trying to install siduction-22.1-Masters_of_War-kde-amd64-202212291659.iso from a USB drive. I am able to boot other live distros and installers fine but not Siduction.  One computer seemingly refused to boot Siduction where as another does give me a grub prompt.

Is it not live? How do I get to Calamares from grub? or is this not the expected experience?

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #1 on: 2023/01/18, 06:06:58 »
Hi, 

how did you get the ISO onto the USB drive?

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #2 on: 2023/01/18, 06:12:58 »
The same as with the other distros,

sudo dd if=./siduction-22.1-Masters_of_War-kde-amd64-202212291659.iso of=/
dev/sda1 status=progress
 


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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #3 on: 2023/01/18, 06:31:07 »
I thought it was the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (amd) - Im not up on the latest proprietary boot this or that. So I also tried on my ol HP EliteBook.

I put Kubuntu on my sons IdeaPad so I can verify it will run a few of his games. I suppose now I can install Siduction without the USB drive but Id rather figure it out for when I install on other machines.

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #4 on: 2023/01/18, 10:26:08 »
I was just trying to find out if maybe you used a tool like UNetbootin, which only works with some distributions but not all. To get any further on this, can we have the output of
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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #5 on: 2023/01/18, 10:41:58 »
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sudo dd if=./siduction-22.1-Masters_of_War-kde-amd64-202212291659.iso of=/dev/sda1 status=progress
Is definitive wrong, and that for all distros out there.
You have to write the ISO to the device, not a partition!
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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #6 on: 2023/01/18, 11:57:56 »
Ups, I didn't even see that. /sda instead of /sda1

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #7 on: 2023/01/18, 20:32:20 »
gesh, I meant /dev/sda but in my term history I do see at least one time I had /dev/sda1 I also saw the drives partitions after writing the image ... anyway, sorry about that and thanks for not making too much fun.

re-imaged the drive to make sure and I still can not boot off of it from the new Lenovo. Its my computer and not the image.

Pointers on the new laptops? Works with UFI, but turn off secure boot?

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #8 on: 2023/01/18, 20:58:51 »
We do not support secureboot, so you it must turn off.
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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #9 on: 2023/01/18, 23:50:59 »
Are you sure your writing to the usb drive? /dev/sda would likely be the hard drive. It's more likely it should be /dev/sdb or such for a usb/removable drive. fdisk -l will give you the answer.

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Re: install from usb drive - only grub promt
« Reply #10 on: 2023/01/19, 08:58:02 »
Thanks for the help. 

I finally tried a different thumb drive (it was an old junker) it boots just fine - now getting the touch-pad to work...

(the hd is /dev/nvme0n1)

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Touchpad on Lenovo Ideapad
« Reply #11 on: 2023/01/21, 16:08:35 »
My Lenovo Ideapad 3 -- touchpad working with boot parameter pci=nocrs