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boot from usb problem [SOLVED]

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2014, 21:06
by welshman25
lately I've been booting my point Linux from a CD to my desktop which works great! but i have been trying to get it on my old net-book (with no disc drive) but when I've tried to run the image writer in windows it burns it but when i boot from it i doesn't recognize the OS. BIOS can see the flash drive but not the OS. i'll try and get it working from my Linux box. any other ideas?

Re: boot from usb problem

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2014, 22:29
by GB Jim
What are you using to extract and write Point to the USB drive? There are a few and not all will work with every OS. In Windows I like Linux LIve USB creator or Rufus. On Linux I use Live USB install (not in the repos) or Unetbootin. I still have the most trouble with Unetbootin. There is also Pendrive linux and Yumi. Some will support Persistence, which saves any changes you make to the OS others do not. I don't know of any that support Persistence for Point Linux. I know Linux Live supports quite a few with Persistence, like Mint 16. Others like Puppy, Porteus and Knoppix have built in Persistence. Just using your CD burning studio won't work. If you don't have a program that extracts and burns the ISO, just writing the ISO to a drive will not work. Most if not all need to format the drive to FAT to work. Good Luck.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/tag/live-l ... b-creator/

http://live.learnfree.eu/download/

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Re: boot from usb problem

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2014, 22:37
by GB Jim
I missed in you post your are using the image writer in Windows. I highly recommend Linux Live USB creator (LILI) in Windows, it is the best one I have found. It will write almost any Linux OS whether supported or not. Point is not supported but it works well with LILI.

I have written the developer and asked if he could make a Linux version. His response was "maybe" if enough people ask. Hint Hint.

http://www.linuxliveusb.com/

Re: boot from usb problem

PostPosted: 08 Feb 2014, 23:24
by welshman25
Thanks for the update. I'll look further into that and get back with you on what I found. I really appreciate the help. :)
If you give me the link to post to the developer i'll gladly support it and pass it on.

Re: boot from usb problem

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2014, 00:49
by welshman25
OK so the live Linux program worked great and it did more than i thought. thanks! problem solved! :Yahoo!:

Re: boot from usb problem [SOLVED]

PostPosted: 11 Feb 2014, 22:21
by GB Jim
Glad it worked for you. It is the best program I have found for burning Linux to a USB, but you must use Windoze. It has burnt any Linux OS I have tried. It supports many for Persistence. On the home page there is a "contact" button at the top. You can leave a message for the developer there. Ask for a Linux .deb in either 32 or 64 version and to support Point for Persistence. He would probably go with the older 2.2 'Taya', but any Point with Persistence would be great.

Re: boot from usb problem [SOLVED]

PostPosted: 28 Apr 2014, 07:18
by Somewhat Reticent
The YUMI tool at pendrivelinux.com has a couple of .deb's available - Linux versions, pre-alpha, one for 'buntu, one for DebIan-based; both depend on a few GamBAS3 packages.

There's an up-and-coming contender, a sourceforge distro-agnostic project named multibootusb.

Neither requires wasting an entire usb flash stick on just one ISO. :wink: Just sayin'.