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#1 2020-01-04 11:24:04

grubernd
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Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

hi..

first post, but not my first time using bunsenlabs. I have Helium running on various machines with great success and enjoyment. smile

My current test setup:
- Thinkpad x230
- Lithium dev iso (from gdrive) on USB stick
- intended install target: SSD in USB3 enclosure

Problem:
the USB3 disk is not shown in the partioning section.

This setup works with various distros I am currently testing (solus, debian buster, ..), so it is neither a hardware nor a debian stable issue.

Any hints what to try?

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PS: next section is not Lithium related, but I wanted to add it here because I think it might be relevant.

So for what it's worth I also tried the Helium installer, it finds the USB3 disk, let's me run the full install but fails upon boot saying it can't find /dev/sdc .. the /etc/fdisk has the correct uuid listed, so it can't be that. my knowledge about the boot process is too weak to dig into that.

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#2 2020-01-04 11:26:20

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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

FWIW I have had similar problems with usb3 on my hardware. Have you tried a usb2 drive instead?

And how did you write the iso to the usb drive?

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#3 2020-01-04 12:15:13

grubernd
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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

ah, well, time to show myself out the door and dump that faulty usb-cable into the trash.
of course it failed _exactly_ with the fresh test of bunsenlabs.

cool

just to answer your question: wrote the image with

_$ sudo dd bs=4M conv=fsync status=progress if=lithium-dev-4-amd64.hybrid.iso of=/dev/sdc

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sent from a fresh working Lithium install running off of that same usb3 drive

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#4 2020-01-06 00:29:17

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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

dd works fine, but for the record, we follow Debian who currently recommend cp. cd into the ISO's directory (Downloads by default) and run...

sudo cp lithium-dev-4-amd64.hybrid.iso /dev/sdc;sync

BunsenLabs discussion here...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 886#p28886

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#5 2020-01-06 09:50:09

rbh
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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

grubernd wrote:

Problem:
the USB3 disk is not shown in the partioning section.

If you boot to live dist, can the lithium dist then see your usb-disk?
Have you tried to attach the usb3 disk after the installer started, before searching disk?
Have you tried using an Y-cable to give usb-disk more power?

If you drop to cli-shell instead of quit install, can you list the disk?


// Regards rbh

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#6 2020-01-07 09:51:45

grubernd
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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

rbh wrote:

If you boot to live dist, can the lithium dist then see your usb-disk?
Have you tried to attach the usb3 disk after the installer started, before searching disk?
Have you tried using an Y-cable to give usb-disk more power?

If you drop to cli-shell instead of quit install, can you list the disk?

grubernd wrote:

ah, well, time to show myself out the door and dump that faulty usb-cable into the trash.
of course it failed _exactly_ with the fresh test of bunsenlabs.
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sent from a fresh working Lithium install running off of that same usb3 drive

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#7 2020-01-07 09:53:16

grubernd
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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

hhh wrote:

dd works fine, but for the record, we follow Debian who currently recommend cp. cd into the ISO's directory (Downloads by default) and run...

sudo cp lithium-dev-4-amd64.hybrid.iso /dev/sdc;sync

will do.

never thought that cp would do the right thing when copying an ISO to a /dev. thanks for the info.

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#8 2020-01-07 16:31:22

rbh
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Re: Lithium dev iso: does not find USB drive as install target

To my knowledge, both dd and cp do the same jobb writing the iso to usb. Dd though has the one advantage of beeing able to show progress status.


// Regards rbh

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