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Linuxis
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:17 am    Post subject: Root device not found. Boot failed, sleeping forever. Reply with quote

I burned Blag 140K onto a USB and preceded to try and boot it. I created the USB using FUSBI and the syslinux menu pops up just fine. However no matter which option I choose, I get this same error interruption during the bootload splash: Root device not found. Boot failed, sleeping forever.

I really could use some help. If I can't boot into the desktop then I can't try Blag.

Junichirô
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used unetbootin and it worked.
cyrille
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

burn a CD ;-)
works fine !

Linuxis
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had cds.

As for Unetbootin. I don't know why, but I get boot errors when I use it. The only programs that work for me are FUSBI and USB-Creator-GTK.

However FUSBI gives me that root device error and I can't get USB-Creator-GTK to work because it won't allow me to open any isos.

So It's pretty bad for me.

Junichirô
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so do it like that:
Code:
#dd if=Blag-140k-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb

before you have to go in the repertory where you ISO image is. Maybe you'll have to replace sdb by the device name of your USB stick.
II just did it and tested it: it works!

Linuxis
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junichirô wrote:
so do it like that:
Code:
#dd if=Blag-140k-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdb

before you have to go in the repertory where you ISO image is. Maybe you'll have to replace sdb by the device name of your USB stick.
II just did it and tested it: it works!


I'll try. However I installed trisquel from usb and since then, my usb has been detected as sdb1 and my harddrive thinks another flash drive is inserted that isn't.

Another odd thing is that I get an error about Vol_id being missing. I have Udev installed so I don't know what that's about and I wonder if that could be a reason for my problems.

Junichirô
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

k! I think you have something wrong with your OS; because I used unetbootin to install blag 140k on a netbook without any problem or bug.
Of course, you know you must use unetbootin as root?

Linuxis
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Junichirô wrote:
k! I think you have something wrong with your OS; because I used unetbootin to install blag 140k on a netbook without any problem or bug.
Of course, you know you must use unetbootin as root?


When I type su in terminal, I get authentication failure.

Junichirô
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

authentication failure?
try:
Code:
#su -
On fedora or blag it's like that for using an app as root.
Linuxis
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually it happens in Trisquel.
Linuxis
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I got it booted.

The problem was that I didn't have extlinux installed or unetbootin.

I was using the portable version.

Anyway...I love the desktop wasteland look, it's realistic and overdramatic all at the same time.

However I couldn't really test it out as once again my wireless usb wasn't detected.

CarlaAngelM
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Cyrille. Burn CD. Also, works for me!
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