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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-12 20:11

jheaton5 wrote:Thanks. I'll try that. I'm sure the how-to said to use the drive designation and not the partition.


That's for extracting the boot.img. You can't copy a file (the iso image) onto a block device, you copy it onto a filesystem. The referenced howto is slightly ambiguous unless you also read the section following the "easy way" section but in any case files go onto filesystems :wink:
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-12 23:09

Got it. Thanks for your help.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby vicshrike » 2010-05-13 18:39

Have tried the squeeze live image on my eeepc. Worked like a charm. Will install, but have decided to use a weekly snapshot, like I did on my desktop. Found some info about squeeze/eeepc in another thread here on the forum.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-14 09:40

julian67 wrote:I used unetbootin to make a bootable USB Squeeze Live from the downloaded iso. Seems good to me. Boots very fast and everything works on my desktop. I notice it includes an installer and both installation and live session are offered at boot. There is also a setup.exe so the install can be started from inside Windows (or maybe it's wubi and it can be installed inside Windows, don't know).


OK, I did exactly what you did here. When I try to install, the installer looks for a CD and won't go past that step in the installation. Is there something special I have to do to get the installer to just install from the USB drive?
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-14 12:48

I haven't used the installer from the Squeeze live images, only noted its existence, so sorry but don't know.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-14 13:31

I have a useable debian squeeze installation with the installation of knoppix 6.2. I have changed the sources list to the standard us/testing sources and commented out the experimental, unstable, stable and knoppix repos. I have removed the apt preferences in /etc/apt/sources.d. I did a full-upgrade and got a lot of squeeze packages.

I can't figure out why the debian installer (lenny, squeeze and squeeze debian-live) when installed on a USB stick wants to look for the system files on a CD. In the two years that I have been following this forum, I have not read of this happening. I know it has to be user error. If anyone knows of this issue let me know.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-14 13:57

When I used a USB based installer (not Squeeze Live but a modified and updated Lenny from http://kmuto.jp/b.cgi which I added to USB using after creating a bootable USB drive using the Debian boot.img method) I noticed that it does search for a CD and finds and uses the iso image on the USB filesystem. I think you can take it that when you see the message about searching for a CD this includes CD images as well as physical CDs.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-14 14:40

Yes, I thought about that too and proceeded with the install. However the install aborted every time because it could not find the CD.

What do you think of my knoppix setup described in the previous post? I still have the knoppix custom kernel, which is a variation of 2.6.32.6, but I eliminated the configuration file that prevents the knoppix kernel from being auto removed.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby jheaton5 » 2010-05-14 14:42

jheaton5 wrote:Yes, I thought about that too and proceeded with the install. However the install aborted every time because it could not find the CD.


Thinking about what you said above, I wonder if the cd iso actually transferred to the USB.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby julian67 » 2010-05-14 14:58

Perhaps the iso image is corrupted. You can check the md5sum of the copied iso with the md5sum published on the mirror. I've lost track of exactly what you're using and how you're preparing the USB stick but anyway some things to check:

If you're using testing netinstall then use the testing boot.img

Check the errata for whichever version you are using. For example here are the errata for the daily image http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Today

Make sure your USB drive is big enough. Must be 256MB or more.

MD5SUM the downloaded iso, and again when you have copied it onto USB.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby Bro.Tiag » 2010-05-14 18:36

Maybe I'm expecting too much out of a LiveCD.

[useless background info]
The old Lady has a company Dell Laptop which I can only run LiveCD's on. Nary an issue, but her company just gave the OK to now utilize wifi. So I download a "standard image" (I don't have a dvd co i needed a cd). Running said LiveCD works great (w/ wired), everything I want to /need to add works fine. So I decided to give wifi a try.
[/useless background info]

Well it seems that she has a Broadcom 4322 wireless LAN chipset. I set out trying to enable the Broadcom 4322 driver as per degbianwiki wl. I run into an issue when running
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m-a a-i broadcom-sta
I get an error that it can't find the kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686 and that I need to install them first. When I check there are no kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686 on offer from APT. When I check usr/src I see that kernel-headers-2.6.32-3-686 is installed (as well as that is what is in /boot).

So, my question is, is trying to enable wifi for the broadcom 4322 chipset on a LiveCD an exercise in futility or am I missing something.

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Re: squeeze live images

Postby refracta » 2010-05-14 18:43

yea I think the 'trunk' name was a boo boo...and the live images are old now....

maybe just make a copy and rename kernel-headers-2.6.32-3-686 to kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby Bro.Tiag » 2010-05-14 19:37

refracta wrote:yea I think the 'trunk' name was a boo boo...and the live images are old now....

maybe just make a copy and rename kernel-headers-2.6.32-3-686 to kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686

Tryed that, no joy. I suppose I could go the whole custom LiveCD route, but I was just playing.

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Re: squeeze live images

Postby gradinaruvasile » 2010-05-16 01:25

Bro.Tiag wrote:Maybe I'm expecting too much out of a LiveCD.

[useless background info]
The old Lady has a company Dell Laptop which I can only run LiveCD's on. Nary an issue, but her company just gave the OK to now utilize wifi. So I download a "standard image" (I don't have a dvd co i needed a cd). Running said LiveCD works great (w/ wired), everything I want to /need to add works fine. So I decided to give wifi a try.
[/useless background info]

Well it seems that she has a Broadcom 4322 wireless LAN chipset. I set out trying to enable the Broadcom 4322 driver as per degbianwiki wl. I run into an issue when running
Code: Select all
m-a a-i broadcom-sta
I get an error that it can't find the kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686 and that I need to install them first. When I check there are no kernel-headers-2.6.32-trunk-686 on offer from APT. When I check usr/src I see that kernel-headers-2.6.32-3-686 is installed (as well as that is what is in /boot).

So, my question is, is trying to enable wifi for the broadcom 4322 chipset on a LiveCD an exercise in futility or am I missing something.

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Try this:

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list from the live-cd and edit the first line to:

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib


Then apt-get update.

After that install the required kernel headers and stuff.
Maybe it will work that way.
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Re: squeeze live images

Postby Bro.Tiag » 2010-05-17 00:22

gradinaruvasile wrote:Try this:

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list from the live-cd and edit the first line to:

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deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main non-free contrib


Then apt-get update.

After that install the required kernel headers and stuff.
Maybe it will work that way.

Thanks, I did try your suggestion, but again no joy. I think dean is correct it's the whole "trunk" issue, added to the age of the LiveCD builds as well.

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