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#1 5imp7y

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 05:05 PM

Im trying to run a live session of arch on my netbook and im running into many issues.
First off the .iso image i downloaded for arch is only 160 mb which seems a bit small for an entire os, but ill bite. Ubuntus live usb creator wont let me select it either to send to my thumb drive (4gb) so i tried to do it in terminal
sudo dd if=(arches path) of= /dev/sdb1
All it did was extract and not make it bootable... I tried to boot from it twice and it gets skipped even when i tell the bios to boot from it, i get a menu with only ubuntu and mem test.
i got my directions from here
https://wiki.archlin...ia_on_a_USB_key

any pointers or different GUI friendly gnome based distro i should try?
My linux knowledge is intermediate, but stable.

thanks a million.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:07 AM

First problem: It's a netinstall/core install so, It's not a live system (as such)
Secondly: Use unetbootin to add your ISO to a USB drive instead of messing around, It's fully automated.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

Unetbootin is a life saver

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:47 PM

better than unetbootin is pendrive linux

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

better than unetbootin is pendrive linux

I found a better iso a while ago and didnt like arch, Ended up with fedora again :-/

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

sudo dd if=(arches path) of= /dev/sdb1


For future reference it should be

sudo dd if=(arches path) of=/dev/sdb

not
sudo dd if=(arches path) of=/dev/sdb1

Edited by haikuhacker, 21 April 2012 - 03:26 PM.





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