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    Default OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    Hello.
    I have a runnable bootable cd tools.
    As I have loose somme src source file, i can't make any more the ISO file.
    I want to make a bootable usb stick from this running cd.
    Following this thread : http://forums.opensuse.org/showthrea...for-VirtualBox
    I made an iso file using my script.
    Code:
    umount /drv/sr0
    mkdir -p /tmp/000_tmp_make_new_iso
    cd /tmp/000_tmp_make_new_iso
    
    rm -v -r ./keep_eltorito
    mkdir -v ./keep_eltorito
    rm -v ./my-tools_basic.img
    rm -v ./my-tools_basic.iso
    
    echo "doing dd copy ........"
    dd if=/dev/sr0 of=./my-tools_basic.img
    echo "dd copy is done."
    
    geteltorito ./my-tools_basic.img > ./keep_eltorito/boot.bin
    
    umount -v ./iso_temp
    rm  -r ./iso_temp
    mkdir -v ./iso_temp
    mount -v ./my-tools_basic.img ./iso_temp -o loop
    
    rm  -r ./iso_new
    mkdir -v ./iso_new
    cp  -r ./iso_temp/* ./iso_new
    chmod  -R 754 ./iso_new
    ls -C ./iso_new
    
    cp -v ./keep_eltorito/boot.bin ./iso_new
    
    # -iso-level 4 --> because of very long file names
    #=================================================
    
    #mkisofs -b boot.bin -no-emul-boot -hide boot.bin -r -relaxed-filenames -joliet-long -D -iso-level 4 -o my-tools_basic.iso ./iso_new
    #mkisofs -b boot.bin -no-emul-boot -hide boot.bin -r -relaxed-filenames -joliet-long -iso-level 4 -o my-tools_basic.iso ./iso_new
    
    
    mkisofs -b boot.bin -no-emul-boot -hide boot.bin -r -relaxed-filenames -iso-level 4 -o my-tools_basic.iso ./iso_new
    
    umount -v /var/run/media/root/load_iso_new
    mkdir -v -p /var/run/media/root/load_iso_new
    mount -v ./my-tools_basic.iso /var/run/media/root/load_iso_new -o loop
    ls -C ./my-tools_basic.iso
    
    # ---------------------------------------------------
    using virtualbox as a test, the new iso file "my-tools_basic.iso" is bootable .

    If I try to use opensuse imagewriter, it refuse to use my iso and I get a warning
    Sorry. I can't write this iso. You need to use another program to write it it to a DVD
    If I use "unetbootin" to write to the usb stick, it seems OK, but I could not boot with the usb stick.

    The usb stick is formated fat32 (fdisk type c)
    The usb is an EMTEC 8Gb

    Any help is welcome
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    Why don't you just dd the .iso to the USB stick itself?

    (or use dd_rescue because it's even better)
    .: miuku @ #opensuse @ irc.libera.chat

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    Quote Originally Posted by Miuku View Post
    Why don't you just dd the .iso to the USB stick itself?

    (or use dd_rescue because it's even better)
    Have try your suggestion but does not help.
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    any help is welcome.
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    any help is welcome
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    On 2014-03-13 11:06, jcdole wrote:

    > using virtualbox as a test, the new iso file "my-tools_basic.iso" is
    > bootable .
    >
    > If I try to use opensuse imagewriter, it refuse to use my iso and I get
    > a warning
    >> Sorry. I can't write this iso. You need to use another program to write
    >> it it to a DVD


    That does not make sense.

    > If I use "unetbootin" to write to the usb stick, it seems OK, but I
    > could not boot with the usb stick.


    I don't know exactly what the tool does...

    > The usb stick is formated fat32 (fdisk type c)
    > The usb is an EMTEC 8Gb


    Wait. The procedure should destroy the usb FAT format. It should appear
    as an ISO something DVD instead.

    What device target are you using for the dd command?

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-03-13 11:06, jcdole wrote:

    > using virtualbox as a test, the new iso file "my-tools_basic.iso" is
    > bootable .
    >
    > If I try to use opensuse imagewriter, it refuse to use my iso and I get
    > a warning
    >> Sorry. I can't write this iso. You need to use another program to write
    >> it it to a DVD


    That does not make sense.

    > If I use "unetbootin" to write to the usb stick, it seems OK, but I
    > could not boot with the usb stick.


    I don't know exactly what the tool does...

    > The usb stick is formated fat32 (fdisk type c)
    > The usb is an EMTEC 8Gb


    Wait. The procedure should destroy the usb FAT format. It should appear
    as an ISO something DVD instead.

    What device target are you using for the dd command?

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)
    > If I try to use opensuse imagewriter, it refuse to use my iso and I get
    > a warning
    >> Sorry. I can't write this iso. You need to use another program to write
    >> it it to a DVD

    >>>That does not make sense.
    It is a popup error message from imagewriter.

    >I don't know exactly what the tool does...
    Unetbootin : UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, ...

    >What device target are you using for the dd command?
    dd if=my.iso of=/dev/sdc

    I do not understand why an iso bootable file, boots on a virtual machine in virtualbox, but that it is not possible to make a USB stick bootable from the same ISO file.
    I have achieved my goal using windows tools within windows XP in virtualbox.

    I reached my goal while the thread is not resolved.

    I am ready to respond to requests for clarification, or to make other attempts.

    For your information, the iso file is a file multiboot application containing various utilities. It uses an ISOLINUX kernel that loads different images according to the need.

    Thank you for taking time for helping.
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    UNetbootindose not work with any of the openSUSE images.

    dd should work as well as imagewriter.

    Are you absolutely sure you are writing to the correct device. let us see fdisk - l with the USB plugged in

    If the USB is still formatted FAT after dd-ing you are doing something wrong.

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    On 2014-04-16 16:06, jcdole wrote:

    > Unetbootin : -UNetbootin- allows you to create bootable Live USB drives
    > for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD.
    > It runs on Windows, Linux, ...


    Unetbootin _destroys_ the openSUSE iso image, and this is documented. Do
    not use it to create an openSUSE boot image.


    > For your information, the iso file is a file multiboot application
    > containing various utilities. It uses an ISOLINUX kernel that loads
    > different images according to the need.


    So, you are not using the openSUSE ISO image directly and alone. Sorry,
    I have no idea if you can make that work.

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    Default Re: OS 13.1 - Unable to make a bootable usb stick

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    UNetbootindose not work with any of the openSUSE images.

    dd should work as well as imagewriter.

    Are you absolutely sure you are writing to the correct device. let us see fdisk - l with the USB plugged in

    If the USB is still formatted FAT after dd-ing you are doing something wrong.
    > If I try to use opensuse imagewriter, it refuse to use my iso and I get
    > a warning
    >> Sorry. I can't write this iso. You need to use another program to write
    >> it it to a DVD

    >>>That does not make sense.
    >>>It is a popup error message from imagewriter.
    >>>>dd should work as well as imagewriter.
    Image writer refuse to copy the iso file.

    This week-end I will retry with another usb stick and give you more info.
    Thanks for helping. JCD
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