Since this is my first post here - Hello to everybody
Very good forum, already found plenty of interesting topics.
And now to the problem
My laptop doesn’t have a cd drive and I’m trying to make a live usb.
Already did everything posted above - downloaded syslinux and made the usb bootable. Copied the KDE4 live cd to the usb with all the movement of files to the root folder of the usb, downloaded intrdud and so on.
And it is still not working - here’s the error message:
mounting live boot drive…
failed to mount RW root filesystem
shellException: providing shell…
any suggestions? thanks in advance.
I really first want to try the live distro and see if all the hardware is ok before i install it…
This worked for me, and I think might on a USB as well. And if you aren’t installing onto SDHC or USB, but an internal drive, you can ignore most of it, as I understand it. Just follow pindar’s first post.
I’m having the same problem as well; I’m making a multi-boot DVD and I cannot open the initrd file. It is gzipped, but it is not labeled with the .gz extension. I tried via command line and with file roller so I can take a look at the syslinux.cfg file to no avail. I basically copied the entire ISO right to my isolinux directory of my live disk and the error message is about not being able to find the config.isoclient data. It’s there, it’s accurate, but I think syslinux.cfg is looking in the wrong directory and I have no clue how to open/gzip/edit the file. Any ideas or advice? By the way, I’m using the openSUSE 11.1 Live KDE4 version.
It’s the linuxrc file that needs adjusted. I am not sure which type of compression openSUSE used on the initrd, but I did finally extract the directory and recompressed it, but now openSUSE won’t boot normally. All I get is a black screen - no errors, just a black screen. Still working on a solution… all I have to do now is insert the custom linuxrc file into the appropriately compressed initrd file and all should be well.
I figured it out! The initrd image is cpio’d, I had to gzip it, extract it and then extract it and all it’s directories with the cpio syntax. What a pain in the rear, but then again, most things worth doing in life are not easy. Now I have a multiboot distro that boots PCLOS 2009.1 Gnome, openSUSE 11.1 KDE4, Fedora 10 KDE4 and Arch Linux (Chakra).
I am using Grub to make bootable usb Drive for OpenSuse 11.1 KDE 4.0. I have three partitions on USB key. Two are DOS partitions of 60 MBs and can boot up perfectly fine with Grub.
1.First partition-syslinux configured for Offline Windows NT 2K XP password Administration
2.Second Partition- Windwos 98 DOS systems for Ghost, Partition magic, DOS network boot
3.Third Partition - the GRUB boot partition.
I have copied OpenSuse11.1 to the third partition and followed all changes including initrdud. I get the following error:
First of all you shouldn’t be using KDE 4.0. Use at least KDE 4.1 or better yet 4.2. If it’s not finding the live image then there’s something wrong with the version of initrdud you’re using. Are you sure you have the right one?