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- Joined: 28 Dec 2016, 03:00
I have tried to install the System Rescue CD ISO to a USB using the procedure described on the System Rescue CD web site but nothing happens.
- I downloaded the ISO to my Downloads directory
- mkdir -p /tmp/cdrom
- sudo mount -o loop,exec Downloads/systemrescuecd-x86-4.9.0.iso /tmp/cdrom
- plug in the USB
- umount the USB by clicking on the up-arrow on the icon for the USB
- sudo bash /tmp/cdrom/usb_inst.sh. I also tried cd /tmp/cdrom and sudo bash usb_inst.sh
- The script displays /dev/sdb as the only USB device
- I select OK and click enter
- the script terminates immediately without writing anything to the USB
I cannot see the log file if one is written by the script because everything in /var/tmp is hidden inside gibberish directories which I do not have the authority to look inside because Ubuntu 16.04 uses SystemD
I also tried the alternative method:
dd if=Downloads/systemrescuecd-x86-4.9.0.iso of=/dev/sdb
dd: failed to open '/dev/sdb': Permission denied
:~$ sudo dd if=Downloads/systemrescuecd-x86-4.9.0.iso of=/dev/sdb
dd: failed to open '/dev/sdb': No medium found
So how do I install System Rescue CD to a USB on Ubuntu 16.04?
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- Joined: 28 Dec 2016, 15:32
I do not have a USB stick at hand to try it out, but I think the up-arrow icon also deregisters the device from your computer. That means no program can access the raw USB interface any more.
Please check if entering sudo umount /dev/sdb1 on a command line instead of using the up-arrow button does the trick.
P.S.: systemd does not restrict access to your system internals, neither am I sure if browsing /var/tmp will help you with your problem. If you need to see the syslog for your current boot, just execute sudo journalctl -b and scroll to the bottom to view the most recent items (or press Shift+G to access the last line directly).
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- Joined: 04 Jan 2017, 21:07
It appears to me that the instructions on http://www.system-rescue-cd.org/Sysresc ... _USB-stick
are not correct for systemrescuecd-x86-4.9.0.iso. Enter
to see the usage message. By following option B, Sub-commands for manual installation, I was able to successfully create a bootable USB stick.
Here is the usage message:
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./usb_inst.sh: SystemRescueCd installation script for USB-sticks
Syntax: ./usb_inst.sh <command> ...
Please, read the manual for help about how to use this script.
You can either run all sub-commands in the appropriate order, or you
can just use the semi-graphical menu which requires less effort:
A) Semi-graphical installation (easy to use):
Just run "./usb_inst.sh dialog" and select the USB device
B) Sub-commands for manual installation (execute in that order):
1) listdev Show the list of removable media
2) writembr <devname> Recreate the MBR + partition table on the stick
3) format <partname> Format the USB-stick device (overwrites its data)
4) copyfiles <partname> Copy all the files from the cdrom to the USB-stick
5) syslinux <partname> Make the device bootable
C) Extra sub-commands:
-h|--help Display these instructions
Distributed under the GNU Public License version 2 - http://www.system-rescue-cd.org