Will one of the succesful and adventurous folks who have a working Mint Bianca usb memory stick install, please document it step-by-step?
I've been struggling with this for over 4 days, and I'm frustrated and giving up.
I have another usb memory stick with a semi-working Mint Bea (semi, because if I have it running for too long, it starts giving me "could not create kio-slave, no room left of device" -- and it's starting to have problems shutting down -- so I am having to force power-off (hard power off) more and more). I did get that one running, based on various "how to's" on the net, but I haven't been successful w/ Mint at all. And I'm getting really frustrated.
I am using a reasonably fast 2G usb stick. I have obtained Bianca, and checked the MD5 sum. Burned a CD that works well, and have tried to apply the same steps from the How Tos... remove partitions, make new partitions, format, install syslinux, etc. I have re-built the stick multiple time, just in case my steps were "off".
I originall figured it was a problem with syslinux.cfg. I have hacked and re-hacked it, and see some of my problems, but I'm beyond that as an issue...
I now get it to START booting, but it still fails, and even hangs requiring the hard-boot. After removing "QUIET" as a boot option, I followed as many of the steps as I could until it choked:
Last statements on screen:
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0.
(a couple of other successful steps about keyboard and net configuration)
RAN OUT OF COMPRESSED DATA
INVALID COMPRESSED FORMAT (err=1)
NO FILESYSTEM COULD MOUNT ROOT, TRIED: CRAMFS
KERNEL PANIC -- NOT SYNCING: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (1,0)
Then it just hangs on a blank line. No key combination will break it (Ctrl-Alt-Del, Alt-F2, Ctrl-C, etc.) -- and I have to hard boot.
I followed the standard steps, copying initrt.gz and vmlinuz from Casper to the root dir, copying ISOLINUX contents to root, rename isolinux.cfg, etc.
Does anybody know wx I am supposed to move filesystem.squashfs from Casper to root, or if I need to note it's location in the boot sequence?
PLEASE, somebody, put together a step-by-step! It's driving me crazy.
(Lately I've been having poor luck w/ 'puters... my slax usb is hanging on shut down, I over-wrote the first 800M of my laptop as Ext2 because I ASSUMED the the HD would be hda, and the USB would be sda. And I've spent about the last week -- which I was home sick anyway -- wrestling with Bianca. And it wasn't as much fun as I had hoped.