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Persistent USB booting problem

Postby bakks on Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:04 am

I've been attempting to get Mint 4.0 running persistently on my 8gb memory stick, and I think that I'm almost there. I've followed the tutorials and posts on the forums and I've gotten it to the point where it boots out of syslinux and I get the Mint Linux loading screen with the bar that goes back and forth, but after that something called BusyBox loads and gives me a (ramdiskfs) prompt. Most of the other posts about this sort of problem ended up being issues with partitions or the liveCD, so I'm not really sure where my problem is, but any help would be appreciated.

I'm running on a Dell Latitude D820 and my syslinux.cfg file is as follows:

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DEFAULT persistent
GFXBOOT bootlogo
GFXBOOT-BACKGROUND 0xa0d461
APPEND  file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent initrd=/casper/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
LABEL persistent
  menu label ^Start Linux Mint Persistent
  kernel /casper/vmlinuz
  append file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent initrd=/casper/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
LABEL live
  menu label ^Start Linux Mint Live
  kernel /casper/vmlinuz
  append  file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
LABEL xforcevesa
  menu label Start Linux Mint in safe ^graphics mode
  kernel /casper/vmlinuz
  append  file=/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper xforcevesa initrd=initrd.gz ramdisk_size=1048576 root=/dev/ram rw quiet splash --
LABEL hd
  menu label ^Boot from first hard disk
  localboot 0x80
  append -
DISPLAY isolinux.txt
TIMEOUT 300
PROMPT 1
F1 f1.txt
F2 f2.txt
F3 f3.txt
F4 f4.txt
F5 f5.txt
F6 f6.txt
F7 f7.txt
F8 f8.txt
F9 f9.txt
F0 f10.txt
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Re: Persistent USB booting problem

Postby Husse on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:38 am

gnome or kde or?
Have you had success booting from the live CD?
This could be that you need to use "Safe graphics mode"
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Re: Persistent USB booting problem

Postby bakks on Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:12 pm

Gnome, this is just the regular 4.0 release. The live CD boots perfectly.
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