Nadia wont boot from live-USB <SOLVED>

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Were you able to run Nadia from live-USB successfully? (i.e. testing or installing from a USB drive)

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Nadia wont boot from live-USB <SOLVED>

Postby Sashman on Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:27 am

<SOLVED><SOLVED><SOLVED>
Found a solution myself:

- Do not use UNetbootin or Ubuntu ImageWriter.
- Use - you guessed it - the terminal.

Follow the respective instructions closely under:"How to make a live USB stick using the terminal".

Or: burn the iso to CD...

Thanks to all who have given it thought...

Sash
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I'd like to try Nadia.

Am currently running Katya without issues.
Downloaded Nadia 14 MATE 32bit
Checked MD5
Created live-USB startup on USB drive (tried with both UNetbootin and Ubuntu ImageWriter and yes, had to rename .iso to .img on the latter)
Changed boot sequence in BIOS.

Alas, Nadia wont boot.

I'd appreciate any/all smart advice as to what I might have missed :oops:

Many thanks in advance!

P.S.
It doesn't look like a hardware issue to me.
It rather appears, as if a file is missing or buggy. However, I just couldn't find what or which exactly.
Perhaps one of the required paths is misspelled, directories or files are misnamed or something like that?

For example:
Autorun.inf reads:
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[autorun]
open=mint4win.exe --force-wubi --cdmenu --skipmd5check
icon=mint4win.exe,0
label=Install Linux Mint

[Content]
MusicFiles=false
PictureFiles=false
VideoFiles=false

and
md5sum.txt reads:
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8fd3679ef8b6edcf53cf4a07aefa859e  ./install/mt86plus
5a93a111efeb5305075c5e077715b6cd  ./install/sbm.bin
8d6a2a045d7c0f48fe2e088f3f87b6ce  ./install/README.sbm
b11a222414c53e4382afbb8dedca50be  ./boot/grub/loopback.cfg
0391854d1af5a015a667f29fa0442e78  ./preseed/ltsp.seed
d0884b1305b69dab6000fb0cbf1cfa62  ./preseed/mint.seed
7e3aa6d1958baf72d369392fdb175486  ./preseed/cli.seed
a1d38891892124c12c3b254a92adaf41  ./dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Release
79b893d9a788266ae58cb1c38a40d66b  ./dists/quantal/restricted/binary-i386/Packages.gz
bf54f8aa7117e3b8f2aae06ebee07d3d  ./dists/quantal/Release.gpg
5c5dba10f1df686ee0e88f8e77f5888e  ./dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Release
d0e70719c9ca6bc225750e87c96d9398  ./dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz
3cbbd6b474221e20575ef5bdc4091fd5  ./dists/quantal/Release
4f7a00226d01eadfe383c65aede65869  ./mint4win.exe
2e00bbc97aa398fea542dde339e0fb4c  ./isolinux/memtest
990de1b77753b408c688cc9c6553ea33  ./isolinux/splash.jpg
fc5e17d2b2419278f8e544e451f112a5  ./isolinux/isolinux.cfg
c49d7ca35c21e03b069715549539e190  ./isolinux/vesamenu.c32
d0d31b91a450e7870b9423558e9b171d  ./autorun.inf
0531ba1ff26a66aedbc0e428303fb0bb  ./.disk/release_notes_url
728cb968a88534e0c50a9d99621f13eb  ./.disk/cd_type
7f680a9e12522c1f289ded02d3246cb7  ./.disk/live-uuid-generic
05e1135ddffa79fbf67e5220c4f955f6  ./.disk/info
cf186f52d6952d717bdd8b4340927c0c  ./.disk/mint4win
7f680a9e12522c1f289ded02d3246cb7  ./.disk/casper-uuid-generic
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e  ./.disk/base_installable
0d148c2d733d74d548bdf4bf348b3e68  ./casper/initrd.lz
fd10d4bfc95834b14a1227cf1b9bab8f  ./casper/filesystem.manifest-desktop
0fc3ca9f0615441b7e3ca08d80c763ed  ./casper/filesystem.manifest
9f91874c7469bf6619d3116fce6356a8  ./casper/filesystem.manifest-remove
dedeef44f082210eb0d605d21837feb5  ./casper/vmlinuz
69966ed0f39bed5c9d0703ae807b4f01  ./casper/filesystem.squashfs
494664e7ee7821929edb5244142c75c3  ./casper/filesystem.size


Has anyone actually run Nadia from live-USB without issues? Or could someone just try and let us know what happened? Don't have to install it, just see if it runs at all. That would be good.

Thanks in advance everyone and, have a super nice day!
:)
Sash
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:44 am

Does your machine meet the cpu system requirements?
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby AlbertP on Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:19 am

Do you perhaps have a Pentium M CPU?
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby kaouki on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:40 pm

Same thing here.

I am using a Lenovo N 500 with 4GB of RAM.
It is now running Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit.



Detailed specs:
CPU: -Processors-
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz : 1000.00MHz
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz : 1000.00MHz

-Memory-
Total Memory : 4019488 kB
Free Memory : 2978152 kB
Buffers : 65452 kB
Cached : 500012 kB
Cached Swap : 0 kB
Active : 419312 kB
Inactive : 495232 kB
Active(anon) : 353756 kB
Inactive(anon) : 102380 kB
Active(file) : 65556 kB
Inactive(file) : 392852 kB
Unevictable : 0 kB
Mlocked : 0 kB
Virtual Memory : 4153340 kB
Free Virtual Memory : 4153340 kB
Dirty : 52 kB
Writeback : 0 kB
AnonPages : 349020 kB
Mapped : 99992 kB
Shmem : 107060 kB
Slab : 45184 kB
SReclaimable : 26196 kB
SUnreclaim : 18988 kB
KernelStack : 2320 kB
PageTables : 16168 kB
NFS_Unstable : 0 kB
Bounce : 0 kB
WritebackTmp : 0 kB
CommitLimit : 6163084 kB
Committed_AS : 1575584 kB
VmallocTotal : 34359738367 kB
VmallocUsed : 555752 kB
VmallocChunk : 34359178848 kB
HardwareCorrupted : 0 kB
AnonHugePages : 0 kB
HugePages_Total : 0
HugePages_Free : 0
HugePages_Rsvd : 0
HugePages_Surp : 0
Hugepagesize : 2048 kB
DirectMap4k : 60812 kB
DirectMap2M : 4096000 kB


-PCI Devices-
Host bridge : Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Display controller : Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Audio device : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
USB controller : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
PCI bridge : Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
ISA bridge : Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
SATA controller : Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
SMBus : Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
System peripheral : JMicron Technology Corp. SD/MMC Host Controller
SD Host controller : JMicron Technology Corp. Standard SD Host Controller (prog-if 01)
System peripheral : JMicron Technology Corp. MS Host Controller
Network controller : Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
Ethernet controller : Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)

-Network Interfaces-
lo 0.10MiB 0.10MiB 127.0.0.1
wlan0 0.00MiB 0.00MiB
eth0 3.92MiB 1.00MiB 88.124.234.25
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby AlbertP on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:23 pm

I don't really see any component in your output that could cause boot failures. It's certainly not related to PAE, which remoulder suggested.
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby remoulder on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:05 pm

AlbertP wrote:don't really see any component in your output

@Albert, that post wasn't from the OP.
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby AlbertP on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:13 pm

Ok, sorry, I hadn't seen that.
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby slipstick on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:56 pm

I also can't boot from USB. In my case, I think it is because I have a "7-in-1 Floppy Drive & Media Reader Combo" (factory installed) which is on USB. This is a floppy drive which also has two slots to accept various types of card memory. Even with USB booting enabled in the BIOS, my machine won't boot from my external USB ports, but I suspect would boot from one of the memory card slots (can't try it because I don't have any of the memory cards). So if you have a similar device, that may be your problem.
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby AlbertP on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:14 pm

@ slipstick: If there is no floppy and no memory card in the device, then it should be ignored by BIOS. I don't think this device is causing you problems. I can USB boot fine, on a computer that also has a USB-connected cardreader with no cards in it.

If your BIOS has a boot menu, it should list all USB devices that it can boot from.
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Re: Nadia wont boot from live-USB

Postby slipstick on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:35 pm

AlbertP wrote:@ slipstick: If there is no floppy and no memory card in the device, then it should be ignored by BIOS. I don't think this device is causing you problems. I can USB boot fine, on a computer that also has a USB-connected cardreader with no cards in it.

If your BIOS has a boot menu, it should list all USB devices that it can boot from.


My BIOS boot menu lists 3 devices under "Boot Device Priority". For each of those I can only choose between my hard drive, my floppy drive, and my DVD. There is a separate entry for "USB Boot" where I can choose either "Enabled" or "Disabled". Currently I have the USB Boot enabled and the device priority set for DVD as first priority, floppy as second priority, and hard drive as third priority.

Anyway, this inability to boot from USB is not a problem for me as I can run from live DVD OK and will use that to install. I just mentioned it in case the OP had similar hardware.
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