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startup(boot) disk

Post by OldCrowjbk » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:45 am

still a newbie, but getting there thanks for everyone's help. I now have my Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 working and most programs I need working. So at this point I wanted to back everything up and make a startup (boot) disk so that if I have a major problem such as hard drive failure I can restore all I have done. I used The Backup Tool to backup personal data and software selection and then copied them to a USB stick. Next I wanted to make a startup disk so that I could boot and then restore. I tried to use "Startup Disk Creator" which only gave me this message at the top 'to try or install Ubuntu from a removable disk, it needs to be set up as a startup disk source disk image (.iso). I looked through this forum and other places and I found problems with booting, but not how to make a disk. I installed an apt via the terminal called xfburn. I ran it and it had four choices to use, but all required information I didn't know where to find. How to ask a question here said to give as many details as possible and that is why this is so long.
My question is: What steps do I take to make a startup (boot) disk??

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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:06 pm

Use Super Grub 2
https://www.supergrubdisk.org/category/ ... sk-stable/

If you want to make a boot-USB from your installation, it goes like

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sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt  ## assuming that your usb is /dev/sdb
sudo grub-install --boot-directory=/mnt/boot /dev/sdb
sudo cp -R /boot* /mnt/
sudo umount /mnt
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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by OldCrowjbk » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:47 pm

I have downloaded Super Grub2 Disk and it shows in my Linux Home folder--downloads folder--as super_grub2_disk_hybrid_2.02s9.iso But it is grayed out and I don't know what the next step is. I know that it has been a long time since the your reply, but I have not had a chance to get back on here.
Also I have still not learned much about the terminal. Your reply also showed four lines under CODE: SELECT ALL I can't get to the next line after I type the first one. I try to use enter but what I get is a line asking for my password which I type in and hit enter and all I get is an error. I tried typing all four lines without pressing enter after each line you show and that doesn't work.
So how do I install Super Grub 2 from the download folder and how do I go from one line on the terminal to the next.
This newbie says thanks.

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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by administrollaattori » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:27 pm

I am not sure if I understood, but maybe is better if you tell results for the next commands.

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inxi -Sd

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inxi -po

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sudo parted -l

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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by OldCrowjbk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:06 am

The results of each are:
inxi -sd
showed drives: hhd and optical information and sensors

inxi -po
partition ID-1 912g used 13g
ID-2 6.23 gb used 0.00gb
unmounted: no unmounted partition dectected

sudo parted -1
password for Jim:
parted [-hlmsv] [-a<align] [DEVICE [COMMAND [Parameters] ...1

I hope this helps. Thanks Jim

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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by administrollaattori » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:49 am

OldCrowjbk wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:06 am
The results of each are:
inxi -sd
showed drives: hhd and optical information and sensors

inxi -po
partition ID-1 912g used 13g
ID-2 6.23 gb used 0.00gb
unmounted: no unmounted partition dectected

sudo parted -1
password for Jim:
parted [-hlmsv] [-a<align] [DEVICE [COMMAND [Parameters] ...1

I hope this helps. Thanks Jim
I feel that I am unable to help you. :(

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Re: startup(boot) disk

Post by jglen490 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 pm

OldCrowjbk wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:06 am
The results of each are:
inxi -sd
showed drives: hhd and optical information and sensors

inxi -po
partition ID-1 912g used 13g
ID-2 6.23 gb used 0.00gb
unmounted: no unmounted partition dectected

sudo parted -1
password for Jim:
parted [-hlmsv] [-a<align] [DEVICE [COMMAND [Parameters] ...1

I hope this helps. Thanks Jim
It would have been good to follow the inputs exactly as requested, and to then copy and paste the actual out output into a CODE box in your reply, by using the "</>" button at the top of the reply box.

The first input was requested with an upper case S, as in

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inxi -Sd
And the last one was a lower case l (el), not a number 1, as in

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sudo parted -l
It's better to just copy and paste the commands, instead of typing them in.
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