Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#207 closed enhancement (duplicate)

partial success booting from and restoring from usb stick

Reported by: nomaps@… Owned by: bruno
Priority: normal Milestone: 2.2.5
Component: mondo Version: 2.2.4
Severity: normal Keywords:

Description (last modified by bruno)

I'm developing a debian installer from a usb flash stick. I currently can boot all the way to the interactive command line with no problems. To continue, I must resort to manually mounting the usb stick to /mnt/cdrom from an alternate screen whenever it fails to find the archives directory (it's looking on the cdrom device).

I've apparently taken it a far as I can from editing text files in the mondorestore-1.iso file. Further progress appears to require changes in the C/C++ sources.

Two questions:

  1. is anyone interested in detailed instructions on how I got this far
  2. can someone provide tips or suggestions that might help me complete this effort.

Anticipating some of the questions that might occur:

  1. yes, I know how to use the debian preseed installer on a flash stick, but I prefer mondo for various reasons
  1. I'm aware that the 3.0 release will have some USB support. However, from browsing the svn sources, it appears that it might not be able to support bootable USB sticks (fat16 / syslinux, etc.)

Thanks for a unique and useful tool!

BTW, my apologies in advance if this should have been submitted to a discussion group rather than a trac ticket (if so, please direct me)

Phil Walker phil.walker@…

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by bruno

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

FYI, I changed my road map for mondo and 2.2.5 will include USB support.

Well, in fact it's already in it ;-) You can try the version made for Ubuntu at or the very latest made just a couple of minutes ago at (2.2.5 mondo + 2.0.0 mindi + 1.7.2 mindi-busybox) and help me debug ;-)

Thanks for your interest.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by bruno

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Followup will be done in #209

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