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#1 2012-11-19 08:39:33

DapperMe17
#! CrunchBanger
From: Todd's Gang
Registered: 2012-10-19
Posts: 221

Waldorf USB Install .iso

I'd like to suggest a dedicated USB install image of Waldorf, for those without a DVD-ROM.

Debian's installer appears to be a bit buggy on the default .iso, and it seems that there are multiple folks within the forums who are experiencing issues with the installer failing while looking to the CD-ROM.

I don't know how much input corenomial has regarding the installer, but this is surely something that should get consideration for a fix. Especially, for those folks without an alternative install means.

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#2 2012-11-19 10:04:34

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

I don't think the iso's that are available are dedicated either way. They're nice like that.

I always use usb rather than dvd or cd. I don't have the option to use them on my x121e. Neither will waldorf fit on a cd anyway. Much easier and sustainable to use a  usb.

Somebody suggested on another thread that the #! shop should sell ready made usb sticks with an iso preloaded. I agree with that.

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#3 2012-11-19 10:36:28

DapperMe17
#! CrunchBanger
From: Todd's Gang
Registered: 2012-10-19
Posts: 221

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

Dura,

I agree, the hybrid .iso "as is" is a fine idea, in general. However, if the #! project decides to sell pre-loaded usb installs, it must make sure the Debian installer issues are in order first.

And that starts with the hybrid.

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#4 2012-11-19 10:44:07

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

What did you use to make the USB?

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#5 2012-11-19 10:46:33

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

There is no 'hybrid'. The iso is not made for anything in particular. As el_koraco suggests, you should be using the recommended method of writing iso's, which is the dd method to usb.

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#6 2012-11-19 10:50:58

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

The normal iso for most distros is called a hybrid iso, as it allows for writing to both optical and flash media.

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#7 2012-11-19 10:52:38

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,108

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

I stand corrected, said the man in the orthopedic shoes.

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#8 2012-11-19 11:21:13

DapperMe17
#! CrunchBanger
From: Todd's Gang
Registered: 2012-10-19
Posts: 221

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

el_koraco wrote:

What did you use to make the USB?

dd.

dura wrote:

There is no 'hybrid'. The iso is not made for anything in particular. As el_koraco suggests, you should be using the recommended method of writing iso's, which is the dd method to usb.

Your right, the .iso's ability to be run from any select number of mediums.

dd.

My intent isn't to start another thread about how to hack the install, as that's already occured here...http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=19316

Thanks to both of you for your replies.

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#9 2012-11-19 11:38:08

el_koraco
#!/loony/bun
From: inside Ed
Registered: 2011-07-25
Posts: 4,749

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

Ah, I see, it's a general debian installer problem. Hasn't happened with netinstall isos, so this is probably something that needs to be handled upstream. Your suggestion is not bad, though it does put some extra burden on papanominal.

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#10 2012-11-19 11:55:12

DapperMe17
#! CrunchBanger
From: Todd's Gang
Registered: 2012-10-19
Posts: 221

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

el_koraco,

Corenomial's "true"ness to Debian is a wonderful base philosophy. But, with upstream concerns (such as a faulty installer) in the wild, I can appreciate why other Debian spins choose to use modified installers.

At the end of the day with #!, let's assume an instance like this is still present in the current .iso.

So really, it's up to corenomial (and his team) to decide whether to pass the buck, patch it or create/use an alternative installation method.

And users will have to make a decision whether to stick with #!, or move on.

That was the jist of the suggestion.

wink

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#11 2012-12-24 05:26:50

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,237

Re: Waldorf USB Install .iso

I used the latest version of UNetbootin under Windows 7 to install the iso on a thumb drive and didn't have any problems at all installing Waldorf on a laptop.  I did experience the CD-ROM issue under a YUMI-created thumb drive, but I attributed that to YUMI.  I couldn't even run CrunchBang live under YUMI.


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