Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

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mzoro
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Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by mzoro »

Perhaps not really a bug, but hey, I have wasted one week trying to install Salix, without the smallest hint of what could be the problem in the doc or anywhere else.

The main point: Salix live installation on a disk-on-key works well, but it won't work with a SSD disk (or a HDD disk) with an USB adaptor, like that:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sVENre ... sp=sharing

These adaptors are very common, and it would be a pity Salix not be able to install there.

The fine points:
After I succeeded in booting with a DVD Salix drive, I connected the USB disk-on-key / SSD, and run the following commands in a terminal:

sudo mkdir /tmp/iso
[they asked password and I typed "one"]
sudo mount -o loop path_to_iso_image /tmp/iso
cd /tmp/iso/boot
sudo sh install_on_usb.sh --usb path_to_iso_image device

And after everything finished:

cd ~/
sudo umount /tmp/iso

With a usual 30GB disk-on-key, this installed Salix live bootable and worked after rebooting, but with a SSD disk connected with an adaptor, while it seemed the commands above ended successfully, when I booted with the disk, I got 2 different reactions according to the computer I tried:
The first computer just said "boot error" in a black screen and stayed there. The second computer allowed me to select "English" in the Salix boot menu, then aborted with the following screen:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zS7js2 ... sp=sharing

In the short term, I suggest the Salix team duly insert this issue in the documentation (this will avoid persons like me wast one week before they catch the problem). In the long term, it would be nice if the Salix installation be possible with this type of USB connections, which everybody believe to work as a "big" disk-on-key.
DidierSpaier
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by DidierSpaier »

Just a question: why not connect the device before booting? Maybe scanning the devices occurred before you connected it this it was recognized soon enough by udev? Just a speculation...
mzoro
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

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DidierSpaier wrote: 8. Nov 2023, 18:45 Just a question: why not connect the device before booting? Maybe scanning the devices occurred before you connected it this it was recognized soon enough by udev? Just a speculation...
I tried this too, during my week of trials.
djemos
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by djemos »

mzoro wrote: 9. Nov 2023, 16:12
DidierSpaier wrote: 8. Nov 2023, 18:45 Just a question: why not connect the device before booting? Maybe scanning the devices occurred before you connected it this it was recognized soon enough by udev? Just a speculation...
I tried this too, during my week of trials.
Connect the device before boot then boot on boot menu and from there you see usb ssd. Choose it and boot.
mzoro
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

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Connect the device before boot then boot on boot menu and from there you see usb ssd. Choose it and boot.
As I said, I tried this too, and many things like this.
DidierSpaier
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by DidierSpaier »

This will not solve the issue but maybe try this ISO, just to see if the USB disk adapter is recognized with another installer: http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint- ... 15.0-5.iso.
mzoro
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by mzoro »

DidierSpaier wrote: 9. Nov 2023, 21:02 This will not solve the issue but maybe try this ISO, just to see if the USB disk adapter is recognized with another installer: http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint- ... 15.0-5.iso.
Please, give me precise installation steps (I prefer from the terminal). I have already downloaded the file on a disk-on-key. But the boot folder of this installation does not contains the install_on_usb.sh file, so I don't known how to install.
DidierSpaier
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by DidierSpaier »

mzoro wrote: 12. Nov 2023, 13:45
DidierSpaier wrote: 9. Nov 2023, 21:02 This will not solve the issue but maybe try this ISO, just to see if the USB disk adapter is recognized with another installer: http://slackware.uk/slint/x86_64/slint- ... 15.0-5.iso.
Please, give me precise installation steps (I prefer from the terminal). I have already downloaded the file on a disk-on-key. But the boot folder of this installation does not contains the install_on_usb.sh file, so I don't known how to install.
https://slint.fr/en/HandBook.html#_install_slint
mzoro
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Re: Salix installation buggy when used with a USB disk adaptor

Post by mzoro »

I created an installation disk with the command sudo dd iso_file etc.. This worked, and I installed Slint in another disk (exterior disk with usb connection as above). When I tried to boot from the later disk, I only got the Grub terminal. I don't know what to do with that Grub. I probably have to load the kernel but I am not used with Linux and Grub.
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