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antiX-> netbook

#1 Postby harold95 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:00 pm

so i want to install antix to a usb drive that i can then install on my netbook.

what do i need to do to accomplish this?

i've done a search, thought what i found was the answer, only to find when i tried to boot the 4gb key i installed it on, it wouldn't boot.

???

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Re: antiX-> netbook

#2 Postby anticapitalista » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:11 pm

What did you try that you thought was the answer?

What message did you get, if any, when you tried to boot?
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Re: antiX-> netbook

#3 Postby harold95 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:12 pm

anticapitalista wrote:What did you try that you thought was the answer?

What message did you get, if any, when you tried to boot?


i'll dig it up again and post it here for you.

EDIT:
i started by booting the antix cd, and unmounting my usb drive and runnimg antix2usb.sh -D /dev sdc

be back with more info after i do that, again.

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root@antiX1:/home/demo# antix2usb.sh -D /dev/sdc
antix2usb.sh Thu Dec 15 18:47:10 EST 2011
Info: a log will be saved to /tmp/antix2usb.log
Device SanDisk  Cruzer Blade     detected at /dev/sdc

Continue? (y/n) y
basename: missing operand
Try `basename --help' for more information.
ls: cannot access 512: No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/antix2usb.sh: line 208: [: 10: unary operator expected
Prepare partitions on /dev/sdc, file systems: ext2 antiXlive, ext2 antiXdata ?
Continue? (y/n) y
Preparing partitions on device /dev/sdc fs1=[ext2] fs2=[ext2]
Clearing partition table
Creating partition /dev/sdc1 fs: ext2 label: antiXlive
Creating partition /dev/sdc2 fs: ext2 label: antiXdata
Creating file system on /dev/sdc1
Creating file system on /dev/sdc2
Prepared bootable partition: /dev/sdc1 label: antiXlive
Prepared data partition: /dev/sdc2 label: antiXdata
Mounting /dev/sdc1 on temporary mount point
Mount point ready
Installing grub on /dev/sdc
Grub successfully installed to /dev/sdc
Copying files to /boot directory
... initrd
... vmlinuz
... grub/message
... memtest
... cdrom.ico
... version
Files copied to mounted device
Cloning files from the booted iso to the mounted device
dd: writing to `/tmp/install-usb-key.6xye8/cdrom': No space left on device
1021585+0 records in
1021584+0 records out
523051008 bytes (523 MB) copied, 214.873 s, 2.4 MB/s
Error: dd failed to clone /dev/sr2 to /tmp/install-usb-key.6xye8/cdrom
Unmounting /dev/sdc1 (please wait...)
Mount point removed. Installation complete.


now i take out the usb, and plug it into the netbook.

edit2:

from the netbook, i have the error message:

Minimal bash like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. anywhere else Tab lists the possible completions of a device/filename.
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Re: antiX-> netbook

#4 Postby harold95 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:59 pm

harold95 wrote:
anticapitalista wrote:What did you try that you thought was the answer?

What message did you get, if any, when you tried to boot?


i'll dig it up again and post it here for you.

EDIT:
i started by booting the antix cd, and unmounting my usb drive and runnimg antix2usb.sh -D /dev sdc

be back with more info after i do that, again.

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root@antiX1:/home/demo# antix2usb.sh -D /dev/sdc
antix2usb.sh Thu Dec 15 18:47:10 EST 2011
Info: a log will be saved to /tmp/antix2usb.log
Device SanDisk  Cruzer Blade     detected at /dev/sdc

Continue? (y/n) y
basename: missing operand
Try `basename --help' for more information.
ls: cannot access 512: No such file or directory
/usr/local/bin/antix2usb.sh: line 208: [: 10: unary operator expected
Prepare partitions on /dev/sdc, file systems: ext2 antiXlive, ext2 antiXdata ?
Continue? (y/n) y
Preparing partitions on device /dev/sdc fs1=[ext2] fs2=[ext2]
Clearing partition table
Creating partition /dev/sdc1 fs: ext2 label: antiXlive
Creating partition /dev/sdc2 fs: ext2 label: antiXdata
Creating file system on /dev/sdc1
Creating file system on /dev/sdc2
Prepared bootable partition: /dev/sdc1 label: antiXlive
Prepared data partition: /dev/sdc2 label: antiXdata
Mounting /dev/sdc1 on temporary mount point
Mount point ready
Installing grub on /dev/sdc
Grub successfully installed to /dev/sdc
Copying files to /boot directory
... initrd
... vmlinuz
... grub/message
... memtest
... cdrom.ico
... version
Files copied to mounted device
Cloning files from the booted iso to the mounted device
dd: writing to `/tmp/install-usb-key.6xye8/cdrom': No space left on device
1021585+0 records in
1021584+0 records out
523051008 bytes (523 MB) copied, 214.873 s, 2.4 MB/s
Error: dd failed to clone /dev/sr2 to /tmp/install-usb-key.6xye8/cdrom
Unmounting /dev/sdc1 (please wait...)
Mount point removed. Installation complete.


now i take out the usb, and plug it into the netbook.

edit2:

from the netbook, i have the error message:

Minimal bash like line editing is supported. for the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. anywhere else Tab lists the possible completions of a device/filename.


there u have it.
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Re: antiX-> netbook

#5 Postby SilverBear » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:02 pm

Hi, Harold.

I've installed antiX to my wife's EEEpc 904ha, so i know it can be done. Her model has an IDE hard disk drive, like a regular desktop or laptop computer. Some netbooks have a solid state ("flash") drive (SSD). Strategically, it would be wise to discuss your system before installing --make/model of the netbook. Details. Then we can advise you better.

Booting a netbook from a usb device has a few essential steps. Preparing it for installling a second OS also requires a few preliminary steps.

Does your netbook already have an OS?
Do you want to keep MS-Windows, and add antiX as a second OS? Or do you want to totally remove MS Windows, and have antiX as your only OS?

An ounce of planning prevents a pound of regret. We want to help you set up a system that ROCKS! We need details.

    Make/Model of netbook.
    Disk drive size and type.
    Plans for the machine: one OS, dual-boot, or three or more Operating Systems?

Partitioning your hard drive FIRST--before any other step is wise --and you can best do that when you decide first what your plans are for the machine.

RE: booting from a USB stick.
If you put the antiX system on the USB stick with the Unetbootin utility, that usually works well.
BUT: you need to set up the netbook so that it will boot FIRST to a USB drive instead of the regular HDD.
If you are not sure how to do that, please say so, and we'll help. We were all there once!

I'm confident we can get you up and running once we have the details of your machine and how you want it to be.

--SilverBear
"masai7" Intel i7 3g; 8GB RAM; (GPU on the CPU chip)
"novi" Lenovo Z585: AMD A10-4600M; RadeonHD 7660G; 6GB RAM

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Re: antiX-> netbook

#6 Postby harold95 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:21 pm

SilverBear wrote:Hi, Harold.

I've installed antiX to my wife's EEEpc 904ha, so i know it can be done. Her model has an IDE hard disk drive, like a regular desktop or laptop computer. Some netbooks have a solid state ("flash") drive (SSD). Strategically, it would be wise to discuss your system before installing --make/model of the netbook. Details. Then we can advise you better.

Booting a netbook from a usb device has a few essential steps. Preparing it for installling a second OS also requires a few preliminary steps.

Does your netbook already have an OS?
Do you want to keep MS-Windows, and add antiX as a second OS? Or do you want to totally remove MS Windows, and have antiX as your only OS?

An ounce of planning prevents a pound of regret. We want to help you set up a system that ROCKS! We need details.

    Make/Model of netbook.
    Disk drive size and type.
    Plans for the machine: one OS, dual-boot, or three or more Operating Systems?

Partitioning your hard drive FIRST--before any other step is wise --and you can best do that when you decide first what your plans are for the machine.

RE: booting from a USB stick.
If you put the antiX system on the USB stick with the Unetbootin utility, that usually works well.
BUT: you need to set up the netbook so that it will boot FIRST to a USB drive instead of the regular HDD.
If you are not sure how to do that, please say so, and we'll help. We were all there once!

I'm confident we can get you up and running once we have the details of your machine and how you want it to be.

--SilverBear


sure thing.
first it is an asus eeepc 900 4gb ssd, 512 ram.
it is to be a linux only, currently runs ubuntu 9.5 easy peasy.
1.5 i think.

no! i repeat, NO! MS WINDBLOWS.


i do want antix as the primary system, the other can go away.

what is the unetbootin utility and where do i find that?

and i can currently boot from the usb drive, but the error i posted is what happens.

i could set it always to boot from the usb drive, but i am using it as a temporary boot, to install the antix (hopefully) system and be done with it. i hope that answers your questions?
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Re: antiX-> netbook

#7 Postby kmathern » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:47 pm

harold95 wrote:... what is the unetbootin utility and where do i find that? ...

You say you're using a variant of Ubuntu 9.5 (easy peasy) so there might be a version of Unetbootin in your repos right now. I'm not sure what codename Ubuntu 9.5 equates to, but I see 'Lucid' thru 'Precise' versions of Unetbootin at packages.ubuntu.com http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite ... unetbootin

It's also available from the Debian repos: http://packages.debian.org/search?suite ... unetbootin

As well as the Mepis CR repos: http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ ... netbootin/

And the Unetbootin homepage here: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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Re: antiX-> netbook

#8 Postby rokytnji » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:09 am

My 900 install

http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-11-ee ... t3104.html

My Mic Fix
http://antix.freeforums.org/eeepc-900-m ... t3433.html

As you can see from my how to. I installed / to the 4 gig SSD drive and /home I moved to the secondary 16gig SSD drive. You won't have to do that on your install. However. I might suggest something since you only have a 4gig ssd drive and I know the effort it takes to keep that drive from filling up with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrades.

You might consider using the base iso to save on install space to /. Full iso takes up about 2.1gig after initial install.
You can keep it from filling up after doing apt-get updates and apt-get dist -upgrades with the following commands in as root in terminal.

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apt-get clean


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apt-get autoremove


Limit writes to ssd on EEPC

http://antix.freeforums.org/limiting-wr ... t2389.html

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Re: antiX-> netbook

#9 Postby rokytnji » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:18 am

Later on in the end of the month or next month the new AntiX iso should be released also.

I received a 16gig SD class 4 External Flash drive from the wife. My plans for that is to install the new AntiX iso to that. Format my 2 internal SSD drives as Ext2 for just storage. Run AntiX off of the 16gig SD card on my EEEPC 900 and set boot order for that in bios. I will document as always how I am going to try this new experiment out when the new iso is released. Hope I am successful with it.

Of course. I won't format the internal SSD drives till I get a good working install going first on the external SD Flash card.

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Re: antiX-> netbook

#10 Postby harold95 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:15 am

rokytnji wrote:My 900 install

http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-11-ee ... t3104.html

My Mic Fix
http://antix.freeforums.org/eeepc-900-m ... t3433.html

As you can see from my how to. I installed / to the 4 gig SSD drive and /home I moved to the secondary 16gig SSD drive. You won't have to do that on your install. However. I might suggest something since you only have a 4gig ssd drive and I know the effort it takes to keep that drive from filling up with apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrades.

You might consider using the base iso to save on install space to /. Full iso takes up about 2.1gig after initial install.
You can keep it from filling up after doing apt-get updates and apt-get dist -upgrades with the following commands in as root in terminal.

Code: Select all

apt-get clean


Code: Select all

apt-get autoremove


Limit writes to ssd on EEPC

http://antix.freeforums.org/limiting-wr ... t2389.html



excellent! its up and running.

+1 for the info.

now, how do i get wifi working?

as far as i can tell, it seems to not be picking up the fact it even has wifi.

thanks!
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