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[puredyne] Live USB issues

Hello list!

I've been interested in puredyne for quite a while now, and I decided to order the puredyne live usb on the site in support of the project. I got the usb today, and having tried it out it (on Samsung Q430) doesn't seem to boot into the puredyne os, just into my regular linux mint setup. I had already reordered the boot priority list in the bios, and using a fedora live usb I made myself works just fine. Is there something obvious I'm unaware of, or should I just download puredyne and reformat the live usb again, assuming it's an issue with the liveusb itself?

Cheers,
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Well, I've had a problem with my ASUS desktop where I have to reorder my hard disks in the bios each time I plug in a USB to boot from.  If I leave it plugged in it stays the way I had it set.  However, I don't know that this would be your problem.  Since it is booting into your linux mint without showing any errors (i assume) that sounds to me like its not even trying to boot from the USB, or that for whatever reason the USB has nothing on it.  Have you checked that?  Do you happen to have a 'live-rw' partition on your hard drive? 

I would
1. mount the USB and check the contents of the drive.  if for some reason it is blank, obviously a problem.  Then download and reformat.
2. play with bios again and see if something works.

if you get any error messages, that could be helpful in solving the problem.  i hope something will work out!


On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM, henderson five <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello list!

I've been interested in puredyne for quite a while now, and I decided to order the puredyne live usb on the site in support of the project. I got the usb today, and having tried it out it (on Samsung Q430) doesn't seem to boot into the puredyne os, just into my regular linux mint setup. I had already reordered the boot priority list in the bios, and using a fedora live usb I made myself works just fine. Is there something obvious I'm unaware of, or should I just download puredyne and reformat the live usb again, assuming it's an issue with the liveusb itself?

Cheers,
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Hello Grant, thanks for the reply.

I get no errors, and there doesn't seem to be any issues with the bios. Oddly enough I don't think the puredyne usb is being recognised at all by fdisk and lsusb. Any other ideas what might be the issue?

Thanks again,
Dave

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 4:48 PM, grant centauri <[hidden email]> wrote:
Well, I've had a problem with my ASUS desktop where I have to reorder my hard disks in the bios each time I plug in a USB to boot from.  If I leave it plugged in it stays the way I had it set.  However, I don't know that this would be your problem.  Since it is booting into your linux mint without showing any errors (i assume) that sounds to me like its not even trying to boot from the USB, or that for whatever reason the USB has nothing on it.  Have you checked that?  Do you happen to have a 'live-rw' partition on your hard drive? 

I would
1. mount the USB and check the contents of the drive.  if for some reason it is blank, obviously a problem.  Then download and reformat.
2. play with bios again and see if something works.

if you get any error messages, that could be helpful in solving the problem.  i hope something will work out!


On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 3:11 PM, henderson five <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello list!

I've been interested in puredyne for quite a while now, and I decided to order the puredyne live usb on the site in support of the project. I got the usb today, and having tried it out it (on Samsung Q430) doesn't seem to boot into the puredyne os, just into my regular linux mint setup. I had already reordered the boot priority list in the bios, and using a fedora live usb I made myself works just fine. Is there something obvious I'm unaware of, or should I just download puredyne and reformat the live usb again, assuming it's an issue with the liveusb itself?

Cheers,
Dave

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henderson five said :
> I get no errors, and there doesn't seem to be any issues with the bios.
> Oddly enough I don't think the puredyne usb is being recognised at all by
> fdisk and lsusb. Any other ideas what might be the issue?

1. Boot into Mint and log in
2. Open a terminal (or stay at the console if already there)
3. plug the key
4. Wait 10 seconds
5. What's the output of:
   dmesg | tail -n 25


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Hello Aymeric,

dmesg | tail output is:

[  302.106016] usb 2-1.2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
[  302.262513] usbcore: registered new interface driver uas
[  302.282765] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[  302.283380] scsi4 : usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0
[  302.283521] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[  302.283523] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[  303.281215] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Ut165    USB Flash Disk   0.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[  303.283091] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[  303.284587] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 7892040 512-byte logical blocks: (4.04 GB/3.76 GiB)
[  303.285178] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[  303.285189] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
[  303.285701] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
[  303.285707] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  303.291190] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
[  303.291197] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  303.596290]  sdb: sdb1 sdb2
[  303.599405] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Asking for cache data failed
[  303.599412] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[  303.599447] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[  304.990002] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Unhandled error code
[  304.990008] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb]  Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[  304.990014] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] CDB: Read(10): 28 00 00 00 00 41 00 00 02 00
[  304.990025] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 65
[  304.990062] EXT2-fs (sdb1): error: unable to read superblock
[  304.990184] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 4

Obviously there are errors reading from the usb, although I'm not certain where exactly the conflict is. Is there a software fix for this or is the drive maybe damaged?

Thanks for the help thus far!
Dave


On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 1:05 PM, Aymeric Mansoux <[hidden email]> wrote:
henderson five said :
> I get no errors, and there doesn't seem to be any issues with the bios.
> Oddly enough I don't think the puredyne usb is being recognised at all by
> fdisk and lsusb. Any other ideas what might be the issue?

1. Boot into Mint and log in
2. Open a terminal (or stay at the console if already there)
3. plug the key
4. Wait 10 seconds
5. What's the output of:
  dmesg | tail -n 25


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henderson five said :
> [  304.990025] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 65
> [  304.990062] EXT2-fs (sdb1): error: unable to read superblock
> [  304.990184] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 4
>
> Obviously there are errors reading from the usb, although I'm not certain
> where exactly the conflict is. Is there a software fix for this or is the
> drive maybe damaged?

Try to fsck it and check again dmsg, if you get similar errors then it's
probably the memory that is fucked up.

Just send a mail to [hidden email] and Karsten will send you
another one, make the subject of the mail self explanatory so that he
can spot it quickly ;)

Sorry about that, so far it's the second or third time that this is
happening which is not a bad ratio at all, but certainly is a pain for
the unlucky few who got bad keys!

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Hello again,

I think the usbkey is dead unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be detected by the laptop at all so I can't fsck it. Dmesg doesn't seem to report anything relating to it either.

I'll send Karsten an email if you think it is definitely an issue with the usb key itself.

Thanks for the help anyways!
Dave

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Aymeric Mansoux <[hidden email]> wrote:
henderson five said :
> [  304.990025] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 65
> [  304.990062] EXT2-fs (sdb1): error: unable to read superblock
> [  304.990184] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 4
>
> Obviously there are errors reading from the usb, although I'm not certain
> where exactly the conflict is. Is there a software fix for this or is the
> drive maybe damaged?

Try to fsck it and check again dmsg, if you get similar errors then it's
probably the memory that is fucked up.

Just send a mail to [hidden email] and Karsten will send you
another one, make the subject of the mail self explanatory so that he
can spot it quickly ;)

Sorry about that, so far it's the second or third time that this is
happening which is not a bad ratio at all, but certainly is a pain for
the unlucky few who got bad keys!


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henderson five said :
> Hello again,
>
> I think the usbkey is dead unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be detected by
> the laptop at all so I can't fsck it. Dmesg doesn't seem to report anything
> relating to it either.
>
> I'll send Karsten an email if you think it is definitely an issue with the
> usb key itself.

Yeah, you got yourself a nice piece of shiny plastic now :)
Send the mail in case Karsten is not following this thread and we'll
send you another one ASAP.
Sorry for the inconvenience!

 

> Thanks for the help anyways!
> Dave
>
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Aymeric Mansoux <[hidden email]>wrote:
>
> > henderson five said :
> > > [  304.990025] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 65
> > > [  304.990062] EXT2-fs (sdb1): error: unable to read superblock
> > > [  304.990184] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 4
> > >
> > > Obviously there are errors reading from the usb, although I'm not certain
> > > where exactly the conflict is. Is there a software fix for this or is the
> > > drive maybe damaged?
> >
> > Try to fsck it and check again dmsg, if you get similar errors then it's
> > probably the memory that is fucked up.
> >
> > Just send a mail to [hidden email] and Karsten will send you
> > another one, make the subject of the mail self explanatory so that he
> > can spot it quickly ;)
> >
> > Sorry about that, so far it's the second or third time that this is
> > happening which is not a bad ratio at all, but certainly is a pain for
> > the unlucky few who got bad keys!
> >
> > a.
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I'll use it as an open source pocket mirror or something :P

On 28 Jun 2011 12:44, "Aymeric Mansoux" <[hidden email]> wrote:
> henderson five said :
>> Hello again,
>>
>> I think the usbkey is dead unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be detected by
>> the laptop at all so I can't fsck it. Dmesg doesn't seem to report anything
>> relating to it either.
>>
>> I'll send Karsten an email if you think it is definitely an issue with the
>> usb key itself.
>
> Yeah, you got yourself a nice piece of shiny plastic now :)
> Send the mail in case Karsten is not following this thread and we'll
> send you another one ASAP.
> Sorry for the inconvenience!
>
>
>> Thanks for the help anyways!
>> Dave
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Aymeric Mansoux <[hidden email]>wrote:
>>
>> > henderson five said :
>> > > [ 304.990025] end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 65
>> > > [ 304.990062] EXT2-fs (sdb1): error: unable to read superblock
>> > > [ 304.990184] usb 2-1.2: USB disconnect, address 4
>> > >
>> > > Obviously there are errors reading from the usb, although I'm not certain
>> > > where exactly the conflict is. Is there a software fix for this or is the
>> > > drive maybe damaged?
>> >
>> > Try to fsck it and check again dmsg, if you get similar errors then it's
>> > probably the memory that is fucked up.
>> >
>> > Just send a mail to [hidden email] and Karsten will send you
>> > another one, make the subject of the mail self explanatory so that he
>> > can spot it quickly ;)
>> >
>> > Sorry about that, so far it's the second or third time that this is
>> > happening which is not a bad ratio at all, but certainly is a pain for
>> > the unlucky few who got bad keys!
>> >
>> > a.
>> > --
>> > http://su.kuri.mu
>> >
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>> > http://identi.ca/group/puredyne
>> > irc://irc.goto10.org/puredyne
>> >
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