[Solved] Can usb 3.0 disk be bootable?

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chyang0527
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[Solved] Can usb 3.0 disk be bootable?

Post#1 by chyang0527 » 03 Oct 2012, 07:04

Hi everyone!

I have tried to copy Porteus 1.2 on my USB 3.0 disk and make it bootable from win_start_here.hta.
But while i'm trying to boot from my USB 3.0 disk, i have got the error "Error loading operating system".
I've noticed that the USB 3.0 could only be format as exFAT and NFTS, but not FAT/FAT32.
Does anyone have know how to make Porteus on USB 3.0 as bootable?
I think the bootloader might not work correctly.

Thanks!
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Re: Can usb 3.0 disk be bootable?

Post#2 by fanthom » 03 Oct 2012, 08:13

@chyang0527
let's use some Porteus magic and try to workaround Windows limitations.

1) please install Porteus on USB 3.0 stick formatted with NFTS using LILO
2) boot with copy2ram cheatcode and 'always fresh'
3) copy whole content of the stick to /root/data
4) format the stick with FAT32 using 'mkfs.vfat' command
5) copy content of /root/data back to the stick
6) install Porteus to FAT32 using 'lin_start_here.sh' script

should be ok :)
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Re: [Solved] Can usb 3.0 disk be bootable?

Post#3 by chyang0527 » 03 Oct 2012, 08:52

Hi fanthom,

Thanks for your great help!
It does work.
Since i am not an advanced user of Porteus, i go to the 4) instruction directly. :)
What i do is,
1) i have used another USB 2.0 disk installed with Porteus 1.2.
2) And then formatting the USB 3.0 disk by using mkfs.vfat.
3) And then copy content from USB 2.0 disk to USB 3.0 disk
4) run 'lin_start_here.sh' script
5) boot porteus 1.2 from USB 3.0 disk.

I think i could also use Linux VM to do this.

Thank you! :)

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Re: [Solved] Can usb 3.0 disk be bootable?

Post#4 by chyang0527 » 03 Oct 2012, 09:18

I have done some other test on my USB 3.0 disk.

I have used a Windows tool (EaseUS) to format the USB 3.0 disk as FAT32 format.
Then copy Porteus content, and make the USB bootable by 'win_start_here.hta'.
Then i could boot Porteus from USB 3.0 disk, again.

Just sharing for someone may use.

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