Segfault when installing on flash drive

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dhameoin
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Segfault when installing on flash drive

Post#1 by dhameoin » 22 Aug 2014, 08:25

Porteus version downloaded from
http://build.porteus.org/dl/717b330ec66 ... 1-i486.iso

Installation log from console (script was launched from Debian 7.2)
Installing Porteus to /dev/sdb
WARNING: Make sure this is the right partition before proceeding.

Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+c to exit.

Flushing filesystem buffers...

Using extlinux bootloader.
.porteus_installer/installer.com: line 277: 9401 Segmentation fault $bin/extlinux.com -i "$IPT"/syslinux > /dev/null 2>&1

Installation failed with error code '3'.
Please ask for help on the Porteus forum: http://www.porteus.org/forum
and provide the information from /media/20DA-3948/boot/debug.txt

Exiting now...

Info from boot/debug.txt

device: /dev/sdb
partition: /dev/sdb
partition number:
partition mount point: /media/20DA-3948
installation path: /media/20DA-3948/boot
subfolder:
filesystem: vfat
bootloader: extlinux
error code: 3
system: sysadmin 3.2.0-4-686-pae i686
mount details: /dev/sdb /media/20DA-3948 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0077,codepage=cp437,iocharset=utf8,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro 0 0
full partition scheme:

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000011d9

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 206847 102400 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 206848 99999743 49896448 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 100001790 1953523711 926760961 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 196003840 1953523711 878759936 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda6 100001792 107812863 3905536 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda7 107814912 195993599 44089344 83 Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1018 cylinders, total 7831552 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

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Re: Segfault when installing on flash drive

Post#2 by fanthom » 22 Aug 2014, 09:08

hi dhameoin,

weird - first time i see extlinux (which is compiled statically) segfaulting during installation.
please copy Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com to /tmp/work and unpack it:

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sh Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com --tar xf
now run:

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./.porteus_installer/extlinux.com
and check if extlinux segfaults again. if yes then you have to use other linux for the installation i'm afraid. if not then please mount your stick manually and run installation script once again:

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mkdir /mnt/sdb
mount /dev/sdb /mnt/sdb
cd /mnt/sdb/boot
sh Porteus-installer-for-Linux.com
please let us know about the result.

thanks
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