[Solved] Creating a Bootable MicroSD using Lenovo ThinkPad

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[Solved] Creating a Bootable MicroSD using Lenovo ThinkPad

Post#1 by cttan » 12 Sep 2014, 16:24

I have encountered this problem last few days while trying to create a bootable Porteus x86_64 micro SD card using Lenovo ThinkPad x240.

Error debug:-

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device: /dev/mmcblk0
partition: /dev/mmcblk0p1
partition number: p1
partition mount point: /mnt/mmcblk0p1
installation path: /mnt/mmcblk0p1/boot
subfolder: 
filesystem: ext4
bootloader: lilo
error code: 2
system: a10b23c45d67 3.14.15-porteus x86_64
mount details: /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/mmcblk0p1 ext4 rw,noatime,nodiratime,commit=300,data=ordered 0 0
full partition scheme:

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x9e177285

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   976771071   488384512    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0 GB, 32027705344 bytes
27 heads, 27 sectors/track, 85808 cylinders, total 62554112 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: 0xefc58b88

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *        8064    62554111    31273024    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 31.5 GB, 31486640128 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3828 cylinders, total 61497344 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: 0x000abb11

        Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/mmcblk0p1            2048    61495295    30746624   83  Linux
I have reverted back to using HP laptop to create the micro SD card without any problem because HP detected the SD card as sdx.

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Re: [Solved] Creating a Bootable MicroSD using Lenovo ThinkP

Post#2 by beny » 12 Sep 2014, 16:33

strange the label of device, i have a microsd but is formatted in ext4 in fdisk -l is sdc1 before the filesystem was exfat

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Re: [Solved] Creating a Bootable MicroSD using Lenovo ThinkP

Post#3 by fanthom » 12 Sep 2014, 20:56

@cttan
this is a weirdo - why installer defaults to LILO when ext4 is well supported by syslinux?
did you modify the installer by any chance?

anyway - i wont be able to debug this without having an access to the hardware.
i know you have resolved the problem but is there any chance for giving me ssh access to this PC sometime next week?
if not then we can wait for another occurrence.

thanks
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Re: [Solved] Creating a Bootable MicroSD using Lenovo ThinkP

Post#4 by cttan » 13 Sep 2014, 12:43

Hi fanthom,

I have not modify the installer.

Thanks for the offer but it is not require now since I am not able to boot the SD card on the Lenovo laptop.

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