USB installation fails

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svenson
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USB installation fails

Post#1 by svenson » 27 Feb 2020, 21:07

I'm finished. I have tried several USB sticks with Uefi and without Uefi. The iso written with win32 Disk Imager, the iso written directly from the Kiosk Wizard. It's no use, booting from the USB stick gets stuck in the black screen or the monitor goes into standby as if there is no signal.

But if I take the ISO file and burn it to CD/DVD I can boot it without problems.
Can anyone give me a tip what else I can do?

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USB installation fails

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Feb 2020, 07:54

Hello svenson,

Do you have another kiosk installation on the hard drive?

Some UEFI systems ignore selected booting order and load kernel from first partition which is found (always the hard drive as USB is initialized later).
Please wipe first 100 MB of data from the hard drive (can use any linux for this) and try again:

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=100
Please replace /dev/sdX with your hard drive letter (usually its /dev/sda).

If that wont help then please boot from CD then generate debug report in the wizard and sent it to support@porteus-kiosk.org:
https://porteus-kiosk.org/screens/news/ ... report.png

Thanks
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