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Does aufs = sdb*?

Posted: 02 Jun 2014, 14:16
by Ed_P
In attempting to run the Porteus install app to install Porteus to a USB flash drive I got this:

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guest@porteus:~$ su
root@porteus:/home/guest# /mnt/live/mnt/isoloop/boot/
Verifying archive integrity... All good.
Uncompressing Porteus Installer......

                           ,:._       ~-_
                               '\        ~-_
                                 \        \.
                               ,/           ~-_
                      -..__..-''   PORTEUS   ~~--..__


Installing Porteus to aufs
WARNING: Make sure this is the right partition before proceeding.

Press Enter to continue or Ctrl+c to exit.
^CExited installer.
root@porteus:/home/guest# ls /dev/sdb
root@porteus:/home/guest# ls /mnt/sdb
/bin/ls: cannot access /mnt/sdb: No such file or directory
root@porteus:/home/guest# umount /mnt/sda*
umount: /mnt/sda5: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
I tried to limit access to my machine's harddrive but can't since that is where Porteus is currently booted from.

The USB drive has been nuked so there is nothing on it at this point. spaceFM lists it as sdb [no media]. (There was a block of unused space at the end of it but I expanded sdb1 to fill it before nuking it.)

Re: Does aufs = sdb*?

Posted: 02 Jun 2014, 14:46
by fanthom
i guess that your device was never mounted under /mnt/sdb1 thus aufs sits there.

a) create at least one partition on /dev/sdb
b) format /dev/sdb1 with your favorite fs
c) mount /dev/sdb1 under /mnt/sdb1
d) extract the ISO on /mnt/sdb1
d) important: go to /mnt/sdb1/boot and run the installer 'cd /mnt/sdb1/boot; sh'

should work :)

Re: Does aufs = sdb*?

Posted: 03 Jun 2014, 15:05
by Ed_P
fanthom wrote:i guess that your device was never mounted under /mnt/sdb1 thus aufs sits there.
Thanks fanthom. I ended up using Windows to allocate a partition and format the volume then ran Porteus-installer-for-Windows.exe. The flash drive is now bootable. I've been experimenting with gdisk manually and then have to figure out rEFInd code.