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    Question SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs

    Basically it gives me that message everytime, using both programs, using cooking version and core - What seems to be the issue?

    I am running a Compaq CQ60 with 3GB of RAM - so I cant imagine it being a RAM issue..

    My computer has 3GB of ram and is a dual processor - do you think this is just a result of a bad setup of the iso? or something worse? Hardware related?

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    ALSO: I did manage to get Kanotix to work - would that be good enough to use as say a recovery distro incase if my Ubuntu goes down?
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    Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

    To reinstall grub2 with v1.99, you really need the save version of Ubuntu to use the two line easy mount and install commands.

    But, I think you can always chroot into an install and then you are using the current version.

    I create my own multiboot USB with grub2. I think your MultiBoot uses grub4dos and I am not familiar with the details.

    I think this grub2 entry was working for me, but I see I had to edit the entry (old one is the # commented out)

    Code:
     menuentry "slitaz " {
      set isofile="/boot/iso/slitaz-3.0.iso"
      loopback loop $isofile 
      linux (loop)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin noprompt noeject
      initrd (loop)/boot/rootfs.gz
    #  linux (loop)/boot/bzImage isofrom=$isofile boot=live quiet vga=791 noeject noprompt
    }
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    Smile Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    To reinstall grub2 with v1.99, you really need the save version of Ubuntu to use the two line easy mount and install commands.

    But, I think you can always chroot into an install and then you are using the current version.

    I create my own multiboot USB with grub2. I think your MultiBoot uses grub4dos and I am not familiar with the details.

    I think this grub2 entry was working for me, but I see I had to edit the entry (old one is the # commented out)

    Code:
     menuentry "slitaz " {
      set isofile="/boot/iso/slitaz-3.0.iso"
      loopback loop $isofile 
      linux (loop)/boot/bzImage rw root=/dev/null lang=C kmap=us screen=1024x768x16 autologin noprompt noeject
      initrd (loop)/boot/rootfs.gz
    #  linux (loop)/boot/bzImage isofrom=$isofile boot=live quiet vga=791 noeject noprompt
    }
    Tried this command today:

    Code:
    dd if=nameofiso.iso of=/name/of/device

    and it says "Missing Operating System"

    - any other ideas?

    I gave up with SLiTaz

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    Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

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    Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

    Only some ISO support the dd method to install. You normally have to use Unetbootin or pendrive to extract, install and load a boot loader to the device.

    With grub2 you can install grub2 to the device, copy the ISO to a folder, and add a loopmount entry. But again only some ISO support this method.

    This is a script to install many ISOs. Some that will not loopmount by installing a kernel and boot image.
    MultiSystem Another LiveUSB Multiboot French(translate) w/grub2
    http://liveusb.info/dotclear/
    MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB disk w/grub4dos
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1518273
    Oldfred on vacation. Back Sept 9. Will not have much if any Internet access.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to close thread when/if answered completely.







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    Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

    SliTaz has its own USB installer called TazUSB. Check it out, works much better than Unetbootin in my experience!

    http://hg.slitaz.org/tazusb/raw-file...tazusb.en.html

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    Re: SliTaZ - Unetbootin/Mutilbootusb gives me "trying to unpack rootfs image as initr

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    Only some ISO support the dd method to install. You normally have to use Unetbootin or pendrive to extract, install and load a boot loader to the device.

    With grub2 you can install grub2 to the device, copy the ISO to a folder, and add a loopmount entry. But again only some ISO support this method.

    This is a script to install many ISOs. Some that will not loopmount by installing a kernel and boot image.
    MultiSystem Another LiveUSB Multiboot French(translate) w/grub2
    http://liveusb.info/dotclear/
    MultiBootUSB - Install and boot multiple Linux from Pendrive / Flash drive / USB disk w/grub4dos
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1518273
    Gah MultibootUSB is a pain in the ****, but I suppose its an option.

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