valoriehello tvin21:43
tvinvalorie, would you be able to help me with a technical issue?21:43
valorieperhaps, but that isn't really on topic here21:44
valoriewhatcha got?21:44
tvinTrying to figure out how to make a usb live install21:45
valorieah, I don't have the bots here21:45
tvinI used unebootin and it looked like it installed, but it won't boot21:45
valoriewhy not in #ubuntu?21:45
valoriebots have nice bits of info such as links21:45
valorieso first, did you verify the image?21:45
tvinI don't know exactly how to do that21:46
tvinIs it a big deal if I don't?21:47
valorie<ubottu> To verify your Ubuntu ISO image (or other files for which an MD5 checksum is provided), see http://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM or http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/LQ_ISO/Checking_the_md5sum_in_Windows21:47
valorieI msg'd the bot instead21:47
valorieno, but if you have an incomplete or otherwise corrupted image, it won't boot no matter what21:48
valoriemd5sum just checks for a good image to start with21:48
valorieeasy and quick21:48
tvinHow do I determine what the checksum is suppose to be in the first place?21:48
valoriewhere did you download the ISO?21:49
tvinfrom ubuntu21:49
valorieI use torrents which are automatically checked21:49
tvinI did21:49
valorieon that page should be an md5sum21:50
valorieok, if you used torrents, it's correct21:50
valorieand unetbootin reported success21:50
valorieand I suppose it checks too -- been an age since I used it21:51
tvinseemed to have said it was installed successfully21:51
valorieso, either unetbootin screwed it up, which is possible21:51
valorieor you have a bad thumbdrive21:51
valoriewhich is also highly possible21:51
tvinThumbdrive opens fine and shows me the files21:52
tvinHow do I check if there is a issue?21:52
valorietell me how you tried to boot from the drive?21:52
tvinSet cmos to boot from external drive, and then rebooted. Even tried disabling HDD boot21:53
valorieI mean, do you have "boot from USB if present" on top of the booting options?21:53
valoriedo you have another thumbdrive around?21:54
valorieprobably easiest to just burn to another drive if you have one21:54
tvinassuming I dont get the same results21:54
valorieotherwise, use dd to burn the thumbdrive21:54
valoriewhich is also easy, but a bit nailbiting21:54
valoriehmmm, ubottu doesn't have a quick n' easy for dd21:55
valorieit's a commandline tool21:55
valorieman dd in your konsole or terminal21:56
valorieoh, you're not using kubuntu, so console21:56
tvinman dd path to ISO?21:56
valoriehas a very good explanation21:58
valoriecaution: setting your destination wrong will over write 21:58
valorieyou can wreck your HD by setting it up wrong21:58
valorieI wish you were asking in #ubuntu where there are lots more skilled folks than me21:59
tvinthat is for archlinux21:59
valoriethis really is not a help chan21:59
valoriedd works the same everywhere21:59
valoriebasically just replace the actual path to your ubuntu iso from the directions22:01
valorieTip: Find out the name of your USB drive with lsblk. Make sure that it is not mounted.22:01
valorieRun the following command, replacing /dev/sdx with your drive, e.g. /dev/sdb. (do not append a partition number, so do not use something like /dev/sdb1):22:01
valorie# dd bs=4M if=/path/to/archlinux.iso of=/dev/sdx status=progress && sync22:01
tvinDo I "eject volume" so it isn't mounted?22:04
tvinvalorie, ?22:07
valoriehmmm, not in kubuntu, but I assume so22:08
tvinHow do I use lsblk to determine path?22:10
valoriehttp://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/45820/how-to-umount-a-usb-drive has a more complete discussion of doing this on the commandline22:10
tvinstill need to know the proper path to the usb drive22:11
valorieI just tried this, to prove it works: lsblk without a usb22:15
valorieplug in usb22:15
valorieand find that it is /dev/sdc22:15
valorieas in the archlinux example22:16
tvin"No command 'lsblk' found"22:16
valoriesudo apt install lsblk22:17
tvin"sudo: apt: command not found"22:18
valorieso pmount /dev/sdc works, although I had to install pmount22:18
tvinworks to do what?22:21
valorieto ensure that the drive is unmounted22:22
tvinWell still need to determine path, and a way to install22:23
valoriedd bs=4M if=/home/valorie/ISOs/sampleubuntu.iso of /dev/sdc status=progress && sync is what I would do22:25
valorielsblk tells you whether the USB is sda, b, c, whatever22:25
tvin"dd: unrecognized operand `of'"22:27
tvinI told you, that command didnt work to install lsblk22:28
valorietvin: how old is your ubuntu?22:29
valorieof course you can use apt-get if you want, although that's old.....22:29
valorieuh, that's no longer supported22:29
tvinthat's why Im trying to make this usb live of current version...22:30
valorie12.04 was an LTS, as well as 14.0422:30
valoriegot it22:30
valorieso sudo apt-get lsblk22:30
tvinE: Invalid operation lsblk22:30
valoriemessed up!22:31
valoriesorry, I'm leaving, please us #ubuntu for more help22:32
tvinI can't22:35

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