Could not boot Zeroshell from a USB HDD Home Page › Forums › Network Management › ZeroShell › Could not boot Zeroshell from a USB HDD This topic contains 3 replies, has 0 voices, and was last updated by DrmCa 6 years ago. Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts January 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm #43831 DrmCaParticipant After writing .img file to the HDD with dd I rebooted and got a message ‘invalid magic number, boot kernel first, then pressed a key and got into GRUB with 3 menu entries for Zeroshell. What is the correct process to install to a HDD? I used: sudo dd if=ZeroShell-2.0.RC3-IDE-USB-SATA-Disk-2GB.img of=/dev/sdh then set the boot flag for the first partition. (/dev/sdh is my usb key) January 26, 2014 at 9:31 pm #53137 imported_fulvioParticipant Hi, the Install Manager makes the installation on disk (also USB Flash) much faster and easier. To use the Install Manager you need Zeroshell 3.0.0 with the package 30200 installed. Regards Fulvio January 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm #53138 sballMember The correct way is: dd if=/path/to/image.img of=/dev/ bs=1m So, try bs=1M or bs=1m after the command you tried earlier 🙂 Also, if you’re on OSX, use /dev/rdisk instead of /dev/disk, since that will be a lot faster. January 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm #53139 DrmCaParticipant Fulvio, Now that you explained how to get the package, I’ll try it 1st thing once I get to the office! sball: Are you saying 1Mb block size would fix the install via dd? It would make it faster I am sure, but making a difference… I am not that knowledgeable about dd 🙁 Thank you guys! January 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm #53140 DrmCaParticipant Turns out that my issues with dd were due to a faulty external USB case. It worked fine after I connected hdd via IDE cable. I have not had a chance to use install manager as I tried with a drive that was created via dd and it could not use it. Author Posts Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.