Could not boot Zeroshell from a USB HDD

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  • #43831

    DrmCa
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    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)

    #53137

    imported_fulvio
    Participant

    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

    #53138

    sball
    Member

    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.

    #53139

    DrmCa
    Participant

    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!

    #53140

    DrmCa
    Participant

    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.

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