Installing linux from an ISO file to your system disk

If you are installing linux from E2B in MBR-mode and booting from the ISO, the install script or GUI will probably fail to find the 'cdrom'.
 
A typical set of questions with responses would be:
 
Load CD-Rom drivers from removable media - No
Manually select a CD-Rom driver - Yes
Module needed for accessing cd-rom  - none
Load CD-Rom drivers from removable media - No
Manually select a CD-Rom driver - Yes
Module needed for accessing CD-Rom  - none
 
You will then be asked to enter the Device file for accessing the CD-ROM...
At this point, you should enter the location that E2B has mapped the ISO to (partition 4), so type:
 
/dev/sdX4 (where X is the device letter, so use /dev/sdb4 if the USB drive is the 2nd drive in the system)
 
if this does not work, try -t iso9660 /dev/sdX4.
 
Tip: run a console and type sudo fdisk -l or lsblk -f or parted -l or df -h or ls /dev/sd* to determine the device name of the E2B USB drive.
 
A previous blog post for installing Debian is here.
 
 

Installing linux from a .imgPTN file

The linux files will usually be on the first partition of the USB drive if a  FAT32 .imgPTN is used, so use:
 
-t vfat /dev/sdX1 (where X is the device letter, so use /dev/sdc1 if the USB drive is the 3rd drive in the system)
 
If you have used two partition images (a xxxxx.imgPTN + xxxxx. files), then the source files may be located on the 3rd partition, so use -t vfat /dev/sdX3
 
Tip: run a console and type sudo fdisk -l or lsblk -f or parted -l or df -h or ls /dev/sd* to determine the device name of the E2B USB drive.
 
 

Tutorials

There are several examples of installing linux from E2B here.


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