Netbook remix fails to boot off of usb

Asked by Chris Roller on 2010-01-18

I attempted to make a netbook remix usb boot thing with the option to store changes on the drive (because I thought it very nifty that I could have my own os and settings that I could carry in my pocket and boot off of anything) problem is, after I select try ubuntu with no changes to your computer absolutely nothing happens. Black screen, no data access, etc.

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Did you MD5 test the IMG you put on the stick?
Have you verified the USB once initally booted to?

Chris Roller (rollerce) said : #2

yes and yes. If I don't set it to save changes on the drive it boots fine, but that defeats the purpose.

Did you create a casper-rw when you created the usb stick?

Chris Roller (rollerce) said : #4

Did I do wha?

the casper-rw creates a rewritable binary file you can save data to, if you do not create on of these then user data cannot really be saved.

Chris Roller (rollerce) said : #6

how do I do that?

If you use unetbootin in linux or the app for windows to put ISO files on USB you have the option to add a casper-rw file.

Chris Roller (rollerce) said : #8

the app for windoes did not have that option, but i'll sniff around and try to find one.

This app does. I suggest you use that. Works fine for me every time (I have to use my GFs vista lappy but it works)

Chris Roller (rollerce) said : #10

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.