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Re: Failure to dd diskboot.img to pen drive



On Thursday 15 November 2007 20:08, Clodoaldo wrote:
> I want to install F8 from a 1GB pen drive but dd does not work,
> although I can mount it. dd shows it worked:
>
> # dd if=/home/cpn/Desktop/Downloads/diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb1
> 24576+0 records in
> 24576+0 records out
> 12582912 bytes (13 MB) copied, 0.307408 s, 40.9 MB/s
>


I've just done it. Try

dd if=/home/cpn/Desktop/Downloads/diskboot.img of=/dev/sdb

Don't specify a partition.

Tony
> But there is nothing in the directory:
>
> [root dkt ~]# ll /media/KINGSTON/
> total 0
>
> fdisk -l shows strange messages:
>
> # fdisk -l
>
> Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
> 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 158816 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 = 516096 bytes
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sda1   *           1         203      102280+  83  Linux
> /dev/sda2             204      158816    79940952   8e  Linux LVM
>
> Disk /dev/sdb: 1027 MB, 1027604480 bytes
> 32 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1011 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 1984 * 512 = 1015808 bytes
>
> This doesn't look like a partition table
> Probably you selected the wrong device.
>
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
> /dev/sdb1   ?      966294     1813487   840415161   69  Unknown
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>      phys=(612, 109, 33) logical=(966293, 30, 10)
> Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
>      phys=(255, 97, 46) logical=(1813486, 20, 39)
> Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdb2   ?      976282     1834012   850868148+  ff  BBT
> Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>      phys=(367, 115, 35) logical=(976281, 15, 17)
> Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
>      phys=(80, 13, 10) logical=(1834011, 14, 55)
> Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdb3   ?      891259     1782449   884061367   6c  Unknown
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>      phys=(355, 116, 37) logical=(891258, 2, 52)
> Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
>      phys=(112, 97, 32) logical=(1782448, 31, 27)
> Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sdb4   ?           1     1790834  1776506368    0  Empty
> Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
>      phys=(10, 114, 13) logical=(0, 0, 1)
> Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
>      phys=(0, 0, 0) logical=(1790833, 1, 2)
> Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.
>
> Partition table entries are not in disk order
>
>
> When I try to enter fdisk the device can't be opened:
>
> # fdisk sdb
>
> Unable to open sdb
>
> # ll /dev/sdb1
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12582912 2007-11-15 17:56 /dev/sdb1
>
> Any workaround?
>
> Regards, Clodoaldo Pinto Neto


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