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Offline Linux_Newbi

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<SOLVED> usb install problem
« on: February 04, 2014, 01:25:17 pm »
I have just fully installed ultra 3.2 on an 8 gb usb stick, the instillation when smoothly, no errors showed, but when i try to boot from the stick, after selecting the mode to boot in and waiting for the text to scroll, i get a black screen with a flashing curser at  the top right.  can type stuff, but thats about it. Do i need to reinstall or am i missing something?
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 02:30:28 pm »
Don't know.

Looks like something haven't copied well.

Can you try to start server X with the command: startx
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2014, 12:24:24 pm »
hi, sorry its been a while, my motherboard blew, and its seems yu can only buy them online...



well, ive tried again, refrmated my usb and used a new ultra image, from sourseforge. the live usb booted fine, one fail dring bot, but it was to fast i couldnt read it. instillation process seemed to go fine, took about 45min, but the same thing happened when i tried to boot fom the usb.



at firs everything seemed to be going well, a skreen poped up asking me if i wanted to boot into linux, recovery or run memory tests, then the kernal started unpacking, ran into a few archive errors, but it seemed to b ok, continud to the next bit, lots of text with [] tags at the beggining, again one fail, came at the same time but i couldnt catch it. then screen goes black, and a fewseconds later i get a flashing _ at the to left, and thats sees to be it, i can type, but it dosent seem to be a comandline, no errors when i enter rubbish, and starx has no effect whatsoever. is tis my usbstick acting up? or is it a bug in ultra?



ill post a film of the startup if that will help.
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2014, 02:57:16 pm »
Hi

There are two questions:

1. Have you used a white space or special characters for host name during installation process?

Means 'my host' or 'my comp' ? The name must be one word only, no white spaces, no block letters, no special characters such as '%$@&'

2. Have used white spaces, block letters or special characters for new user name during installation process?

Only small letters and numbers allowed, nothing else.

This is an example:

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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 03:00:39 pm »
yes, caps for username, both real and not, no special unless _ counts as special(Name_PC for host name)

didn't know this caused a problem, well it will teach me to read full installation guides next time, sorry.
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:10:41 pm »
Can you try to install again with no "_" or something similar.

Use only small letters for host name, nothing else, please.
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2014, 03:39:00 pm »
so something like

Password1

Password1

name

name

Password2

Password2

namepc



is ok?
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 04:56:17 pm »
Will be perfect :)
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Re: usb install problem
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 11:50:51 am »
Works, thank you.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2014, 06:14:05 pm by 272 »