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#1 2018-09-11 14:26:26

theIneff
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Registered: 2018-09-11
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[Solved] Creation of usb-live via refracta2usb

Hi,
I would like to put a Devuan-ascii live on a usb pen drive to do fresh install and to have a live distro always there in case of emergency.

I tried to use refracta2usb tool to do the job, since I did not like the idea of wasting space on the pen drive by just using dd.

I partitioned the pen drive in two partition (one for the live installation and the other one for files) via gparted and used the default ISO1
installation of refracta2usb (with the live iso for devuan).

It seems the process worked half way, the bootloader works (it seems to be able to find the kernel and the initramdisk) but at boot it does not load the session.
In all the ttys I get the error message "Authentication error".

I am a little bit lost here in how to proceed to troubleshoot the error since the system does not provide me with a terminal to issue commands to get more log informations.

So how could I try to work around this problem? Even better is there any tutorial/guide/manual that shows how to burn a devuan-live iso via refracta2usb?(I have tried googling around but I did not find anything helpful).

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by theIneff (2018-09-11 18:33:23)

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#2 2018-09-11 18:32:46

theIneff
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Registered: 2018-09-11
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Re: [Solved] Creation of usb-live via refracta2usb

Ok, I found the solution.

I forgot to add to syslinux configuration the option

username=devuan

to the kernel line.

Sorry for the trouble. Problem solved.

Last edited by theIneff (2018-09-11 18:33:03)

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#3 2018-09-11 20:07:51

golinux
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Re: [Solved] Creation of usb-live via refracta2usb

Congrats and welcome to Devuan and the forum!

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#4 2018-09-15 13:57:25

theIneff
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Registered: 2018-09-11
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Re: [Solved] Creation of usb-live via refracta2usb

Thanks, I really hate systemd and I hope to be helpful in this community. :-)

golinux wrote:

Congrats and welcome to Devuan and the forum!

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