Problem working with devices during installation - Solved: USB install tips

  • skeksis268
Posted: Sun, 08/16/2009 - 08:49
HI all, In an attempt to install 64studio from a USB stick I made a bootable USB with stick with the installation files using Unetbootin When during the installation i was told i couldn't mount the cd, i pressed F2 to access command line with the hope of tricking the installation into thinking it had a cd by mounting the contents of the usb stick to a created directory /dvd and then linking to that from /cdrom The problem lies here: list-devices partition that comes up with my partitions as i expected (/dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2 /dev/sdb3 /dev/sdb5 /dev/sdb6) but when i try and mount, or simply view, the partitions i get errors, e.g. cd /dev/sda1 cannot cd to /dev/sda1 mount /dev/sda1 /dvd invalid argument what's going on?


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Sun, 08/16/2009 - 09:42
Thanks for sharing ;-)

problem solved mount -t

  • skeksis268
  • 08/16/09
  • Sun, 08/16/2009 - 09:40
problem solved mount -t vfat /dev/sda /dvd that was all that was necessary

Hi skeksis268, I'm

  • ramestica
  • 08/23/09
  • Sun, 08/23/2009 - 23:50
Hi skeksis268, I'm experiencing a very similar problem, but your fix is not working for me. I created the bootable image in a usb stick from the iso image 64studio_3.0-beta3_amd64.iso. When I boot from the stick I select 'install' from the UNetBootin and the cd-rom detection step fails the same as for you but F2 does not bring me to any shell. Instead I go back to the Ubuntu installer menu and 'Execute a shell'. In this shell I give the following commands: mv /cdrom /zxz mkdir /dvd mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /dvd ln -s /dvd /cdrom ls /cdrom I mv original /cdrom because I did not know what to do, I mean, linking would not work if the directory is already there, or?. And as you see I use 'sdb1' instead of plain 'sdb'; using just the later will cause mount to fail. Well, the last ls command on /cdrom shows me the same content I saw after creating the bootable stick, therefore, I assumed all was good. But then back to detecting the cd-rom still fails as before :-( I would appreciate further follow up on this problem. many thanks, Rodrigo

that was supposed to

  • skeksis268
  • 08/16/09
  • Sun, 08/16/2009 - 08:56
that was supposed to read: mount /dev/sda1 /dvd invalid argument