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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 5:51 pm

That's what I used. Is this what you installed?
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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 5:59 pm

yep
maybe when irrev gets a chance he can try it and see if it duplicates ur problems or acts like mine if he has time

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 10:11 pm

I wiped the usb drive, reformated, redownloaded the iso and the install program, reinstalled. Everything seemed fine at this point. I then ran the updates and I got "Package operation failed". (I got this last time also but I thought it could be something that was not required for this installation type). Rebooted and it wants my password. Hit the power button since I cannot find any way to reboot, unplugged the usb.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 10:14 pm

i got the failed thing to but not getting prompted for a password
before u did this did u do a format of the usb drive and not quick format
cause i did a full format of the usb drive and it was FAT32 not NTFS

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 10:22 pm

Yes, full format FAT32.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 10:23 pm

IDK how old is the thumb drive u r using?

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 21st, 2012, 10:33 pm

Not real old and was used almost none before all this. I may try another one. One other thing, are you using 32 bit or 64 bit os? idk if that makes a difference or not.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by wd » February 21st, 2012, 10:49 pm

my windoze is 64 bit
but i did fat32 full format on usb drive
again it has not prompted me for passwords

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by irrelevant » February 22nd, 2012, 6:10 am

shouldn't run as root ;)

the default user for the live environment is 'ubuntu' with a blank password.

if package updates failed, there's no way to know the status of your system, maybe try downloading a few updates at a time if you need to start over.

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Re: Linux usb recover

Post by Irabbit » February 22nd, 2012, 9:52 am

I was aware it should not run from root, but for that time that was the only thing that got me back in. It only worked for one boot, then I couldn't get back in at all. I am going to run the install on another usb drive on my wife's computer. Both mine and her's are 64 bit. Her's is Win7 Home, mine is Win 7 Pro. If the user/password will work then I don't really care if I have to use it. I will give that a try on the drive I just installed.

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