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<Sort of solved> "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

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Excellent!


Report back after all is done and let us know how system is working.  If all good, go ahead and mark this as solved.

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My, my, my! I can't believe how fast and responsive Lite is! It's like I swapped that B50 laptop in for a newer, bigger, faster machine. I'm not completely done tweaking and setting it up yet, but I have done all the updates and tweaked the appearance a little. About all I have left to do is set up my wireless printer, then remove all the apps/packages the wife doesn't need/want, and then set a system restore and do a 100% backup. Then if anything happens I'll just set it back to the fresh install point.

For any of you that are just reading through the forum and haven't made the decision to install Lite yet, just go for it. You will NOT be sorry. This is a really responsive distribution. It feels rock solid no matter what I've tried doing with it. It's one step above a standard XFCE install too. It's just completely and totally configurable and it includes packages well above and beyond a plain vanilla XFCE install. And yet with all the extras added in, it has to be the fastest and most responsive XFCE distribution I've tried.

If I wasn't already tired for the day I'd be installing it on my G50 or on my desktop right now. Everything in my house will be running Lite in the next 2 or 3 days. Love it!
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This USB boot problem is bugging me.  Did some more searching and found possible solution.  If you have time try the following:


Make USB with either dd command or UnetBootin.


Boot computer with it.


When screen comes up showing list of boot choices, highlight first choice (Default) and hit the <TAB> key to add boot options.


Move cursor to between "quiet splash" and "--".  Type in (without the quotes) "live-media=/dev/sdb1".  Make sure there is a space between that and "quiet splash" and "--" after it at the end.  Should look like this at end of line when done:
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quiet splash live-media=/dev/sdb1 --

Hit <Enter> when done and hopefully it boots properly now.
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I just finished trying that gold_finger. Didn't work. All I could see that was different was that I received several read errors BEFORE hitting the yellow splash screen with the feather, then got the splash screen, then back to command line to receive the same errors as before. It ended with the usual "unable to enumerate,,," error that I had been getting.

I have also been emailing with 2 friends and both of them are as stumped as we are. All of us have experienced not getting the USB stick seen at all, but none of us have ever had it seen, then disappear during boot. Somebody somewhere knows how to fix this. It's just a matter of one of use being on the right forum, or at the right place, to find whoever it is that knows the solution.

I think I should leave this unsolved, even though I managed to get Lite installed. If anybody searches for the phrase I have in the Subject and the thread is marked "Solved", they'd be kind of peeved to find out that I solved it by sticking an optical drive in the laptop. I got an email this morning from a friend that said he had an external USB optical drive he'd let me have to use on that laptop. That's fine and dandy, and I really appreciate getting it, but it sure doesn't solve the actual problem.

I am giving you a big Thank You for sticking with this like you have. Over the years I have belonged to a lot of online forums and it's unusual to find somebody on a tech forum like this that offers as much assistance as you have. Kudos to you, and to the forum.

Oh, let me know what you think I should do about marking as Solved or not.
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Uugh!


I had high hopes for that -- oh well.


I guess you could try one more startup parameter that I ran across, but doubt result will be any different.  Instead of "live-media=/dev/sdb1", use "ignore_uuid":
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quiet splash ignore-uuid --

I'm fresh out of ideas.  If I run across solution anywhere, will post back.


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I think I should leave this unsolved, even though I managed to get Lite installed. If anybody searches for the phrase I have in the Subject and the thread is marked "Solved", they'd be kind of peeved to find out that I solved it by sticking an optical drive in the laptop.
Yes, on second thought you're probably right.  Leave it unsolved, or you could mark it partially solved if you want.  Just go to first post in the thread, hit the "Modify" button, then add <SOLVED -- Partially> or <SOLVED -- Sort of> to the Subject line.
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I'll try that, maybe later tonight or tomorrow. I went ahead with the install on my laptop. I'm feeling kind of bad right now. Without a lot of detail, I have some health issues that are inflamed when I work on a computer - cervical vertebra. I'm on my back right now using my phone. I'm going to put a post up in the "On Topic" category about my success with my laptop.

By the way, I tried to do a "sort of" addition to the "Solved" prefix, but at least here on my phone I can't modify the "Solved". Is there a trick to that I'm missing?
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I tried to do a "sort of" addition to the "Solved" prefix, but at least here on my phone I can't modify the "Solved". Is there a trick to that I'm missing?
Don't bother using the prefix box.  Just modify the "Subject" line of the first post of this thread.  Eg. <Sort of Solved> "Unable to find medium containing a live file system"
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Well. Duh on me. Sure, I can do that. Just did it. Thanks for that one. Sometimes a guy just doesn't think right.  ::)
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