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  • SeanMiddleton
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    Originally posted by agillis View Post

    No USB install only.

    It's much easier to install from a USB key and you don't need to waste a burn once CD.
    Hi Andrew

    What could cause the USB key to boot into Clonezilla, rather than the VB 2.5 installation sequence ?? This is what the USB key does on my motherboard.

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  • agillis
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    Originally posted by Doris1997 View Post
    Can we burn & install 2.5 beta from a CD?
    No USB install only.

    It's much easier to install from a USB key and you don't need to waste a burn once CD.
    Last edited by agillis; 03-26-2019, 02:08 PM.

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    Originally posted by pclinux1 View Post
    Not sure what is happening with the USB instructions but an idea might be to download the iso image and burn that to a USB using a tool like rufus. Rufus is free.
    https://rufus.ie/
    Many thanks for that idea. If I can find the ISO I'll give it a try tonight ! ISO doesn't seem to be listed on the downloads page ??
    Last edited by SeanMiddleton; 03-25-2019, 11:49 PM.

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  • pclinux1
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    Not sure what is happening with the USB instructions but an idea might be to download the iso image and burn that to a USB using a tool like rufus. Rufus is free.
    https://rufus.ie/

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    I have tried 3 times now to prepare the USB boot drive. I followed the instructions precisely and executed the 64 bit batch file. All went as per the instructions. However, when I then install the thumb drive in my motherboard and boot it boots into Clonezilla, not the Vortexbox installation script. As I said I have prepared the thumb drive 3 times now and its always the same; boots into Clonezilla. Anybody have any hints or ideas ?

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  • sbmocp
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    Unfortunately Fedora 25 reached EOL on 12/12/2017 and is not receiving security updates, et cetera. I've become security-conscious enough listening to the TWiT Network's "Security Now" podcast that I wouldn't feel comfortable running anything less than a still-supported OS these days. There are simply too many bad actors out there looking for unpatched systems to exploit.

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  • dyohn
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    Installed VB 2.5 beta from USB stick, and then installed Roon Server. There were a couple things I needed for Roon that were not in the Vortexbox repo (probably because 2.5 is beta) so I got them from Fedora. All is well, it runs great and much snappier than 2.4.

    Last edited by dyohn; 03-23-2019, 01:16 AM.

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  • Doris1997
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    Can we burn & install 2.5 beta from a CD?

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  • lahoya
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    I intend to install VB 2.5 BETA on new computer using a 2.5 SSD for the OS plus 2 additional HDDs (1TB & 500MB) for storage. Is this an acceptable setup for 2.5 if I follow instructions for installing VB 2.4 on multiple drives? Thanks in advance.

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  • Sully
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    Originally posted by SeanMiddleton View Post
    When booting from teh USB install stick the only option I have is Clonezilla. It goes straight into Clonezilla. There are no other options that I can find. I've tried arrows Ctrl C etc and no joy. I can drop out to the command line and I get a [email protected] prompt

    In light of that, I suggest starting from scratch and download a fresh copy of the VB 2.5 beta and copy it to a usb stick and make bootable.
    sounds like something is missing..?

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    When booting from teh USB install stick the only option I have is Clonezilla. It goes straight into Clonezilla. There are no other options that I can find. I've tried arrows Ctrl C etc and no joy. I can drop out to the command line and I get a [email protected] prompt


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  • Wirrunna
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    Originally posted by Sully View Post
    SeanMiddleton, I believe you are just hitting enter on the initial boot menu and that it's picking the Clonezilla boot option rather than the VortexBox 2.5 option.

    Hit the up arrow to choose VB 2.5 install, then hit enter.
    Up arrow just stays at *Clonezilla Live (Default settings, VGA 800x600) - no option for Vortexbox 2.5

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  • davem
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    @Sean - Yes I think Sully is right. I made the same mistake. I initially thought that the VB option at install was a title and not an option to select. Would be much better if the default went to the VB install.


    Originally posted by agillis View Post
    This image is BIOS boot. Your NUC probable needs UEFI boot. Just enable compatibility mode in the BIOS and it should boot OK.

    Unfortunately NUC is definitely set to boot off BIOS. I even disabled UEFI completely at one stage.

    My NUC really does not like VB. I tried installing Ubuntu over my HD with VB installed from another machine. Ubuntu would not even detect the HD to install onto! I had to remove the disk, mount it on another machine and delete the partitions. Then I was able to get the Ubuntu install to detect it... Something weird happening here... Anyway spent waaay too much time on this and I have moved on now.



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  • Sully
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    SeanMiddleton, I believe you are just hitting enter on the initial boot menu and that it's picking the Clonezilla boot option rather than the VortexBox 2.5 option.

    Hit the up arrow to choose VB 2.5 install, then hit enter.

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  • SeanMiddleton
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    I prepared the USB drive as per instructions and booted from it OK. There are then a series of Clonezilla menus with various options. It isn't clear whcih options are to be selected. Are we copying an image over from the USB to the hard disk or are we doing a device to device copy etc etc. I tried the default options and none worked. My machine just wouldnt boot after the procedure
    Here are the Clonezilla choices I took (I want to install to the 120GB hard disk, whcih is already connected to my motherboard):

    1) Basic VGA resolution
    2) US Keyboard
    3) Keep the US keyboard
    4) Start Clonezilla
    5) device-image work with disks or partitions using images
    6) local_dev Use local device (e.g. hard drive, USB drive)
    message
    osc_root device is local)dev
    preparing the mount point /home/partitioning.....................
    ...........
    ..........
    press any key to continue ( I press Enter) and get this message:
    Every 3.0s ocs-scan-disk
    You can insert storage device into this machine..............................
    Scanning Devices....Available disk(s)
    ---------------------
    ---------------------
    excluding busy partition or disk.....
    /dev/sda: KINGMAX_SSD_120G etc etc
    Update periodically. Press Ctrl-C to exit window

    It just then sits there endlessly doing nothing. What should I be doing at this point ??

    2 HOURS LATER:
    I had a cuppa tea and played around a bit more. I used the VB USB boot stick option to load clonezilla into RAM. I was then able to see the VB USB boot and also my 120GB SSD listed. I chose the device-device option and was ultimately able to clone the VB USB boot onto my 120GB SSD. I thought I'd cracked it but no.......I now have a bootable Clonezilla on my SSD.......whcih is absolutely useless of course. I assume I should somehow have copied the images of the VB USB boot onto the 120GB and not the device???? I'll carry on playing, pending any good advise received to this post




    Cheers

    Sean
    Last edited by SeanMiddleton; 03-16-2019, 03:40 AM.

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