Boot PC Extender from a USB drive or PXE boot??

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  • #23288
    ConfGen
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    If you just want to run it from the USB stick without installing anything, just dd the latest-image.raw file to your USB stick and boot from it.

    CG

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    rhandels
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    Hey CG,

    I just have one question regarding this DD process, forgive me for being a Linux noob.

    I’ve copied all files on the USB stick but would indeed like to keep my Windows 7 installation intact. How would i go about unpacking (that is what DD does, am I right?) this image? I am able to Extract the .raw file using 7Zip into 2 ISO files. Do i need to Extract these files again? I am capable of doing that using 7ZIp, but were do i place these files then?

    I really appreciate your help.

    Kind Regards,
    Ray

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    DD is a tool, mainly Linux, to copy a disk, partition or file.
    If you use the latest-image.raw file and copy this with DD to a USB stick, you are perfectly fine. No ISO files or zipping neccessary.

    CG

    #24513
    rhandels
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    Hey CG,

    Thanks for your quick reply, worked like a charm.

    Regards,
    Ray

    #24735
    heydemar
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    I have this Problem:

    resize2fs: Bad magic number in super-block While trying to open /dev/sda2 Couldn`t find valid filesystem superblock
    —> Failed to resize filesystem

    #25471
    tippers
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    I have created a 2GB partition on a spare HDD and followed the instructions here (https://zkdf72.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/products/5000/How%20to%20create%20a%20PC%20Extender%20Installer%20on%20a%20USB%20Drive.pdf) to create the bootable drive. The only difference was adding the -f switch to create the ldlinux.sys file as it was a non-removable drive. Also, Windows 7 x64 requires using the syslinux64.exe instead of just syslinux.exe.

    When I boot the drive it fails with
    Can’t find rootfs tarball
    Failed to mount root filesystem
    rebootException: error consoles at Alt-F3/F4
    rebootException: reboot in 120 sec…

    Any ideas?

    #42497
    Callum Grant
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    Tried this method and copied the Latest-Image.raw file across to a USB stick using DD on Ubuntu.

    When I boot to the USB on a PC, it just comes up with ‘GRUB’.

    What’ve I missed? 😛

    #42498
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    Try a different USB stick

    CG

    #42504
    Callum Grant
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    Thanks again CG! 🙂

    #45532
    dox29
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    Hi Thomas,

    Congratulations on your excellent resource, it’s helped us a lot!

    I’m also (several years after this post!) trying to create a USB Boot device for PC Extender. Would you happen to have the files and the article that were on threewysemonkeys previously?

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&cid=10

    Here is the syslinux.cfg file
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/syslinux.cfg
    and the other two file packages
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/pxe-boot-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip
    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/products/5000/image-upgrade-11.2.020-WysePCE.zip

     

    Many thanks.

     

    #45550
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    If you just want to run it from the USB stick without installing anything, just dd the latest-image.raw file to your USB stick and boot from it.

    CG

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