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Re: [alpine-user] Cannot boot Alpine from USB stick

From: Fabio Martins <fm+alpine+user+list_at_phosphorusnetworks.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:32:49 -0300

> The problem is that the doc on site is incorrect and misleading. DD-ing
> doesn't work because the iso proviced for download is not a hybrid one.

I was able to install alpine from USB, just DDing, server is up and
running. The solution for me (if I remember correctly) was to emulate USB
as USBHDD _at_ BIOS.

cheers.

-- 
Fabio Martins
PHOSPHORUS NETWORKS
https://phosphorusnetworks.com/en/
>
> So I have eventually found a solution with some help on IRC...
>
> The problem is that the doc on site is incorrect and misleading. DD-ing
> doesn't work because the iso proviced for download is not a hybrid one.
> I had to follow that steps to boot:
> 1. Installed unetbootin (etcher will do, too, but the following steps
> may differ)
> 2. umounted the USB stick
> 3. Reparition the USB stick to have msdos MBR and one FAT32 partition
> then formatted it with mkfs.vfat
> 4. mounted it again.
> 5. Made a bootable USB stick with unetbootin.
> 6. Success!
>
> That's a pity that the very first acquaintance with the Alpine linux
> started for me with incorrect and misleading docs and necessity to
> literary cry for help on IRC.  Thank you Xe for help!
> Hope I'll be able to proceed further without such troubles...
>
> BR,
> Nick
>
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