Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#9174 closed bug (no change required)

Anyboot does not boot

Reported by: xchris Owned by: nobody
Priority: high Milestone: R1
Component: - General Version: R1/alpha4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


Trying to install the anyboot image from an USB flash.

I got only this message:

Loading System Read Error

Change History (7)

comment:1 by xchris, 8 years ago

System specs: ThinkPad X24

comment:2 by luroh, 8 years ago

Blocking: 7665 added

Sounds like a bad image, dd or USB stick. Assuming you are on a *nix, try to re-download, dd, and run 'sync' before restarting or pulling the stick out, to make sure everything is flushed to the stick. If that doesn't work, try another USB stick if possible.

comment:3 by xchris, 8 years ago

I always "sync" after dd... Finally managed to solve the problem by using an old 1GB (Kingston) flash drive. I used three different "newer" USB flash that failed to boot (all of them 8/16 GB)

comment:4 by luroh, 8 years ago

Ok, thanks for checking. If you're up for it, you could try to dd a raw image to a "bad" USB stick to see if that helps. Although not advertised, most (all?) mirrors have this image as well, you just manually have to edit the URL to download it, e.g.

comment:5 by xchris, 8 years ago

Thank you very much for the support.

It seems a "bug" of the Thinkpad X24's BIOS... Booting Haiku from USB works *ONLY* if I boot via the Plop Boot manager, anything else causes the "Read Error".

Well, still I cannot boot to the OS as it stops on KDL

comment:6 by luroh, 8 years ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

Yeah, I have a machine that hangs right out of the gate at POST, with USB sticks formatted anything else than FAT16. I guess there's not much we can do about the X24 case, which also a google search seems to confirm. Closing this ticket, keeping an eye on #8909 instead.

comment:7 by waddlesplash, 2 years ago

Blocking: 7665 removed
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