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Re: USB Install Fails, Complains about CD-ROM




Kent West wrote:
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> I have a Dell Latitude E7250 laptop. I'm trying to install Debian to it
> using a USB stick.
>
> I've tried both of these .ISOs:
>
> debian-9.4.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso
> debian-buster-DI-alpha2-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso
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> I used my desktop Debian box to download these via Firefox from
> https://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/
>
> I inserted a USB stick, and ran:
>
> # sudo cp debian-9.4.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso /dev/sdc
>
> as per the instructions at https://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#write-usb
>
> I then ejected the USB stick from my desktop Debian box, and inserted it
> into the laptop, and then booted the laptop to the USB stick.
>
> The graphical install does not seem to recognize the trackpad (which is
> recognized in the laptop's EFI firmware settings, so I know it works), but
> that's a minor issue, as I can tinker with that later, and just use the
> keyboard to install for now.
>
> The real problem is that after going through the first three or four
> screens, the install halts, complaining about not being able to read the
> CD-ROM.
>
> Googling the issue suggested a couple of possible fixes, but I've had no
> success yet.
>
> Any help?

  try the netinst images instead and when you do the copy
make sure it is sync'd before removing USB device.  on my
system the cp returns very quickly but the sync may take
some time before everything is written to the USB stick.


  songbird