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Re: USB Install Fails, Complains about CD-ROM






On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM, Curt <curty@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2018-05-11, Kent West <westk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> 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.

I would guess that in the installer's parlance it's referring to your usb stick.

Have you tried another stick (flaky stick)? Or another usb port (flaky
port)?

> Googling the issue suggested a couple of possible fixes, but I've had no
> success yet.

If only we knew what they were--like going to the console and mounting
the usb stick manually?


Yes, but mounting didn't work, no matter what I tried. But as reported in another post just now, the problem turned out to be that the stick had a "mac" partition table; I converted it to "GPT", and now all is well (well, except for the trackpad not working, which I'll worry about later).

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