Topic: [SOLVED] GParted Live 0.3.8-9 : Booting from USB key not possible
I just tried booting above mentioned testversion from usb key and failed, because "filesystem.squashfs" could not be found. Analyzing the problem with the help of "dmesg" and "live.log" resulted in a very special fault. My system (Win XP MCE, Dual Core Intel D 930, 3 GHz, 3GB RAM, 300 GB SATA, ATI Radeon X1600 Pro, 256MB, two ATA-CDROM/DVD drives) has a built in Flash Card Reader (MS/SD,CF,SM), which seemed to cause the problem. CDROM drives (hda,hdb), SATA HDD (sda1-sda5), USB key(sdb1) and (empty!) Flash Card drives (sdc, sdd, sde) are detected, but "init" scans only "hda", "hdb", "sda","sdc", "sdd" and "sde" for "filesystem.squashfs", never "sdb(1)". Finally it stops and returns to console prompt "(initramfs)".
On a further test, I put the "/live" folder on a second USB key (sdf), starting with the first (sdb) ... and was successfully booting "GParted". I could nevertheless not use it, because support for my PS/2 mouse seems to lack on the new version ( USB mouse fortunately works !). With my "good old 0.3.4-11" I even could work "stereotactical" with the two mice !
What you surely already know, is, that two of the "idesktop" icons do not work anymore (since 0.3.7-7, if I'm not wrong): USB and INFO. It's a minor issue (and a simple fault: "mlterm" needs "-e" as parameter), but as it is obvious, that "GParted" is more and more used by Linux newbees, it should work as expected to ease their work ( and to ease support !). BTW, I'm working on that issue in my spare time, using "Xdialog" in my program on all user interactions and implementing its progress bar on all time consuming processes. I'll be ready soon. Who is the maintainer for this ? LarryT or Steven Shiau ?