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    Default BT 5 install on SD card has any one got it working

    I am trying to install BT5 onto SDHC (8GB) card without success.
    I am running BT5 on a USB stick and I have tried every thing I can. Every thing seems OK until I try to boot the sd card and all I get is grub>.
    Tried grub command line but cant find vmlinuz or grub.cfg so I guess the install failed.
    Has any one done this and if so could you point me in the right direction.
    many thanks

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    Default Re: BT 5 install on SD card has any one got it working

    I got BT5 x64 Gnome working on a 32Gb SDHC card (yes, overkill, I know). I had to try a couple of times with Unetbootin but it finally took and did a HD install from there. You might want to try other USB installers such as LinuxLive (I don't recall the other utilities names, but there was one mentioned in another thread that actually lists BT5 as a supported distribution).

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: BT 5 install on SD card has any one got it working

    Thanks for the reply
    I have tried Unetbooting with 32 bit KDE using windows and Ubuntu but will try again now I know that it will work.
    I have been trying unetbooting to make a USB stick without success finally managed using Universal USB installer (I think that what its called)
    thanks to previous advice

    thanks

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    Default Re: BT 5 install on SD card has any one got it working

    Just as an experiment, try one of the gnome images. I tried KDE many, many times on SDHC card and had absolutely no luck until I tried gmone.

    I'm gui flavor agnostic and don't care if it's gnome of KDE, I was just happy to get it installed.
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    Just tried gnome 32 bit and when I boot my SDHC I get a blue menu window headed Unetbootin with one item call Default and it wont do anything.
    My setup
    Running BT5 from USB stick on eeepc with Gnome32.iso on another USB HDD (sdd2) (my net book does not have a hard drive or DVD)
    My 8gb SDHC card partitioned 6 + 2 gb (sdc1 and sdc2 and is mounted)
    I then run Unetbooting from the BT5 menu and it appears OK. (apt-get update & upgrade was run first )
    btw my netbook is the only machine I have that will handle SDHC cards
    thanks

    Thanks hypervista your suggestion worked and it boots fine but the problem now is no disk space when I try to save anything.
    Using 8 Gb SDHC partitioned 6 + 2Gb

    Started again with KDE 32 bit and this installed OK (failed at least twice previously ) Boots OK but same problem No disk space.
    Checked space partition 1 32% used and partition 2 3% used.
    Tried chmod
    Any ideas please
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    Default Re: BT 5 install on SD card has any one got it working

    parrotface - you may want to try a 16gb card.

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