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    well I have no idea who saxappeal is however I do know barry and I also know myself. The drive you need will be in this type of format as barry said.... sdb,sdc,sda,hda or something like that and then the partitons are 1,2,3 etc. A good way to find out the kind of usb or whatever you have is to do this. Boot a linux cd such as BT and then once up and running insert your usb key. Then run a dmesg command like this

    bt~#dmesg | tail -n 10

    And in those last few lines you will see the "name" of your device. You can then go on to the fdisk part.

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    Hi pureh@te,

    I forgot to mention that I did try it on sdb1 and sdb2, but this is what I got:

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    bt ~ # df -h
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    aufs                  1.2G  2.4M  1.2G   1% /
    /dev/hdc1             3.8G  2.2G  1.6G  59% /mnt/hdc1
    /dev/hdd1              16G  3.2G   12G  21% /mnt/hdd1
    /dev/sda1             3.8G  3.8G  3.4M 100% /mnt/sda1
    /dev/sdb1             7.5G  4.0K  7.5G   1% /mnt/sdb1 --> this is the SDHC card which I want to install BT3
    
    bt ~ # fdisk /dev/sdb1
    
    Command (m for help): p
    
    Disk /dev/sdb1: 8027 MB, 8027897856 bytes
    248 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1019 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15376 * 512 = 7872512 bytes
    
         Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1p1               1         131     1007097    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdb1p2             132        1019     6826944   83  Linux
    
    bt ~ # mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sdb1
    mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
    
    bt ~ # mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb2
    mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
    Could not stat /dev/sdb2 --- No such file or directory
    
    The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?
    So it couldn't find sdb2, which I thought should be the /dev/sdb1p2, as listed in fdisk above.

    Running "dmesg | tail -n 10" didn't give me information about the SDHC card, so I did this:

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    bt ~ # dmesg| grep sd
    SCSI device sda: 7888896 512-byte hdwr sectors (4039 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
    SCSI device sda: 7888896 512-byte hdwr sectors (4039 MB)
    sda: Write Protect is off
    sda: Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    sda: assuming drive cache: write through
     sda: sda1
    sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
    SCSI device sdb: 15687680 512-byte hdwr sectors (8032 MB)
    sdb: Write Protect is off
    sdb: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
    SCSI device sdb: 15687680 512-byte hdwr sectors (8032 MB)
    sdb: Write Protect is off
    sdb: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
     sdb: sdb1
    sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdb
    --> the italize statement is my SDHC card, 8GB
    GFS2: Unrecognized block device or mount point /dev/sda
    GFS2: Unrecognized block device or mount point /dev/sda
    sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
    sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanwarrior View Post
    Hi pureh@te,

    I forgot to mention that I did try it on sdb1 and sdb2, but this is what I got:

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    bt ~ # fdisk /dev/sdb1
    There's your problem. Try fdisk /dev/sdb
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    There's your problem. Try fdisk /dev/sdb
    correct

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    Pureh@te and Barry,

    Thanks for the help. You're right on the naming convention and now I was able to install BT3 with persistent change successfully.

    One thing I notice is that after the install and removing the USB drive (which is used to install BT3), the SDHC card shows up as /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. But I made changes to the syslinux.cfg file and all is well.

    Now I have to fix some issues like the ability to turn on/off the Wifi card via Fn+F2, battery meter keep saying I have 8 minutes left even though it's not, etc. But I'll post that in another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanwarrior View Post
    Pureh@te and Barry,

    Thanks for the help. You're right on the naming convention and now I was able to install BT3 with persistent change successfully.

    One thing I notice is that after the install and removing the USB drive (which is used to install BT3), the SDHC card shows up as /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. But I made changes to the syslinux.cfg file and all is well.

    Now I have to fix some issues like the ability to turn on/off the Wifi card via Fn+F2, battery meter keep saying I have 8 minutes left even though it's not, etc. But I'll post that in another thread.
    There's a thread for that already.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    There's your problem. Try fdisk /dev/sdb
    Shi*t, my mistake sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    well I have no idea who saxappeal is however I do know barry and I also know myself. The drive you need will be in this type of format as barry said.... sdb,sdc,sda,hda or something like that and then the partitons are 1,2,3 etc. A good way to find out the kind of usb or whatever you have is to do this. Boot a linux cd such as BT and then once up and running insert your usb key. Then run a dmesg command like this

    bt~#dmesg | tail -n 10

    And in those last few lines you will see the "name" of your device. You can then go on to the fdisk part.
    Hey, I was just trying to help, sorry for that... And I think it's kind of normal not knowing what's the "1p" unix thing...

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    no offense saxappeal, I just meant it as we are established members and know what we are talking about. Nothing against you and sorry if it sounded that way.

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    Teehehe.


    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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