Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Minimal live CD won't boot, keyboard doesn't work
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
daboross
n00b
n00b


Joined: 25 Dec 2015
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:26 am    Post subject: Minimal live CD won't boot, keyboard doesn't work Reply with quote

I'm trying to install using the amd64 livecd - the sha512sum does match the image I have downloaded (install-amd64-minimal-20150924.iso)
I've tried to put it onto my (8gb) flash drive using unetbootin, plain dd, as well as using the first set of instructions on https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/LiveUSB/Guide#Preparing_the_USB_drive_.28manual_mode.29.

When booting the live cd, it fails with "Media not found" - when it asks for input (enter), my usb keyboard doesn't work. The keyboard built into the laptop does work, but not the usb keyboard.

Looking at other posts on the forums, it looks like the problem stems from using usb3.0 ports for the keyboard and usb disk. The problem is though, that this laptop doesn't have any working usb2.0 ports, only usb3.0 ones.

Is there anything I can do to get the live usb stick to work in a usb3 port?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 43213
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daboross,

Welcome to Gentoo.

You can use any random Linux that boots to install Gentoo. The ISO only provides a few tools.
Try System Rescue CD.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum