Posts by BigBadBen

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    No, it copies first partititon of USB stick to HDD and then copies it back as whole disk. Meaning you lost MBR, partitions table, second partition.

    I stand corrected... it actually gets rid of all partitioning, but does not mean losing MBR, else it would not boot at all...


    I think if you would delete EFI folder on a USB stick then stick doesn't have any EFI boot capability.

    correct... but that wasn't the problem I was facing... I mentioned earlier something about Floppy/HDD emulation, this actually was incorrect. I was facing a multipartition problem, that the BIOS of said mainboard could not handle.

    Perhaps set your BIOS to boot in Legacy mode first, if possible.

    BIOS =/= EFI, even if mainboard manufacturers call it so... UEFI can emulate BIOS calls, thus booting into "Legacy" mode, but if one's mainboard does not have an EFI (or UEFI) firmware in the first place, then there is no such setting as "Legacy" Boot...

    But enough of the chit-chat, things work as they should and I am a happy camper... now to get out the grill and some burgers and douse all with some beer...

    CvH - thnx also for replying. And yes, tried it with two different versions (1.4.8 and 2.9p (portable)), also tried Win32DiskImager (under Win10 and another time under Win7 (just in case Win10 was the problem), aswell as with DD from a Linux Shell... ;(

    PS: See the Ubuntu Bug #458482 (an old bug from 2009) describes the problem that I am facing... Bug #458482 “usb drives imaged with usb-creator fail to boot on ...” : Bugs : usb-creator package : Ubuntu

    PSS: Problem solved... For those with the same issue here is the fix:

    1. Boot into Linux (Live or installed)
    2. open a terminal (CLI, shell, bash, etc. whatever you fancy and call it)...
    3. enter the following:

    sudo dd if=/dev/sdX1 of=/media/sda1/usb-stick.img bs=4M
    sudo dd of=/dev/sdX if=/media/sda1/usb-stick.img bs=4M
    sudo rm /media/sda1/usb-stick.img

    source: Live-USB › Wiki ›
    change the sdX part to reflect the mount point of your USB stick. OF in the first line, pls. change the path to a place/dev/dir with enough storage space to hold the USB stick...
    (the above was done using Parted Magic, booted to x64 in RAM, with an empty drive as SDA1)
    (what this does, is copy the USB Stick as image to the HDD (or whereever one copies it), then rewrites this image onto the USB stick. Some BIOS's have issues with USB sticks formated as HDDs, and this changes the format more or less to that of a floppy)
    (I hope this explanation is clear enough for anyone to understand )
    4. reboot and enjoy a functioning install stick...

    Thnx for the reply, correct, it is not booting from said USB stick (4 all different sizes from 1, 4, 8 and 16GB) with Libre/Open-Elec images.

    USB Stick does boot on another system, both with UEFI and BIOS options. So I guess that the mainboard (Intel G965) just does not recognize the stick as bootable, and thus cannot boot from it.

    PS: The machine boots from USB, as confirmed with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Parted Magic, aswell as with Windoze 7/10....

    OK, I got a small problem (or big depending on the answers) with installing LibreElec to a NON-EFI (read BIOS) system.
    Basically it does not boot at all from the USB stick (obviously since BIOS can't boot when all that there is on the stick the EFI Bootloader).

    IMG files supplied (at the download page) are all for EFI systems, afaik...

    Even though someone on another thread mentioned that the supplied IMG files should work on UEFI and NON-UEFI systems, can someone tell me how to get it installed without me having to grab a copy of Ubuntu and Co., doing so would defeat the purpose of installing LibreElec (and for that matter OpenElec) in the first place?

    All I want is a simple install and that it works Out-of-the-Box...