Installation, PC want's to mount a CD-ROM!!! Why and how please?

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20 Apr 2022 01:59 #240714 by SimonCNC123
Hi Folks, I know it's not really a CNCLinux issue but I am trying to install Debian 10 (linuxcnc 2.8.2 - buster iso) on a Dell Vostro 320 PC, I am using an SD card installed in a USB card reader. When I boot the PC and start the installation, I get to a point where it wants to detect and mount a CD-ROM. As I am not using a CD-ROM , I can't get past this point in the installation, and I don't know how to point it to the USB drive instead! Any help please?
BTW, I have just completed a successful retrofit of a Multicam 140 XYZ Router with a Mesa 7i76 card, I'll post some info shortly.

Cheers S 

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20 Apr 2022 08:49 #240720 by tommylight
When it asks for a CD, remove the usb, wait 10 seconds, insert the usb, wait 10 seconds, hit enter.
Usually this moves things along.

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21 Apr 2022 03:23 #240776 by SimonCNC123
Thanks very much, that worked. Unfortunately it looks like the PC has other issues with bad drive sectors. I have my system up and running perfectly with a Raspberry Pi 4 but I want to run Probe Basic and have not found a straight forward description of how to install it on a pi. I get stuck at the section in the tutorial where I have to set the ProbeBasicInstaller file to run as a program, The Buster OS on the Pi doesn't give this option and I haven't been able to launch the program any other way!

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21 Apr 2022 10:53 #240787 by tommylight
In a terminal
sudo chmod +x name_of_the_installer_file
That makes it executable even on RPI.

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23 Apr 2022 07:09 #240969 by SimonCNC123
Thanks, I'm getting these errors when I run the installer file:
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pi@linuxcnc:~/probe_basic $ sudo ./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run 
./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: 1: ./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: ELF: not found
./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: 2: ./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: @!: not found
./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: 3: ./ProbeBasic-Installer-py2+3.g231c7ff.run: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

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This is on a Raspberry Pi 4 running all the versions suggested in the installation instructions, and having followed the update and PyQt installs.
 

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24 Apr 2022 15:16 #241073 by Elco
I am running into the same problem on a Biostar mini-ITX board. But I boot from an SSD (loaded with the linuxcnc 2.8.2 - buster iso). Running live is fine, but when I request installation, it hangs in the same CD-ROM loop. I have no USB to remove, and it did not like unplugging the SSD at all...
Is the current ISO not made for a regular installation?

Elco

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24 Apr 2022 17:16 #241087 by tommylight
It can not be done without a USB or a DVD.
Well it can, but not easy at all.

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27 Apr 2022 21:40 #241406 by andypugh

I am running into the same problem on a Biostar mini-ITX board. But I boot from an SSD (loaded with the linuxcnc 2.8.2 - buster iso). 

Is that SSD meant to be the boot drive? The ISO is a bootable ISO image, but is really intended to be an installer and test environment. 

This issue with looking for a DVD is a problem with the Debian installer, and is only found on a subset of machines. You might find more answers looking on generic Debian forums. 
 

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27 Apr 2022 23:25 #241414 by tommylight
He has written the ISO image to SSD and is booting the PC from it and at the same time trying to install on that same SSD.

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28 Apr 2022 23:33 #241587 by andypugh

He has written the ISO image to SSD and is booting the PC from it and at the same time trying to install on that same SSD.

I wonder if that can ever work? 

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