I thought I’d share my novice experience of attempting to get a Trident image to intall RC3 - and why you might give someone like me the img to pull down instead of just the iso (please)…
[Unless of course there’s a dd command that will convert and copy the iso to img]
- I pulled down the iso file (as the img is not availaable)
I did other stuff for 4.5 hours… slow connection…
- I found I had a dvd drive; connected the sata and rebooted TrueOS-Desktop (18-03).
- I intalled tkdvd (as this is the hit I get when looking for ‘growisofs’ - your recommended s/w in the TrueOS handbook - yep I read the manual first!
I had to use a terminal to launch tkdvd - but that’s OK - not all s/w lands in the menus.
I also found I had a blank dvd-DL for the image - cooking with gas!
4 in using TKdvd it reported that I didn’t have privileges to burn the iso.
- I launched tkdvd from a terminal prefaced with sudo.
tkdvd reported it wouldn’t allow burning under sudo.
- At the terminal I used the commands from ‘man growisofs’ to burn the iso - to get the same issues.
- I decided to retreat and use a windows pc to burn the image - so I needed to throw the downloaded image onto a memory stick. Of course, being greater a single file larger than 4.2GB I had to swap the fs from fat to NTFS to fit the iso on.
- I formatted a memory stick to ntfs on the windows pc.
9 Using Insight file manager it dully spent 10 minutes doing the copy to /.autofs/da0p1 - the target in Insight.
The stick contents were blank back at the windows pc.
- I tried again with cp and encountered the same problem.
- I thought I’d give up at this point.
OK - I’m no super tech, your deveolpers are super busy, and yet you take time to share your gifts by creating TrueOS and I’m incredibly grateful - but surely it doesn’t have to be this hard for a novice…