Description of problem:
When i try to write iso to flash drive, i have message:
"this device is too small to contain the iso image"
See on attached file result of command udidisksctl dump
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Command udisksctl dump
Result of command udisksctl dump
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Screenshot of the problem
Thanks reporting this.
Your flash drive seems have sufficient capacity (>= 7Go) for a netinstall.iso.
Have you ever tried to completely format your flash drive with a single empty partition in gparted?
isodumper can't use a particular partition on a drive and must use all volumes on it in order to create a boot partition and dump ISO file on it. All partitions present shall be removed.
Yes i have tried to format my flash drive with a single empty partition in gparted.
i tried to format with isodumper too
Make sure the partition is not mounted.
If partition isn't mounted i can't see flash drive in list of devices
The partition must not be mounted. I'm guessing you can't see the device due
to the use of automount, and the way it's being unmounted.
The device manager option to safely remove a device doesn't just umount the
file system, it logically ejects the drive making it unavailable until the
bus is rescanned, usually by removing and reinserting the device or rebooting.
To avoid that disable automounting or manually unmount any filesystems on that
device using the umount command (run as root).
I make new udisks dump file after trying to flash usb drive.
See attached file.
With Papoteur we have modified error message to have Iso size and Device size.
See attached scrennshot.
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Udisksctl dump file 2
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It seems to be taking the size from the device
Any chance a small sd card is being selected by mistake?
My computer is Asus T100TA:
So there is 3 devices:
- one MMC where Mageia is intalled 32Go named mmcblk2
- one SD card 64Go named mmcblk0 where is located in my screen
- one dock with hdd 1To named sda
and my flash drive sdb.
It's seems disks management is special on my system...
Isodumper 1.21 is coming.
Isodumper 1.21 is to test for Mageia 7.
In some cases, when device was reported without Vendor nor Model by udisks, the selected device was not used but the one without info instead.
This fix assures that the wanted device is selected.
MHA7-64 Plasma on Lenovo B50
There is no previous version of isodumper on this laptop, but when selecting the 1.21 version in MCC I get:
"Sorry, the following package cannot be selected:
- isodumper-1.21-1.mga7.noarch (due to conflicts with isodumper-gtk-1.20-1.mga7.noarch)"
Herman, problem is we don't have a full list of the rpms. If you use "isodumper*" in qarepo, you will download all three rpms of the update.
List of packages:
Packages in 7/core/updates_testing:
Mga8 on Asus T100TA-DK
(yes, I know, not Mga7)
To satisfy dependencies, the following packages are going to be installed:
Package Version Release Arch
(medium "Core Release (distrib1)")
isodumper 1.21 1.mga8 noarch
isodumper-gtk 1.21 1.mga8 noarch
libyui12-gtk 2.49.0 4.mga8 i586
libyui12-mga-gtk 1.1.0 2.mga8 i586
python3-argparse 1.4.0 6.mga8 noarch
python3-gettext 4.0 3.mga8 noarch
python3-gnupg 0.4.5 2.mga8 noarch
python3-manatools 0.0.3 1.mga8 noarch
python3-parted 3.11.6 1.mga8 i586
python3-psutil 5.6.7 2.mga8 i586
python3-pydbus 0.6.0 6.mga8 noarch
python3-yaml 5.3.1 1.mga8 i586
python3-yui 2.0.2 1.mga8 i586
7.1MB of additional disk space will be used.
1.7MB of packages will be retrieved.
Proceed with the installation of the 13 packages? (Y/n) y
Target Device: Kingston DataTraveler G3 (/dev/sda) 3.604 GiB
Image : /home/home/Downloads/Mageia-7.1-netinstall-nonfree-x86_64.iso
Executing copy from /home/home/Downloads/Mageia-7.1-netinstall-nonfree-x86_64.iso to /dev/sda
Image Mageia-7.1-netinstall-nonfree-x86_64.iso successfully written to /dev/sda
Bytes written: 89128960
SHA3 sum: FDEF0C5BA646D87988A6F61D9E972832B89926169A5BE5BAB68C435999DF7C3AB9241C176C69550B97A6DBF8EF06F7E1C9213B77DA3FD189AD4B4EE03C5033C5
MGA7-64 Plasma on Lenovo B50
No installation issues with the 3 rpms.
Ref to Comment 8 I tried to write a 4Gb iso on a 2Gb stick
$ isodumper --qt
Target Device: General UDisk (/dev/sdb) 1.875 GiB
Image : /mnt/tools/QaISO/Mageia-8-beta1-x86_64/Mageia-8-beta1-x86_64.iso
The device is too small to contain the ISO file.
This feedback was also shown in the isodumper window.
In view of Ben's test in Comment 19, OK for me.
Advisory Comment 15 and packages comment 18
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.