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Old 10-01-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
guthan
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Question unetbootin boot error


Hi I have Debian installed on my PC and I would like to install another Linux distro in a free partition, my cdrom device does not work so I have been trying to install from memstick this is what I do:
1. Create a FAT32 bootable partition using cfdisk
2. use mkdosfs -F 32 to create the filesystem on partition
3. use unetbootin to make the install media using a *.iso file
I don't get any error message during the process, but when I reboot the PC I get a "boot error" message. What can I do?
 
Old 10-01-2010, 04:02 AM   #2
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Maybe there is a certain procedure, for that other distro, in order to make it boot from usb.
The same applies for debian.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #3
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What is that procedure for Debian?
Is there another application/procedure in Debian to make a bootable memstick?
 
Old 10-02-2010, 02:47 AM   #4
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You download the branch specific boot.img.gz from

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dis...ages/hd-media/

or

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dis...ages/hd-media/

and you "burn" it on the usb stick (which has to be unmounted at that time) with
Code:
zcat boot.img.gz /dev/sdb
Once done, you mount it regularly and copy the stable/testing iso you want in it. And done!
 
  


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