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Old 11-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
DavidOtazu
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e-box4864 says "No bootable partiton in table"


I bought a new e-box4864 which has the ability to connect a Compact Flash card and USB devices. I want to use the Kubuntu operating system, but I can't seem to be able to even begin starting up my computer. I loaded both the CF card with Kubuntu Live CD that I downloaded from Kubuntu's website and with the unlabeled CD that the company I bought it from sent to me. (I assume that CD must have some essential stuff that my computer would need to operate.) I'll call up the company this coming Monday, again, but they don't seem to know what the problem is.

I am trying to boot from a new Toshiba 4GB USB flash drive. I'm not using the CF card because I don't have another computer with a CF slot in my home and it's too difficult to travel to my brother's house all the time.

When I start up the computer, I am able to see the screen that shows all the system stats for about a second, then it goes blank for a couple of seconds, then it gives my the following error: "No bootable partiton in table". Partiton is no typo, that's what it really says. Shouldn't it say "partition"? I was reading in several places that I should install GRUB on my USB, but, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to do that.

Another thing I find kind of frustrating is that as I start my computer and press the DEL button repeatedly to go to the BIOS, under the BOOT menu I find that the 1st boot device is the [USB:Toshiba TransM]. That's the right thing, but why is it in brackets??? On the right side of the screen it says that "A device enclosed in parenthesis has been disabled in the corresponding type menu." First of all why was it disabled, and how the @!%$#$! can I enable it? Do I need to enable it first? Why didn't the USB stick already come partitioned straight from the box. Why do I need to partition it? OK enough rambling, I'm sick of all these complications.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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