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Linux is a type of operating system. Like windows, only free, and much more diverse, configurable and powerful. There are litteraly hundreds of different types of linux operating systems. Your Employer has appearently created a propritary one.
Now as for your problem. Let me see if I understand correctly. Are you saying that on your laptop with a broken hard drive boots? Do you see those same error messages?
try booting it on your desktop again. when you get that blank screen try pressing "ctrl+alt+F1" or "ctrl+alt+F2" It may switch screens to a bunch of text. If you get to something like that look for errors near the bottom and post them here.
I don't know what it is insistant on mounting your hard drive to the /cdrom directory before booting. but I have a hard time believeing thats the only problem.
I understood from your previous posts that you were unable to get this CD to work on your Desktop but that it did boot on your laptop. Is that the case? If so, you could connect an appropriate size monitor (from your Desktop) to a VGA port on the laptop if you have one.
Based on some of your comments and questions, I think you need to do quite a bit of reading/research to understand some basics of what is going on.
I am just getting started with that same company; and of course I am having trouble with work booth also. I made my copy on a USB flash drive. I've set-up all my BIOs accordingly, BUT...When I go to load it; the first time it just went to a black screen and stopped. I couldn't get it to do anything else. So I formatted my drive and tried it again. Now all it tells me is "Missing operating system". I'm at a loss. Does anyone have any suggestions...They would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, almost forgot; I am using a lap top. It's a gateway running windows 7, just bought it like two weeks ago.
"Missing operation system" May be implying that you are trying to boot to your hard disk. However if you have an OS which works on that disk you shouldn't see that message. It's possible the Image wasn't properly created.
Yes I'm having the same exact problem. Using the same software(workbooth). Same exact error messages. Completely identical.
I'm not certain this was ever resolved.
If you are getting the same message as him the problem appears to be that for whatever reason the boot script is unable to mount the usb? Assuming you have one hard drive, usb's generally end up on /dev/sdb.
I have also tried to get workbooth to boot from USB and get the message "missing operating system" I am able to boot from CD version but not USB...just for more info....i am pretty tech savvy so I know how to set boot order and boot from USB! thats when I get the message..I have also tried to boot with 3 other PCs and same thing! I have also tried to download and burn image to USB on another PC and same thing! It works fine from CD ISO but I feel it would work sooo much better if I could get it to run from USB and not worry about CD getting scratched! Please help Here is Workbooth link I am using to download Iam using HP 15gb USB
I haven't used Workbooth so I'm not sure what the problems are. You would first need to boot whichever version of windows you are using, go to the Workbooth web site, download the Burner Utility and proceed through the 9 steps for CD/DVD or for the usb/flash drive. Did you have any problems in these steps when burning to the flash drive, warning or error messages?
Was the flash drive empty/blank?
I guess you have gone through the steps "Problems booting from usb"?
Do you have a U3 flash drive? They are usually Sandisk as far as I know and I see you are using an HP flash so I doubt that is the problem.
I notice the last line on the Workbooth page "Switch to a CD Instead - If all of the above fails, run the Burner Utility and create a Workbooth CD instead" so apparently putting it on a flash drive is problematic.
Thanks for the replies and Yes Ive followed all the steps for downloading workbooth and selecting to burn to USB drive...and yes It is blank....Ive also tried formatting it exactly how they say and even every other way possible lol! I def think its a prob with the utility burner workbooth uses ..because I have burned 2 CDs that work fine so I guess Ill keep using them...just would have loved to use USB...seems more reliable!
Another thing Ive tried is copying my CD ISO and pasting to USB and same thing....you can see the files but it doesnt appear as an EXE. like cd does. When you put CD in with windows on it shows AUTORUN .EXE but on USB it doesnt appear live only option to open and view files!