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Old 02-28-2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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unetbootin live usb of linux mint fails to boot


hi

I'm using unetbootin on debian stable (wheezy), to create a live usb pendrive of linux mint.

the USB pendrive's first partition is FAT16 for unrelated windows files.
linux mint should be on the 2nd partition.

I've downloaded a LM10 live usb iso image, and used unetbootin to create a live usb. it said everything worked fine, but when I try to boot into the live usb, I get an error message:
failed to find live filesystem (or something along this line)

any suggestions how to fix this?

TIA
 
Old 02-28-2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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This web site has links to download a program that will allow you to store multipe .iso files on a USB stick, and boot into any of those live .iso images. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
 
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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any suggestions how to fix this?
Yeah, use a clean usb drive.

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the USB pendrive's first partition is FAT16 for unrelated windows files.
linux mint should be on the 2nd partition.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #4
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I have always used the pendrivelinux.com, referred to by gentisle, with a great deal of success. I would explore that route. A freshly formatted usb stick would help as well.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:32 PM   #5
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I'd wonder if syslinux can see the second partition.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 09:07 PM   #6
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jefro: I don't know if syslinux can see the 2nd partition, but it's possible to partition a USB stick, use the 2nd part as an ext2 partition, and have live linux work just fine. PenDriveLinux.com explains how.
 
Old 02-28-2014, 10:38 PM   #7
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What usb drive are you using?
If it's a cruzer the first partition acts as a cdrom, also to boot it, it will be listed as an hdd.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 05:17 AM   #8
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tnx for the replies.

I'm using a silicon power 16gb pendrive.

I've used this setup before, namely 1st partition fat, 2nd partition live linux mint and it worked.
 
Old 03-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #9
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Did you check in bios to see if it's listed under hdd's.
If it is you will seea "+" sign next to hdd, click on the"+" sign it will expand & you will see it , then move it up.
 
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http://comptb.cects.com/67-multi-boo...x-and-grub4dos
 
Old 03-06-2014, 09:17 AM   #11
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it's listed and recognized by the pc, but the boot fails and gives the error message I've listed above.
 
  


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