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Old 12-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
Erik44s
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Cant boot into the USB-drive...


I'm trying to install LinuxMint from a USB-memory. (I have used this USB-memory before and it booted other linux-distros fine).

The problem is that it wont boot like it should. I end up getting this message:

Code:
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot:
So, I searched and tried to found a solution. I have tested formatting the USB-memory in both FAT32 and NTFS.
I have redownload the ISO and the checksum is fine.
I have tried making a bootable USB-stick with both Unetbootin and Universal USB installer. (I also let Universal USB installer format the stick)

I have tried to rename:
Code:
isolinux > syslinux (folder)
isolinux.bin > syslinux.bin
isolinux.cfg > syslinux.cfg
I have open:
./uui/syslinux.cfg
and changed the paths from isolinux to syslinux.

I ran this command:
mboot.c32 -c boot.cfg
But it didn't work.

But I cant get it to boot. What would be the next step?
 
Old 12-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #2
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you should format the usb fat32, and nothing else.

i've had similar problems with some distros and unetbootin, usually dd'ing the iso straight to the usb helped. you can adapt this wiki entry to your needs.
 
Old 12-13-2013, 03:20 PM   #3
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you should format the usb fat32, and nothing else.
WHY !!!!!!
have fun with a vfat formatted 32 gig thumb drive if you want to put a 4+ gig file on it

fat32 format SUCKS big time for 2013
it was GREAT back in the 90's
but not these days


the only issues i have had are with some usb3 drives
all ( ALL ) of my usb2 usb drives are formatted to ext3 or ext4
and have NO problems booting installed os's

but "burning" a iso image to a thumb drive will change the formatting

a iso is NOT fat32 or ext3/4
nor ntfs or hfs+

but a live cd image .
 
Old 12-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post
WHY !!!!!!
have fun with a vfat formatted 32 gig thumb drive if you want to put a 4+ gig file on it

fat32 format SUCKS big time for 2013
it was GREAT back in the 90's
but not these days
Agreed, but we're talking specifically about unetbootin here and that seems to only work with fat32.
Also keep in mind that most people use usb flash drives for sharing files between different machines and a certain propriety brand of OS's won't even see a flash drive that has an ext2 partition. (even if it also has a vfat partition)
 
Old 12-13-2013, 04:53 PM   #5
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dear op, this discussion might be confusing for you.
the main thing is, try to create the bootable usb with dd as per this wiki. no matter how it was fornatted before. but beware, it means toatal loss of any data previously on the stick!

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
fat32 format SUCKS big time for 2013
it was GREAT back in the 90's
but not these days
how would you format a usb drive that has to work 100% with all linux & windows and what not machines?
really, enlighten me because i don't know.
Quote:
but "burning" a iso image to a thumb drive will change the formatting
a iso is NOT fat32 or ext3/4
nor ntfs or hfs+
but a live cd image .
i was kind of 90% sure of that. now i'm 99% sure, thanks for that.

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