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Old 04-12-2011, 02:20 AM   #16
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You are life saver this worked for me created 10.10's USB Creator image i was using was 10.04 and the laptop i was trying was Toshiba satellite

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This workaround worked for me...


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After some fiddling around with the syslinux config files and still not getting it to boot properly, I found a deceptively simple workaround for this: Just type "help" on the BOOT prompt, and when you get the help menu, just hit enter. The system will now boot!

Confirmed that this also works for me when booting a USB stick created by 10.10's USB creator.
 
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:25 PM   #17
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Typing help fixed this issue for me as well.

My desktop is on Maverick .. I was trying to downgrade an install on my daughters Eeepc Asus 701 Netbook from Maverick back to Lucid as she found her netbook kept freezing. She, along with her younger sister who has the same netbook haven't had a single issue with Lucid.

Obviously we were getting the same error message as the OP
 
Old 08-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #18
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to correct this problem you must use the appropriate *.c32 from the correct version of syslinux
This worked for me! Thanks a lot. It was surprising how simple this fix was.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 05:34 PM   #19
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*****Change the "default" where, at or near the first line of syslinux.cfg, it says
default vesamenu.c32
replace "vesamenu.c32" with "live" and voila!!!! the autoboot we wanted!!
Thank you !
It was the easiest solution !
Dan, BELgium
 
Old 09-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #20
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Easiest thing to do when you get this error is:
hit tab
type "live"
press enter
then everything shoot boot up
THAT'S the most powerful solution. You're the man!
 
Old 10-12-2011, 03:47 PM   #21
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Each example I see of syslinux.cfg is different from mine, but the key lines are the same, and when you hit "tab" at the "boot" prompt you should see those options (label) for booting
live
xforcevesa
install
textonly
debug
memtest


...then, as noted by others, if you type one of these commands you will boot in that mode.

So type "live" and you will boot normally.

But, like you, I wanted to do it automatically; that's how I got here; looking for answers. Not quick enough!!

So I experimented....

*****Change the "default" where, at or near the first line of syslinux.cfg, it says

default vesamenu.c32

replace "vesamenu.c32" with "live" and voila!!!! the autoboot we wanted!!

default live
prompt 0
timeout 300
Did the tab/live bit & it worked beautifully on my Asus Eee PC901. However, your adding how to automate it was the icing on the cake (don't like cherries on top!).

Not sure, though, if I replace "live" w/ "live-install" will give me the option to keep loading it from the USB or to install it on the system ... any ideas? I'm afraid of trying it out. Have been pretty cursed these last few days, digitally speaking ...

I have Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) Netbook & I don't like the amt of screen real estate I have to give up, so I'm trying out Lubuntu 10.04 (Lucid). My PC901 netbook has 2 SSDs: one 4g (boot & Swap) & one 16g, 2g RAM & I HAVE to use a ZTE MF601 USB modem since there's no land line where I live.

If I like it's performance, I'm going to try it out on my Dell OptiPlex GX270 desktop. Its almost bare bones architecture can't handle too many tasks though I've upgraded the RAM to 2g & the hard drive to an 80g. Otherwise, it's intact.

Last edited by iluminameluna; 10-12-2011 at 03:58 PM. Reason: Added an explanation. Added my system details.
 
Old 10-13-2011, 10:30 AM   #22
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changing "default" inn vesamenu.c32

Change the "default" command to any of the options presented when you hit the "tab" button. If you get"live-install" as an option, then it should work, but I haven't seen that option, so don't know for sure. Try it. It simply will not boot if it's not a legitimate option, and you can re-edit the vesamenu.c32 back to say "live" and nothing else has changed. New distros of Ubuntu continue to act the same when installed to a USB. It still simulates booting from a CD, so the options, 'try' or 'install', are still the same.
 
Old 01-07-2012, 11:58 PM   #23
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Easiest thing to do when you get this error is:
hit tab
type "live"
press enter
then everything shoot boot up
Great, absolutely great solution after a lot of frustrating forum posts and Googling.

My hat is off to you.

Hope to see some of your posts in the future,

Michael
 
Old 01-09-2012, 06:55 PM   #24
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Easy to solve !

In the file syslinux.cfg (on your USB stick), change:
default vesamenu.c32 to default live

and reboot ...

Voilą !
Works for Mint 9, 10, 11, 12 ...

DanBE
 
Old 01-09-2012, 07:46 PM   #25
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Hey, great hint, solution, workaround whatever. I'll try it a bit later and let you know the results. Right now, just typing in "live" works great so to avoid that, your solution looks good.

Thanks, Michael
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #26
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great tip!

another shout out and thanks to linuxmintbiz for the solution!
 
Old 09-26-2012, 06:40 AM   #27
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Thank for the tab tip.
 
  


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