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Old 07-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Question Error message when trying to boot a liveUSB.


Hello everyone,

I am quite new to Linux, so bear with me if I ask silly questions. For homework (and fun) purposes I needed to create a bootable USB of Fedora12. Which I did, successfully I might add However, when I rebooted the computer, I got this puzzling error message:
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image
boot:
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image
boot:
and so on....

What have I done wrong here? Any input would be awesome!

Thanks everyone,
Ashley
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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Did you use Syslinux 4.x for making that USB drive bootable? If yes, this is a known bug, replace the vesamenu.c32 on the USB device with the one that is part of the Syslinux 4.x package.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Well through some trial and error, I was able to solve my own problem. I figured sharing the details might help some other newbie like me.

Initially I downloaded liveusb creator 3.11.1 and ran it, everything went swimmingly... until I restarted. That is when I got the above error messages. I googled and found a couple solutions to try at the boot: prompt, one was press <tab> and then type "Live". That solution was no good... Also, I read to try typing "help" and then pressing <enter> at the boot: prompt, but got an error message there as well.

Eventually I downloaded an older version of liveusb creator, version 3.8.7, nearly in exasperation at this point. But it worked like a charm.

I thought also it may make some difference I am running Windows 7 professional on my laptop. All is beautiful with my USB now, which makes me incredibly happy, as I am starting to tire of Windows.

Thanks TobiSGD for your quick response, I didn't end up needing it, but if I had you might have needed to dumb it down for me, the instructions were a bit confusing for the likes of newbie me
Ashley
 
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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Good job MissAshely!

Sorry, some times people here and myself included do provide too technical of an answer. Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions. Maybe the Titanic would be floating today if someone had asked a simple question.
 
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I can only second that, sometimes I forget simply that not all people here are dealing with computers in general and Linux for long time, so if an answer of me (or any other member) is to technical feel free to simply ask for a more detailed (and may be not so technical) explanation.
 
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I actually would have never suggested to downlevel one of those apps. The usual answer is to use the latest version.

It should have been the windows 7 but a thing called syslinux. Syslinux is how the usb allows the linux to start up. It's version may have been your problem.
 
  


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