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Old 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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LIVE USB issue ubuntu : on my ACER ASPIRE one netbook 32Bit


hi

I am trying to create a LIVE USB so that I can boot UBUNTU through my LIVE USB and have play around with it and if I like it I would like to deploy it on my netbook.

Here is my story.

I got ACER ASPIRE one net book with Windows 7. 32BIT

1 Installed the Universal USB creator

2 Created the Desktop UBUNTU USB drive by following the options given

3 Booted my system then got this error.

SYSLINUX: No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

Googled this error and found a solution to rename folders.

Did that.

Rebooted and face this error now.

Counld not find kernel image /isolinux/isolinux.cfg.




Can someome please help me on this. Will be very thankful.

Last edited by manuce; 08-27-2014 at 09:42 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 10:09 AM   #2
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Hi,

A bit more background information would be helpful. Which version of Ubuntu are your trying to use? And can you post a list of all the folders on the USB after using Universal USB creator? Like Start -> type cmd:

Code:
dir f:\
if F: is your USB drive.


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Old 08-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Thanks Rabbit for the help

Ok I erased my USB disk and this time I used linuxliveusb utility but the result is same.

its the latest greatest version of linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 Desktop.

here is the directory structure


/boot
/casper
/dists
/install
/pics
/pool
/preseed
/syslinux
/VirtualBox
README.diskdefines
Remove_LiLi.bat
SmartClean.ini
wubi.exe
md5sum.txt
ldlinux.sys
autorun.inf
casper-rw

Last edited by manuce; 08-27-2014 at 10:45 AM.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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Are the changes you made the ones suggested in the link below?

http://askubuntu.com/questions/32970...irective-found

Quote:
Counld not find kernel image /isolinux/isolinux.cfg.
Is the error above the one you are still getting? Since there is no isolinux directory you will need to find the file which is looking for it. The newly renamed syslinux.cfg or perhaps a txt.cfg file in syslinux directory.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 02:14 PM   #5
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yes tried that post that you mentioned.

Error I got now after renaming is

No DEFAULT or UI configuration Directive found!
boot : _

thats how it looks at the moment.
 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:29 PM   #6
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Hi,

Have you checked the iso file's MD5 yet? I just tried the same thing you did with a flash drive and I had no problems. Check the file's hash first before we starting diving any deeper into this.

WinMD5 is pretty good, I've used it without problems for a while.
http://www.winmd5.com/

Once you calculate your hash, find the file you downloaded in this list and compare it to the calculated one. They should be a perfect match. If they are any different, it means the iso file is bad, and you need to re-download it.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes


-rabbit
 
Old 08-27-2014, 05:45 PM   #7
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I've made a bunch of bootable USB sticks with unetbootin or Rufus and they work without extra fiddling...
 
Old 08-28-2014, 04:23 AM   #8
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ok I have tried it and looks there is MD5 mismatch, I will try to copy this again and re run through this and see if it work this time.

Thanks for the help.I will keep you guys posted.

Last edited by manuce; 08-28-2014 at 04:55 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2014, 06:03 AM   #9
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Hey Guys it worked !!! Thanks so much for your help

I think it was bit of gotcha as I never got any error while writing the iso it to the USB Flash Drive through the live CD software. I have learned one lesson the hardway to always check and compare the MD5sum.


Thanks so much!
 
Old 02-27-2015, 05:40 AM   #10
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I had this issue as well. I had a very happy Lubuntu boot stick which I had used for emergencies so when it was time for an update I used unetbootin to install the latest version (14.10) and then ...
"no default or ui configuration directive found"
This was from a USB stick / PC combo that used to work. After wasting some time editing files from isolinux to syslinux (or something like that) the solution was a lot simpler, do a clean format using Gparted, before using Unetbootin, to either FAT16 or FAT32, I tried both and both worked.

I acceot this may not work for everyone, but it worked for me :-)
 
  


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