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Old 01-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Trouble using Unetbootin; may be I don't understand what to do...


Hello:

I have been trying to install Slax to my "Scandisk ultra backup" 8GB USB thingy (stick? drive?)

I used Synaptic to install 'unetbootin' on my Lenovo x61 running Mint Linux Debian OS.

I formatted my Scandisk to Fat32 and flagged it 'boot'.

I downloaded the slax-6.1.2.iso.

I launched netbootin, selected 'diskimage' and browsed to & selected slax-6.1.2.iso.

I selected the Type: USB Drive: /dev/sdb1 and ran the install.

Unetbookin went through the install process and asked me to Rebboot or Quit. The Reboot option did nothing so I Quit.

I exited out of Linux Mint selecting 'reboot'

My PC rebooted but I got the following error msg:
"/boot/vesamenu.C32: not a com32R image.

I came here and wrote this.

BTW, before doing the above, Puppy was happily living and booting from the same "Scandisk ultra backup" USB thing.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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For what it is worth, I typed 'slax' and hit enter at the boot: prompt and slax launched.

Is that the normal way Unetbootin works?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:40 PM   #3
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/boot/vesamenu.C32: not a com32R image.
First you must resolve this error. Try to copy this file from your system to pendrive in /boot directory. You should find it somewhere, I have it in /usr/lib/syslinux directory. After rebooting from USB pendrive, you should see startup menu.
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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Better way tha to use unetbootin for this: use the USB image for Slax, installation instructions are in the text.
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:15 PM   #5
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Better way tha to use unetbootin for this: use the USB image for Slax, installation instructions are in the text.
Once I extract to the USB, all I do is open with: sh from the file bowser, right?

If so, how do I know when it has finished the install?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:26 PM   #6
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Guess that's not what I should have done because it will not boot. It says that it is not a bootable floppy?

Once I extract to the USB, what exactly should I do?

Thanks,
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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I have never done that myself, but according to the text you have to simply run bootinst.sh. I would do it on the commandline, and I think that the script will tell you if all went fine.
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
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I have never done that myself, but according to the text you have to simply run bootinst.sh. I would do it on the commandline, and I think that the script will tell you if all went fine.
Pardon my ignorance, but how do I run the bootinst.sh on the USB from the terminal?

Thanks,
 
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Assuming that you are running your Mint, your USB-drive should be mounted on /media/disk. So open a terminal (you will find the terminal under Accessories in your menu) and type in
Code:
/media/disk/bootinst.sh
and press Enter. It may be that you need to be root to run the script, in this case try it with
Code:
sudo /media/disk/bootinst.sh
It will ask for your password. Your password will not show up while typing, you have to type it blindly and then press Enter. It also may be that your USB-drive will mounted under a different path in the /media-folder, if you have other USB-drives attached to your system. In this case you can list the folders in your /media-folder with
Code:
ls /media
I hope that helped.
 
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:42 AM   #10
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Hello:

I have been trying to do this but I am getting nowhere, here is what I have tried:

Code:
mint_x61 boot # cd /
mint_x61 / # sudo media/268E-818D/boot/sh bootinst.sh
sudo: media/268E-818D/boot/sh: command not found
mint_x61 / # sudo sh media/268E-818D/boot/bootinst.sh
media/268E-818D/boot/bootinst.sh: 27: Bad substitution
mint_x61 / #
What am I doing wrong?

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Old 02-01-2011, 01:49 PM   #11
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Does your usb stick show up under the media directory?
Is it listed as 268E-818D?
In a terminal run the command: ls /media
If it shows as 268E-818D run, change to that directory: cd /media/268E-818D/
If it shows as something else, replace the 268E-818D with whatever it is.
In a terminal when you have change to the correct directory, run: ls
You should see the two Slax directories, boot and slax
If they are there, cd /media/268E-818D/boot
Then run the script: ./bootinst.sh
You need to be in the slax boot directory to run the script as it indicates on the slax web site.
 
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:01 PM   #12
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Does your usb stick show up under the media directory?
Is it listed as 268E-818D?
In a terminal run the command: ls /media
If it shows as 268E-818D run, change to that directory: cd /media/268E-818D/
If it shows as something else, replace the 268E-818D with whatever it is.
In a terminal when you have change to the correct directory, run: ls
You should see the two Slax directories, boot and slax
If they are there, cd /media/268E-818D/boot
Then run the script: ./bootinst.sh
You need to be in the slax boot directory to run the script as it indicates on the slax web site.
Thanks yancek.

When I enter ./bootinst.sh in says permission denied:

Code:
mint_x61 rob # ls /media
2E0E-9E97  cdrom  cdrom0  floppy  floppy0  U3 System
mint_x61 rob # cd /media/2E0E-9E97
mint_x61 2E0E-9E97 # ls
boot  HexPW.odt  ldlinux.sys  slax  ubnfilel.txt  ubnpathl.txt
mint_x61 2E0E-9E97 # cd /media/2E0E-9E97/boot
mint_x61 boot # ./bootinst.sh
bash: ./bootinst.sh: Permission denied
If it matters, I am doing all of this from within LMDE.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 02-02-2011, 11:05 AM   #13
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If you are doing this from Linux Mint, you need to use root-sudo. Try this:

ls /media/2E0E-9E97/boot/
Do you see the bootinst.sh file there? If you do, change to that directory:

cd /media/2E0E-9E97/boot/

Then try: sudo ./bootinst.sh

I've never tried Slax on unetbootin so...?
 
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:30 PM   #14
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If you are doing this from Linux Mint, you need to use root-sudo. Try this:

ls /media/2E0E-9E97/boot/
Do you see the bootinst.sh file there? If you do, change to that directory:

cd /media/2E0E-9E97/boot/

Then try: sudo ./bootinst.sh

I've never tried Slax on unetbootin so...?
Thanks yancek.

I re-installed with Unetbootin and all is well.
 
  


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