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Old 11-19-2019, 05:41 AM   #1
bronek dzikus torres
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Slackware Live Edition - iso2usb.sh - Failed to make USB device bootable 'gptmbr.bin' not found!


Hello,

I tried to make bootable Slackware Live using iso2usb.sh using 2 different computers - result: USB stick can not boot.
On each computers I have the same information using iso2sub.sh:
"Failed to make USB device bootable - 'gptmbr.bin' not found!"


I used command:
Code:
sudo ./iso2usb.sh -i slackware-live-xfce-current.iso -o /dev/sdb -w 15 -v
I assumed that I don't need to prepare USB stick before using iso2usb.sh.

I used 'latest/slackware-live-xfce-current.iso'- I beleve is 1.3.3 version with http://taper.alienbase.nl/cgit/liveslak/tree/iso2usb.sh

How to fix this issue?


iso2usb.sh log:

Code:
$ sudo ./iso2usb.sh -i slackware-live-xfce-current.iso -o /dev/sdb -w 15 -v
#
# We are going to format this device (erase all data) - '/dev/sdb':
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Vendor : SanDisk 
# Model  : Ultra           
# Size   : 29328 MB
# ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
#
# FDISK OUTPUT:
# GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1
# 
# Partition table scan:
# MBR: protective
# BSD: not present
# APM: not present
# GPT: present
# 
# Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
# Disk /dev/sdb: 60063744 sectors, 28.6 GiB
# Logical sector size: 512 bytes
# Disk identifier (GUID): 3F1393EC-D4E2-4ACF-9958-EF15784ADF04
# Partition table holds up to 128 entries
# First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 60063710
# Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
# Total free space is 2014 sectors (1007.0 KiB)
# 
# Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
# 1            2048            4095   1024.0 KiB  EF02  BIOS Boot Partition
# 2            4096          208895   100.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition
# 3          208896        60063710   28.5 GiB    8300  Slackware Linux

***                                                       ***
*** If this is the wrong drive, then press CONTROL-C now! ***
***                                                       ***

Or press ENTER to continue: 
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
512 bytes copied, 0.00544919 s, 94.0 kB/s
Found valid GPT with corrupt MBR; using GPT and will write new
protective MBR on save.
The operation has completed successfully.
Setting name!
partNum is 0
REALLY setting name!
Setting name!
partNum is 1
REALLY setting name!
Setting name!
partNum is 2
REALLY setting name!
The operation has completed successfully.
The operation has completed successfully.
Disk /dev/sdb: 60063744 sectors, 28.6 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): 87BBFB6A-CA3C-4306-871F-33004F2F30E2
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 60063710
Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries
Total free space is 2014 sectors (1007.0 KiB)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
   1            2048            4095   1024.0 KiB  EF02  BIOS Boot Partition
   2            4096          208895   100.0 MiB   EF00  EFI System Partition
   3          208896        60063710   28.5 GiB    8300  Slackware Linux
3:2:1 (legacy BIOS bootable)
mkfs.fat 3.0.28 (2015-05-16)
mkfs.fat 3.0.28 (2015-05-16)
mke2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
/dev/sdb3 contains a ext4 file system labelled 'LIVESLAK'
	last mounted on /media/usermint/LIVESLAK on Tue Nov 19 09:11:53 2019
Creating filesystem with 7481851 4k blocks and 1872304 inodes
Filesystem UUID: 24d8e60f-631c-442e-9f17-8c0e641a4658
Superblock backups stored on blocks: 
	32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208, 
	4096000

Allocating group tables: done                            
Writing inode tables: done                            
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done   

tune2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015)
Setting maximal mount count to -1
Setting interval between checks to 0 seconds
Setting reserved blocks percentage to 0% (0 blocks)
mount: /dev/loop0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
-- Note: UEFI boot file 'bootx64.efi' or 'bootia32.efi' not found on ISO.
-- UEFI boot will not be supported
124816 blocks
--- Copying files from ISO to USB... takes some time.
sending incremental file list
boot/
boot/generic
      5,035,904 100%  164.53MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#1, to-chk=79/82)
boot/initrd.img
     23,856,188 100%  177.74MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#2, to-chk=78/82)
boot/memtest
        150,024 100%    1.11MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#3, to-chk=77/82)
boot/syslinux/
boot/syslinux/f2.txt
            969 100%    7.34kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#4, to-chk=75/82)
boot/syslinux/f3.txt
          1,375 100%   10.41kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#5, to-chk=74/82)
boot/syslinux/f4.txt
          1,214 100%    9.19kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#6, to-chk=73/82)
boot/syslinux/f5.txt
            853 100%    6.46kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#7, to-chk=72/82)
boot/syslinux/gptmbr.bin
            440 100%    3.33kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#8, to-chk=71/82)
boot/syslinux/iso.sort
             50 100%    0.38kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#9, to-chk=70/82)
boot/syslinux/isolinux.bin
         24,576 100%  184.62kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#10, to-chk=69/82)
boot/syslinux/isolinux.boot
          2,048 100%   15.38kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#11, to-chk=68/82)
boot/syslinux/isolinux.cfg
             26 100%    0.20kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#12, to-chk=67/82)
boot/syslinux/lang.cfg
          1,928 100%   14.48kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#13, to-chk=66/82)
boot/syslinux/message.txt
            519 100%    3.90kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#14, to-chk=65/82)
boot/syslinux/swlogov.png
         10,289 100%   77.29kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#15, to-chk=64/82)
boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg
            265 100%    1.99kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#16, to-chk=63/82)
boot/syslinux/ter-i16v.psf
          5,146 100%   38.66kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#17, to-chk=62/82)
boot/syslinux/vesamenu.c32
        154,128 100%    1.11MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#18, to-chk=61/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/
boot/syslinux/menu/be-latin1.ktl
            256 100%    1.89kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#19, to-chk=59/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/br-abnt2.ktl
            256 100%    1.89kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#20, to-chk=58/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/de-latin1-nodeadkeys.ktl
            256 100%    1.89kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#21, to-chk=57/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/de-latin1.ktl
            256 100%    1.89kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#22, to-chk=56/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/dk-latin1.ktl
            256 100%    1.89kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#23, to-chk=55/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/es.ktl
            256 100%    1.88kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#24, to-chk=54/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/fr-latin9.ktl
            256 100%    1.88kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#25, to-chk=53/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/it.ktl
            256 100%    1.88kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#26, to-chk=52/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/jp106.ktl
            256 100%    1.88kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#27, to-chk=51/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/kbd.cfg
          1,721 100%   12.64kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#28, to-chk=50/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_be.cfg
          3,131 100%   22.99kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#29, to-chk=49/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_br.cfg
          3,115 100%   22.87kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#30, to-chk=48/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_da.cfg
          3,131 100%   22.99kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#31, to-chk=47/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_de.cfg
          3,307 100%   24.28kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#32, to-chk=46/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_de_ch.cfg
          3,131 100%   22.82kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#33, to-chk=45/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_es.cfg
          3,019 100%   22.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#34, to-chk=44/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_fr.cfg
          3,146 100%   22.93kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#35, to-chk=43/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_fr_ch.cfg
          3,146 100%   22.93kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#36, to-chk=42/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_gb.cfg
          3,019 100%   22.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#37, to-chk=41/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_it.cfg
          3,019 100%   22.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#38, to-chk=40/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_ja.cfg
          3,067 100%   22.35kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#39, to-chk=39/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_nl.cfg
          3,019 100%   22.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#40, to-chk=38/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_pt.cfg
          3,131 100%   22.82kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#41, to-chk=37/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_ru.cfg
          3,083 100%   22.47kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#42, to-chk=36/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_se.cfg
          3,131 100%   22.82kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#43, to-chk=35/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/lang_us.cfg
          3,019 100%   22.00kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#44, to-chk=34/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_be.cfg
          2,189 100%   15.95kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#45, to-chk=33/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_br.cfg
          2,188 100%   15.95kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#46, to-chk=32/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_da.cfg
          2,189 100%   15.95kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#47, to-chk=31/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_de.cfg
          2,200 100%   16.03kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#48, to-chk=30/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_de_ch.cfg
          2,192 100%   15.97kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#49, to-chk=29/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_es.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.90kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#50, to-chk=28/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_fr.cfg
          2,189 100%   15.83kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#51, to-chk=27/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_fr_ch.cfg
          2,192 100%   15.86kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#52, to-chk=26/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_gb.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.78kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#53, to-chk=25/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_it.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.78kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#54, to-chk=24/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_ja.cfg
          2,185 100%   15.81kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#55, to-chk=23/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_nl.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.78kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#56, to-chk=22/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_pt.cfg
          2,189 100%   15.83kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#57, to-chk=21/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_ru.cfg
          2,186 100%   15.81kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#58, to-chk=20/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_se.cfg
          2,189 100%   15.83kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#59, to-chk=19/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/menu_us.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.78kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#60, to-chk=18/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/nl.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#61, to-chk=17/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/pt-latin1.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#62, to-chk=16/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/ru_win.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#63, to-chk=15/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/sv-latin1.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#64, to-chk=14/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/uk.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#65, to-chk=13/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/us.ktl
            256 100%    1.85kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#66, to-chk=12/82)
boot/syslinux/menu/vesamenu.cfg
          2,182 100%   15.78kB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#67, to-chk=11/82)
liveslak/
liveslak/addons/
liveslak/optional/
liveslak/rootcopy/
liveslak/system/
liveslak/system/0000-slackware_boot-current-i586.sxz
      5,050,368 100%   28.33MB/s    0:00:00 (xfr#68, to-chk=6/82)
liveslak/system/0020-slackware_min-current-i586.sxz
    223,719,424 100%   34.13MB/s    0:00:06 (xfr#69, to-chk=5/82)
liveslak/system/0020-slackware_noxbase-current-i586.sxz
    123,719,680 100%    3.98MB/s    0:00:29 (xfr#70, to-chk=4/82)
liveslak/system/0020-slackware_x_base-current-i586.sxz
    175,718,400 100%    4.14MB/s    0:00:40 (xfr#71, to-chk=3/82)
liveslak/system/0020-slackware_xapbase-current-i586.sxz
    117,223,424 100%    4.63MB/s    0:00:24 (xfr#72, to-chk=2/82)
liveslak/system/0020-slackware_xfcebase-current-i586.sxz
     28,237,824 100%    4.86MB/s    0:00:05 (xfr#73, to-chk=1/82)
liveslak/system/0099-slackware_zzzconf-current-i586.sxz
      5,660,672 100%    3.12MB/s    0:00:01 (xfr#74, to-chk=0/82)

sent 708,845,865 bytes  received 1,466 bytes  6,655,843.48 bytes/sec
total size is 708,668,089  speedup is 1.00
--- Extracting Slackware initrd and adding rootdelay for USB...
124816 blocks
--- Updating 'waitforroot' time from '5' to '15'
--- Compressing the initrd image again:
124816 blocks
--- Making the USB drive '/dev/sdb' bootable using extlinux...
/mnt/alienusb.ZwJhde/boot/extlinux is device /dev/sdb3
--- Cleaning up the staging area...
*** Failed to make USB device bootable - 'gptmbr.bin' not found!
--- Cleaning up the staging area...
$
 
Old 11-19-2019, 06:28 AM   #2
Didier Spaier
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On what system are you running the script?

I ask because it looks for gptmbr.bin in /usr/share/syslinux/ and it should find it there if the syslinux package is installed.
 
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Issues wrt my liveslak scripts can be reported on my blog.
But Didier already mentioned the likely cause: the script did not run on Slackware, and your OS either does not contain syslinux, or else the file gptmbr.bin is not located in /usr/share/syslinux/ . Either way, patches to resolve this are always welcome, but I will discuss them only on my blog.
 
Old 11-20-2019, 05:57 AM   #4
bronek dzikus torres
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
On what system are you running the script?

I ask because it looks for gptmbr.bin in /usr/share/syslinux/ and it should find it there if the syslinux package is installed.
* Linux Mint 18 32bit (based on Ubuntu 16.04LTS)
* Linux antiX-17.2 32bit (based on Debian 9 (stretch))

This is good hint - I think both have the same version of syslinux: version 6
 
Old 11-20-2019, 06:15 AM   #5
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Check this post on my blog to see if this fixes your issue: https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/sla...#comment-36677 and move the discussion there please. I will not comment further in this LQ thread.
 
Old 11-20-2019, 06:34 AM   #6
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https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/sla...#comment-36677 and move the discussion there please.
Sure. No worries
 
  


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