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Old 01-03-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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Trying to create boot thumbdrive with usbimg2disk.sh


I'm currently running linuxmint and when I run the usbimg2disk.sh script, it keeps telling me that I need to have syslinux installed. syslinux and syslinux-utils are both installed but I keep getting the error message. Does anyone know why this happens and how I can get around it?
 
Old 01-03-2018, 01:00 PM   #2
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To be sure, please post the output of following commands:
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file /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin
file /usr/share/syslinux/mbr.bin
ls -l /usr/bin/syslinux
I ask because that's what the script checks and possibly in Mint syslinux in not installed in the same places.
 
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:09 PM   #3
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That's the problem /usr/bin/syslinux is there but the mbr.bin files aren't. I got it to run by commenting out the lines that look for syslinux. It's running but hasn't finished yet. At least I didn't get an error message yet.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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In debian Jessie and all the debian offspring, the syslinux directory is SYSLINUX, all caps. That must have been the problem. I'll fiddle with the script if it fails.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 02:39 PM   #5
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I edited the script to change the syslinux directories to SYSLINUX and it worked. I'm posting this from Slackware 14.2. There's still something weird going on but I'll save it for another thread.
 
  


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