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Installation - isolinux.bin missing or corrupt

Nokman - 10.10.2011, 22:28
Post subject: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
Hi all! I'm writing latest imera-kde-lite to the USB stick (ATV 8Gb). Use with manual http://manual.aptosid.com/en/hd-ins-opt ... tm#raw-usb
But after reboot:

      Code:
isolinux.bin missing or corrupt

MD5 is ok. How I can install the system?

P.S. Sorry, for my bad English.
bfree - 10.10.2011, 22:46
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
Best guess you wrote the iso to the first partition on the stick instead of to the entire stick. In other words you wrote it to /dev/sdX1 not /dev/sdX
Nokman - 10.10.2011, 22:55
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
I'm wrote:
      Code:
dd if=/home/nokman/aptosid-imera-kde-lite.iso of=/dev/sdb4

sdb4 is my USB flash.
bfree - 10.10.2011, 23:56
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
No, sdb4 is a partition on your usb flash. You need to write the iso to sdb. Note this will wipe everything on the complete usb flash device.
Nokman - 11.10.2011, 08:49
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
Ok, I'm try
      Code:
dd if=/home/nokman/aptosid-imera-kde-lite.iso of=/dev/sdb

After reboot:
      Quote:
ERROR: No configuration file found
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot:_

Any ideas? Sad
bfree - 11.10.2011, 15:53
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
Strange. I guess the best things to try are to blank the start of the stick and then try and write it again.
      Code:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=64

That will blank the beginning of the stick. Remove the stick and insert it again now and then try again with
      Code:
dd if=/home/nokman/aptosid-imera-kde-lite.iso of=/dev/sdb

Again make sure ("dmesg | tail" can help) that sdb is always correct before running the commands so you don't write to the wrong drive.

If this doesn't work I can only think to suggest trying one of the other methods to boot aptosid.
Nokman - 11.10.2011, 19:30
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
I'm used unetbootin, but after the reboot just a black screen and blinking cursor. The boot menu I did not see Sad
LED flash light is flashing and nothing else..
bfree - 11.10.2011, 20:04
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
unetbootin will not work for aptosid, forget about it.

The boot aptosid article I linked to explains how to use extlinux or syslinux directly, or how to use the custom aptosid tool after you have booted from a cd.
Nokman - 13.10.2011, 19:31
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
I wrote aptosid on the DVD-RW drive, but it also does not load on the desktop and load another operating system.
On my laptop (acer aspire) all is well loaded, and the computer does not Sad
First boot device in bios is active. It is DVD-Rom.
bfree - 14.10.2011, 00:40
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
Did you burn the iso correctly (particularly DAO/SAO mode)? Can you try to boot the dvd on another machine to test it is ok?

Can you boot anything (preferably Linux) from usb or dvd on the problem laptop?
Nokman - 14.10.2011, 08:25
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
On my laptop all work fine!
      Quote:
Did you burn the iso correctly (particularly DAO/SAO mode)?
Yes, I do. I'm using CDBurnerXP (on the advice of the manual).
      Quote:
Can you try to boot the dvd on another machine to test it is ok?
Yes, it is. On another machine (my acer aspire laptop) all work fine. But on the desktop - fail! Confused
      Quote:
Can you boot anything (preferably Linux) from usb or dvd on the problem laptop?
Problem in the desktop. Other distributions are run without any problems.

My desktop configuration:

bfree - 14.10.2011, 11:16
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
This is all very odd Sad

The only other sane thing I can think right now to try would be to boot aptosid on the laptop and then use it to run the aptosid install-usb-gui tool to prepare a usb stick and try to boot that on the desktop. That tool will create a stick which will use grub to boot (the iso and other usb methods you have tried use syslinux).
Nokman - 14.10.2011, 14:00
Post subject: RE: isolinux.bin missing or corrupt
      Quote:
The only other sane thing I can think right now to try would be to boot aptosid on the laptop and then use it to run the aptosid install-usb-gui tool

Ok. I'm running install-usb-gui on my laptop:


I'm clicking "Apply" and I can see:


USB flash is formatted to the fat32.
What am I doing wrong now?

upd:
On the laptop booted live system!
Andreas - 17.01.2012, 11:13
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I was trying it out to boot from USB using fedora for a friends laptop. cell phone spy On booting I saw the same error. Need some assistance and help.
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