Debian Installation :: USB Stick Install Fails - Missing Operating System

Nov 18, 2014

I want to try Debian on my Asus Eee netbook and I'm trying to follow the instructions in URL... But just copying the ISO file to the USB drive then trying to boot from it doesn't seem to work. I just get "Missing operating system".

The Eee can use an external optical drive as well but that failed also. I'm sure I need to do more to prepare the USB drive or CD? Can I prepare the USB Drive or CD on my Windows system, and make it boot on the netbook (which has another Linux distro on it now)?

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Jan 31, 2009

I have installed Fedora 10 on a Dell M6400. It has 2 disks in a mirror raid. It came with Windows Vista, but I am not doing a dual boot setup. I have formattet the disk with this installation.I downloaded, burned the DVD and did the install check. It passed the check.The installation went fine, but after the first reboot I am getting "Missing operating system".

I have no idea where to begin... Could the installation media be faulty after all? I there anyway to get passed this, without reinstalling? I know this may have something to do with the boot loader, but I don't know anything about it.I have installed Fedora 4,5,6,8,9 and this never happened to me before, but then again, I did all these installations on my old Dell Latitude.... Could this have something to do with the new hardware?

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Jun 7, 2011

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Alternatively, for very small USB sticks, only a few megabytes in size, you can download the mini.iso image from the netboot directory (at the location mentioned in Section 4.2.1,Where to Find Installation ImageŁ).The CD or DVD image you choose should be written directly to the USB stick, overwriting its current contents.

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I believe I have an old operating system of netbook Ubuntu and I am trying to upgrade to the latest 11 version. My netbook doesn't have a cd drive. I have tried using UNETBOOTIN with my usb drive (2GB) and have encountered problems with the install.

When I boot in it says" missin operating system". Sorry I don't have time to search I am on vacation and internet is sparse. Also i am loading unetbootin with a iso image of the latest version.

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Bios options

Sata mode: AHCI/IDE (haven't tried IDE yet)
Tried various combinations of the below
CSM: enable/disable
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Quick Boot: enable/disable
Boot up Num-lock Status: on/off

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Jun 12, 2010

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Question now is:

-Would it help to resize again with gparted so that i have 60+60 again and can start working?

-Should i continue installing ubuntu from usb. It is recognizing all partitions correctly and asking to install in dualboot. howeber i guess, when bootloader for xp is not working now, will it work after installation of ubuntu on the 10gb or will it make things more complicated?

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there's 1 thing that keeps bugging me. After installation i get a message that the install is complete and usb sticks and all devices should be removed to prevent it from booting the install again.However when i remove the usb stick and I reboot the server I get the following message on the screen:

missing operating system


can't find operating system

When I do let the usb stick in, it boots into Ubuntu Server and i can see all my configurations that I made eventhough during install I chose to install it on the HD and paid attention to it I wouldn't touch the usb stick.From here on i could configure the rest, like samba, and give my server an static ip address via the command line.Back to my problem: what can i do to make my server boot from HD without that I have the usb stick in?

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Code: Select allSystem is going down!
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Sending Killsignal
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The machine I'm trying to install on is a Gateway NV53, 4gb of RAM, AMD Athlon II x64.

At first I thought it might be my disc so I burnt another DVD using the 4.3GB DVD image I had downloaded. I checked the disc and it verified with the image and so I tried again with the same results as above. Any clue what might be causing this? I'm sure it isn't my hardware, Arch has been running fine for almost 6 months and never seemed to care.

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Feb 16, 2011

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Initially after booting with the media it doesnt even prompt me to press any key to boot from CD or Dvd or I get any screen to select the option for the mode of installation like text based installation or graphical hardly shows me this screen for even a fraction of second as well...

It takes me to the screen

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2) rescue existing installation...
4) Memory test

when I click on install fedora I am taken to the fedora splash screen and nothing goes ahead... I tried in rescue mode as well... In rescue mode it asks me for language selection...keyboard layout... later it doesnt go ahead as well... I have checked the installation media and it confirmed that the installation media is good... I use Redhat 4.1 version and It works fine except for the message drivers/usb/hid.c core message received at :75 while trying to restart shutdown or access a virtual console... Along with Redhat and while trying to install fedora I have windows server 2008,Windows vista on that harddisk...

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Aug 3, 2010

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit)on my laptop (where currently is installed the amd64 version of Ubuntu 10.04 that I've decided to remove because of some small issues).I've tried using the installation CD (the same I've used to install it on my desktop, so I know that is a working copy),but at boot, although I select to boot from CD, the Live version doesn't start and Ubuntu 64 is run as usual.I've tried to create a startup diskon a usb pen,there the live version seems to start but then Busybox 1.3 is loaded and there is an error with initfrm saying that no operating system can be found.I've been told to download the alternate edition, but I'm still downloading it,

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Could you either point me to a backup tutorial or give me the quick overview of preserving stuff with Ubuntu?

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Mar 12, 2010

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What file system would be prefered and how to get the boat loared and everything needed on it?

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Apr 1, 2011

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the installer then asks to take away the CD-ROM, I do, I reboot and then I got "GRUB Read Error Operating System not found". Just before the message, the machine search the floppy. If I press a key, I got the same behaviour, noise in the floppy, error message.

I can boot the CD_ROM in rescue mode, and I can select /dev/hda1 and get a console. i can do ls and cd and navigate the tree. It looks like everything is there, the /etc, the /home, all of the directories. if I do fdisk /dev/hda i got a warning because dos compatible mode is deprecated with option p of fdisk i got:

15 heads, 63 sectors/track 8944 cylinders. (different of the specifications?)
device boot Id system
/dev/hda1 * 83 Linux


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insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
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So I wanted to install ubuntu on my pc along with Windows XP (I also had vista, but it did not survive motherboard replacing I burned the LiveCD and booted from it. I chose to try ubuntu. After few minutes of playing with it I started the installer from the icon. I tried the "install alongside with other operating system" option, but I how could know what it will do? There is almost no information in that window. I have two 750GB hdds. sda with big partition over whole space and sdb with two partitions (Vista, and 40GB for Windows XP), but the installer shows only a small strip with ubuntu sign with no readable information! My sda has only 8GB of space free, so would it resize the partition to be 8GB smaller and make new partition for Linux there? On sdb it does not show my two partitions from some reason, but just one big labeled Windows 7 loader, so what would it do there? Delete the WinXP partition? Not a clue because there is no information visible in that supersmall strip with ubuntu sign on it. Just that there are some partitions hidden.

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OK so I booted from LiveCD again and now what... There are some guides from 2006 to be googled, but when I typed grub into a console it said it is not installed! This is great.Now I crossed a point where no BFU would ever dare to go I said to myself :- When I used the command to install grub it told me it will uninstall grub-pc package. What is grub-pc? Typing grub-pc does not do anything. Is it even possible to install something when running from a LiveCD? The crazy story does not end here. I thought that I will install it again and risk the first option "install alongside with other operating systems", if it will have any more luck with GRUB. So I did that on sdb and it took crazy long time.

I was so afraid what it was doing, but it was probably shrinking my big Vista partition.Then it was installed and what a surprise - I booted right into Windows XP again You probably think I am a masochist if I keep trying so many options desperately, but I frequently help my friends with pcs so I am glad I can test all options and be prepared for anything Now I reinstalled the system again while I was writing this and I will try to figure out how to fix that damn GRUB so I could boot into Linux

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