Ubuntu :: Startup Disk Usb - Could Not Move Syslinux Files ?

Mar 4, 2011

In /media/....Directory not empty, maybe "/temp/..." is not an ubuntu image

I'm having this problem trying to load a gparted live ISO onto a usb drive. I want to resize my current extended partition so would rather dl just the gparted ISO than the Ubuntu one as it's taking ages (really slow).

I've tried downloading the gparted ISO a couple of times as I thought the dl might have been corrupted but I can't create a startup disk from the ISO.

(can I use an Ubuntu 9.0.4 live cd for gparted on my 10.04 build? )

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Update: I've been looking into third party tools and Slackware live Distributions, example, "Slax"; still, I have yet to have complete success.

I have discovered that by using syslinux I can make the USB Hard-drive Bootable -- I learned this by playing around with Gentoo, however, I like Slackware. I was wondering if any-one could point me toward the direction of how to install Slackware and then utilize syslinux to make it bootable?

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After executing the above two commands, it generates errors as follow:

end_request: I/O error, dev sdc, sector 32
printk: 21 messages suppressed.
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Buffer I/O error on device sdc, logical block 5
... ...
Buffer I/O error on device sdc, logical block 12
Buffer I/O error on device sdc, logical block 13

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May 23, 2010

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Mar 18, 2010

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Jan 27, 2010

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I pulled the disk from my own system and ran a from-scratch install on this shiny blank disk with numerous of the tweaks I like and he'll need. (Getting pleased with how the time to usable is still dropping doing an install).

What I'm concerned about is sticking this disk in his machine and using it. I've gone with the sort-of generic 32-bit base even though both his machine and mine are Athlons. However, he's a musician and has some rather nice audio kit - as well as, I suspect, different video hardware.

Am I likely to hit noticeable problems? Is there some script I can arm myself with to rescan available hardware and update config, or can someone give a list of packages to completely remove then reinstall via the recovery boot?

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Mar 2, 2010

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1/ On IBM powerPC with 8MB ROM and 64MB RAM

2/ Entire Linux 2.6.9 OS with application the image size is 5.1MB

3/ The image get flashed in to ROM and creates var directory on ROM area

4/ Recent upgrade with Hard drive for 60GB gave more storage power

5/ Hence, moving var on to hard disk IS first priority, so var store larger size of data and log, following is snapshot of content on ROM


bin etc lib proc sbin sys var
dev hdd mnt root share tmp var_init

My goal is ....

1/ Move var to hard disk with all its contents

2/ the IDE hard disk recognised by OS as hdd and mounted in ROM as directory

3/ Once var is moved on the hard disk then OS should look for all setting and data, log etc on hard drive based var directory hence kernel must look for all necessary files on hdd/var directory

4/ The original var could be remain on ROM but made empty and not to be used by OS.

5/ The entire OS on ROM area is READ only and cannot be deleted i.e. var directory hence only var contents moved to hdd/var directory.

6/ The file /etc/fstab is completely blank with zero size.

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Apr 18, 2010

My boot disk is failing! I am a little nervous, so I'd like to have extra eyes on this so that I don't fubar it.

My setup is as follows, with WinXP and Ubuntu living on completely separate drives:

The boot disk (WinXP with grub2 on MBR) is failing. I need to replace it, pronto.

Do I need to get any data from the MBR on the failing disk before removing it?

Should I make the Karmic disk bootable and install grub on it before removing the failing boot disk?

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2 questions as follows:

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Aug 18, 2009

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But backing up centos and restoring them another hard disk is not so easy and takes so much time.

I heard Partimage" can backup hrard disk and restoring it to another hard disk.


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Aug 25, 2010

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Over the time my installs moved to the "main" disk where it is now Suse 11.3 alongside Windows.

I want to get rid of that original "spare" disk altogether, physically take it out, but don't know how to move the bootloader to the "main" one.

I'm confused by all the options offered in Yast Boot Loader Location menu.

Can I just tell it to put itself into a custom boot partition and point it to dev/sdb, the current designation of the "main" disk?

Would I need to edit Grub as well? I figure the current "sdb" would be called "sda" after I take the old disk out. Would it be safe to simply rename /sdb entries, things like /sdb4 to /sda4 and so on?

Additional question - I used to play with Win7 demo, deleted that now, but its loader still pops up when I boot into Windows with their "earlier version of operating system" menu. Their offered solution is to run "mbrfix" from a WinXp recovery CD.

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Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 236545184 15259760 209075624 7% /
/dev/sdc2 68539636 4578792 60479160 8% /users
/dev/sdb1 101089 26847 69023 29% /boot
/dev/sdb3 68437272 36963704 27997104 57% /RHEL3U7
tmpfs 2025916 652 2025264 1% /dev/shm

How I can move the boot sector from the SCSI disk (sdb) to the SATA disk (sda) without losing data and without re-installation?

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Jan 16, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu on a USB startup disk I created on a USB stick for recovery purposes. I cannot use wifi on my netbook if I boot from he USB. Why is this? Is there any way I can make it work again? (wifi is fine when I boot normally)

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Apr 28, 2010

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Jun 29, 2010

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Jul 18, 2010

I have a 1 tb external hard drive and I was trying to put a windows.iso on it with startup disk creator but everytime I would select the windows iso it wouldn't show up.

Some background:

- the disk images are from the reboot disks that came with my labtop

- I do not have access to windows


Using gparted, I turned my external hard drive into a bootable and put both ISO disc on it. Once I plugged it in my labtop and turned my labtop on, I get an error messages that says "BOOTMGR is missing".

- I ripped the both ISO images from the 2 system recovery disc that I ordered from HP specially for my brand of laptop.

- My CD-ROM drive does not work, or else I would have just used the disc regularly

- The operating system currently on the labtop is Ubuntu 10.04

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Jun 12, 2011

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