USB stick boot error
I have built a live system for USB memory stick, using instructions from the
wiki, but it will not boot. The BIOS halts with the message "Boot error".
I built the image using
lh_config -b usb-hdd -p xfce-desktop
I transferred the image to an unmounted USB stick previously known to boot Puppy
Linux with no problems using:
dd if=binary.img of=/dev/sda
After failing to boot with the message "Boot error", I inspected the partition
using Gparted which gave this warning:
Gparted warning: unable to read the contents of this filesystem!
Because of this some operations may be unavailable.
I reinstalled Puppy Linux on the partition created by Debian Live and got the
same "Boot error" message.
I reformatted the partition with FAT16 and reinstalled Puppy Linux which booted OK.
I am using Lenny 2.6.26-1-486, live-helper 1.0.2-1, live-intramfs 1.154.3-1.
I have not changed the mbr at any stage. Am I creating a corrupt image? Any
suggestions would be welcome.