Re: Unable to create either bootable USB flashdrive or CD/DVDrom
On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:20:30 +0100, Wolodja wrote in message
> On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 19:56 -0400, Christian Jaeger wrote:
> > 1. unetbootin is still broken (unable to make *any* image work on
> > flashdrive)
> Yes, unetbootin is and has been broken. Why don't you follow the
> method outlined in the installation guide?
..IME unetbootin hangs at fdisk /dev/$USB_DEV failing to report
and/or set the "bootable" flag, easily checked with e.g.: ...
celsius:~# fdisk -l /dev/sdb |grep -A1 Boot
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1011 250697 c FAT32 LBA
...which should produce a nice "*" right under "Boot".
If it's missing, fire up e.g. cfdisk /dev/sdb and set it manually,
then fire up unetbootin again, or follow Wolodja's advice.
..IMO this is the root cause of bugs #551301, #594009 and #607514.
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
Scenarios always come in sets of three:
best case, worst case, and just in case.