[clug] Help please - trying to make a USB stick boot

Helen South helen.south at opensuse.org
Wed Apr 11 01:46:33 MDT 2012

I use Linux Live Usb Creator, really nifty little app.



On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Denise Bates <dbates at fwi.net.au> wrote:
> On 04/11/2012 04:20 PM, Mike Carden wrote:
>> I'm trying to help someone fix a broken Grub bootloader on an eepc
>> that has USB ports but no optical drive.
>> I have a copy of the boot-repair-disk iso from sourceforge and I would
>> like to put it on a USB stick and boot the eepc with it.
>> If I try to use Ubuntu's usb-creator-gtk to make the stick, it fails
>> with an error message 'Invalid version string GNU/Linux' and the
>> resulting stick boots to syslinux then stops for lack of a kernel. And
>> indeed the .disk/info file inside the boot-repair-disk.iso does
>> contain that string. The usb-creator tool is supposed to be
>> distro-agnostic but that error would seem to indicate otherwise.
>> So I tried to use unetbootin instead to create the stick but it
>> complains about some unmet dependencies (things which *are* installed)
>> and it fails too.
>> So I tried just using dd but that makes a stick which won't boot so I
>> guess there is more boot-fu that I need to make that work.
>> Ideas anyone?
>> Ta,
>> MC
> Try downloading Puppy Linux, burn it to a CD on a working machine, boot it
> up and install it to the USB stick via the "universal installer"
> regards,
> Denise
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