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 If "How to" on USB from Windows does not work for 
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007, 15:55
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Post If "How to" on USB from Windows does not work for
Instead of using the syslinux command found in the wiki manual in step-03:
"syslinux E:"

try
"syslinux -ma E:"

remembering, of course, to substitute your own drive letter for "E:"

this worked on my Sony 4gb micro vault tiny


10 Oct 2007, 16:11
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Post Thanks for the hint!
It'd be nice if the "syslinux -ma E:" was included in the online Handbook in English/French/Spanish to Chapter 12.

It should probably go in step 3.


18 Dec 2007, 15:24
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Thanks, I updated the manual.


19 Dec 2007, 07:18
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It should be noted that "syslinux -ma E:" only works with the win32 version of syslinux and not the Linux version.

If you're in Linux just use your preferred partition software (like cfdisk) to mark the partition bootable.

-m means write mbr
-a means make drive partition active (aka bootable).


19 Dec 2007, 19:34
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Under Windows, with a Freecom USB drive, I had to add the -f option :
syslinux.exe -maf E:


12 Jan 2008, 17:20
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In Linux you should install MBR with something like
"cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin | sudo tee /dev/sdX>/dev/null" or
"install-mbr /dev/sdX" in which case you need package mbr.
It really should be mentioned in manual, it would save me and probably other people lot of time. None of the above solutions works in Linux.

By the way SystemRescueCd is excellent work. I love it, USB stick with it is in my pocket all the time!


11 Sep 2008, 06:15
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Hi all,

I tried all the different variations found in this thread but I still get 'syslinux' is not recognized as an internal or external command...

I'm doing it from Vista. ...the ultimate goal here is to partition my vista box and install Ubuntu so I can slowly wean my family(and myself) off Windows...

How would I correct this?

Thanks!


29 Sep 2008, 22:49
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Ubuntu live (install) CD can re-partition (resize) you drive during the installation.


30 Sep 2008, 06:34
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Post Failure to install Sysrescue on USB stick
I am sorry to state that I could not make an USB stick bootable from SystemRescue CD that I burned. I tried this from within the Windows, i.e. a Vista setup 64 bit. Copying/renaming was a breeze. cannot find the file syslinux.exe. Help please...


20 Mar 2009, 23:11
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