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Re: [Fedora-livecd-list] Live USB converter script



On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 01:20:25PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 18:29 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> > Will Woods schrieb:
> > > On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 11:41 -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> > >> You might have to run fdisk on the device and make the partition
> > >> bootable.
> > > I used gparted, and it said the partition was marked bootable. fdisk
> > > confirmed that, but it said the partition boundaries were odd. So I
> > > repartitioned with fdisk, and now I get: "Boot error"
> > > 
> > > Which is, at least, a different failure message.
> > > 
> > > Maybe I just have a sketchy key.
> > 
> > Do you have a proper MBR on the stick that jumps to the bootsector of
> > the active partition (that where syslinux is installed as far as I can
> > see from this discussion)?
> 
> It did.  I think this a sketchy BIOS.  Will was going to try a BIOS
> update now.
> 
> FWIW, a good way to check if the USB key is bootable is to install qemu
> adn then run:
>    qemu -hda /path/to/usb/stick -m 256 -std-vga
> 
> If that comes up to the boot screen, then the stick _should_ be bootable
> modulo BIOS problems.  It's a nice, quick and easy way to ensure some
> basic sanity

I am able to run the livecd on my USB stick using qemu, but I get the
'Boot error' message when trying to boot straight up with my T43.  I
just tried to update my bios and such, but that completely failed and
told me to contact my support :(

luke


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