On 03.04.2007 22:11, Luke Macken wrote:
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
>>> 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 :(
Another wild guess from someone that didn't try the live-USB stuff yet:
There are some systems around that boot only with a superfloppy-like
Stick (e.g. one without MBR and thus without partition table -- e.g.
where one big "partition" that holds all the data) while others run only
if the stick has an MBR on it.