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 Post subject: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:31 pm 
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I've got UBCD and ubuntu 10.04 dual-booting (on seperate partitions) on a USB stick. However, the problem doesnt seem to originate from that. For some reason (im using syslinux 3.63 i think) when i boot i just get a boot: prompt, and i don't know what to enter there to get the syslinux menu(s). It used to work, i dont know what changed. Sorry about the lack of background information :(

any help appreciated (an explanation of how syslinux operates would be nice too)

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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:48 pm 
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When the "boot:" line appears, try just pressing <enter>.

One (of many, really! ) topics about syslinux with several links could be http://reboot.pro/13462 if you are interested, but the <enter> key should be enough to at least display the menu, which is your simple goal.


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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:22 am 
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UBCD won't work with syslinux 3.63. you need to install the version included in the UBC?D iso (not for your Ubuntu partition).

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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:02 pm 
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for some reason when i try to do ./syslinux in the /ubcd/tools/ubcd2usb/linux/ folder it says "bash: ./syslinux: No such file or directory"
Doesnt work after i've moved it onto my desktop or anything either... even though it completed it with the tab-key auto completion. Can i just update my syslinux thats installed on ubuntu or is it necessary to use the one provided?


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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:49 am 
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For UBCD, you should run the syslinux installer included (v4.02 I think).

It you read the readme.txt in the ubcd2usb folder (linux), you see:
Code:
7. Install syslinux to the partition of your USB thumb drive.

   First make sure that ./ubcd/tools/linux/ubcd2usb/syslinux is executable, if not, run:

     chmod a+x ./ubcd/tools/linux/ubcd2usb/syslinux (adapt the path if nessecary)

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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:43 pm 
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it doesnt find it even after ive made it executable...


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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:14 am 
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You need to make sure that your are in the right path before executing it.

Where did you extract the UBCD ISO to (which path)?

Note: if the syslinux command succeeds, it doesn't show any output.

Also note that the syntax for installing SYSLINUX, changed recently: (X = dirve letter, n = partition number)
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./syslinux --install -d /boot/syslinux /dev/sdXn

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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:46 am 
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I was in the directory.
Does it work on 64-bit systems?


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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Quote:
I was in the directory.
Does it work on 64-bit systems?

It should work.

To run 32-bit executables, you need to install the 32-bit libraries too.

You can also compile a 64-bit installer:
- Download Syslinux 4.02 and extract it: ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/boot/syslinux/4.xx/
- cd to the extrqcted directory and build the installersM
Code:
make clean
make installer


Can you post all commands you ran?

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 Post subject: Re: Syslinux + UBCD, not working
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:15 am 
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got it to work on a live cd whatever


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