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Author:  rdiez [ Fri May 08, 2015 1:17 am ]
Post subject:  syslinux: no previous syslinux boot sector found

Hi there:

I just downloaded UBCD 5.3.4 and had trouble creating a USB boot disk. The instructions here:


are mainly for Windows users and there is little help for Linux.

I followed the instructions in this file:


The syslinux command failed with error message "syslinux: no previous syslinux boot sector found". This problem is described here:

http://nlug.ml1.co.uk/2012/04/installin ... stick/2512

I had to add switch "--install" to make it work. Could you please amend that file with that hint?

Another thing worth mentioning / clarifying is that you need to run syslinux from your hard disk, because you cannot mark files as executable on a FAT32 partition, which is what we formatted the USB drive with. I do not know why I assumed one should run syslinux from the USB stick, but such a hint would have saved me some time.

Thanks in advance,

Author:  ady [ Fri May 08, 2015 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: syslinux: no previous syslinux boot sector found

Take a look at:

_ https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=25569#p25569
_ https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14833

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