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 Post subject: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:13 am 
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I want to build a simple tech. station for my computer shop. I found a page thru google about doing this with windows and tried it and it failed. I have several computers in the shop running Linux and decided to try it that way. From terminal i put syslinux on the HD in question using
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syslinux -f /dev/sda1

Then i mounted UBCD 5.03 w/ gmount and extracted all files from iso to sda1.

UBCD comes with it's own syslinux.cfg file in the appropriate directory for syslinux. Why is this not working.
I keep getting an error about menu having no label entries.

I know UBCD can boot because i have a pen drive with UBCD on it and it is flawless.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:31 am 
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Which version of Syslinux did you install, and which version of UBCD do you use?

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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:43 am 
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I used syslinux 3.63 and UBCD 5.03. Syslinux 3.63 is the version used by Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:05 am 
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Syslinux 3.63 is too old. You need Syslinux 3.86.
Get the official syslinux binary (soruce + precompiled binaries) from: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/boot/syslinux/

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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Not that im disputing the validity of your statement but why would unetbootin be able to put it on a flash drive using syslinux 3.6 and it be able to boot? What's the difference?


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Are you sure of that statement?
I seriously doubt it. UBCD uses features of Syslinux (VFAT long file support) that aren't available in v3.63.
Also the COM32 modules, should be used with the Syslinux version for which they were compiled.

The Windows version of unetbootin, might be using a newer version of Syslinux than 3.63.

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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:03 pm 
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I stand corrected on one point. My pendrive has UBCD 5.02 on it. Would that make a huge difference? The other question i then have is, how would I compile syslinux onto just that drive sda1? Have a theory about compiling in that directory but have no supporting evidence. I do not want to change syslinux on sdb1 (which is the main drive with ubuntu 10.04 on it.) I fear of the change on sdb1 would mess with ubuntu. It is running flawless and would like it to remain there.


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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:58 am 
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UBCD v5.0.3 and UBCD v5.0.2 both use syslinux 3.86, if I am not mistaken.

Installing Syslinux on /dev/da1 won't mess with /dev/sdb1.
Code:
sudo ./syslinux-3.86/linux/syslinux -d boot/syslinux /dev/sda1

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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:35 pm 
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This post was messed. Next post is the real deal. Remove if you wish. I would like to keep this thread as a "how to" kinda thing for linux users to build this thing as there is no documentation on it. I looked for 3 days before this thread started.


Last edited by j_boner on Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: UBCD to Hard Disk
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:48 pm 
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Endgame here:

Code:
sudo -s

Code:
mkdir IT_PROJECTS

Code:
cd IT_PROJECTS

Code:
mkdir syslinux-3.86

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cd ~

extracted syslinux-3.86 to ~/IT_PROJECTS/syslinux-3.86
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./IT_PROJECTS/syslinux-3.86/linux/syslinux /dev/sda1


I ended up putting syslinux in the root directory of sda1 because it was having issues with -d option. Don't know why but it was.


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