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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:54 am    Post subject: no booting with SystemRescueCd? Reply with quote

I am going to install Gentoo and trying to boot with SystemRescueCd USB disk on key, but get something like:
'syslinux 4.06 ... error: no config file found
no default or ui config directive found
boot: '
Please advise!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Check this:
- the isolinux folder should be renamed to syslinux
- the syslinux/isolinux.conf should be renamed to syslinux/syslinux.conf

What tool did you use to create the USB key?

If you have syslinux available (from Linux, in any distribution having it, or Windows, using the exe provided in the SystemRescueCD ISO), try to launch again syslinux --install
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaviermiller Hi,

Quote:
Check this:
- the isolinux folder should be renamed to syslinux
- the syslinux/isolinux.conf should be renamed to syslinux/syslinux.conf

I checked this in the SystemRescue USB and it is OK.

Quote:
What tool did you use to create the USB key?

I followed this: http://www.sysresccd.org/Sysresccd-manual-en_How_to_install_SystemRescueCd_on_an_USB-stick

Quote:
If you have syslinux available (from Linux, in any distribution having it, or Windows, using the exe provided in the SystemRescueCD ISO), try to launch again syslinux --install

not familiar with it...

It is quite strange - I do not see SystemRescue USB stick in Bios - I think this is the problem -
If I replace with other USB stick, like: Gentoo minimal iso, I do see it in Bios...
I would prefer to install with SystemRescue - gui helps

Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can try to create the USB key with unetbootin, or alternative options.

I didn't manage to create the USB key with the sysresccd tool too :(
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaviermiller,

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I didn't manage to create the USB key with the sysresccd tool too :(

I already had used SystemRescue USB with my laptop installation,
but there is a problem in this particular machine.
I will do it with the regular Gentoo minimal iso... :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the machine is the problem, but it can be the key.

The most difficult think is to set up syslinux.

Try to repartition the key and create 1 primary partition, formatted as FAT32. Then use the alternative method using the script on the ISO.

If your machine supports UEFI boot, this is much simple : it works as is, once there is a boot folder in a FAT32 primary partition.
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