Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#282 closed defect (fixed)

Making bootable USB devices is broken

Reported by: Bruno Cornec Owned by: Bruno Cornec
Priority: high Milestone: 2.2.8
Component: mondo Version: 2.2.7
Severity: major Keywords:


Multiple reports on the mondo ML of broken bootable USB devices made by mondoarchive.

Nothing special in logs:

Creating a vfat filesystem on /dev/sdb1
mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
Mounting /dev/sdb1 on /xplane/mondo.tmp.755P2M/usb
mindi_lib = /usr/lib/mindi
Created bootable USB image on /dev/sdb
Boot and data disk images were created.
Mindi 2.0.4-r2045 is exiting

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Status: newassigned

Exit code seems to be 256 in that case.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

People using a USB key should pay attention to automatic mount options in their GUI that may make mindi's operation fail.

Also they should check that their MBR is correct on the key. They may run:

dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sdX to restore th MBR on the key or use the ms-sys or testdisk program to restore it. I've also added the option -s to the call to syslinux in order to avoid problems with BIOS and USB boot.

With that I'm unable to find an issue anymore on my side.

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