I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a 16GB usb memory (full installation, not live usb) and boot it with vmware player 6 + plop under windows 7 64-bit host.
To avoid windows format complain, I created a FAT32 partition at the beginning of the USB memory, with a second partition being ext and followed by a swap partition.
The problem is, when I boot from the USB, it shows an error: Attempt to read or write outside of disk hd0. But it then allows me to boot in to ubuntu. once boot, everything seems to work as it should. But the error message before the boot bothers me a lot.
I run fdisk command and got the following results:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 3999743 1998848 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda2 4001790 30799871 13399041 5 Extended /dev/sda5 4001792 28801023 12399616 83 Linux /dev/sda6 28803072 30799871 998400 82 Linux swap / Solaris
It seems that the system recognizes the FAT32 partition as boot. I also tried to use boot-repair but the problem remains.
Would you mind giving me some advice on how to get rid of that error message at boot? I can boot into ubuntu so this is not a big issue but I do not really want to see that error every time I boot from the USB. Plus it seems to take a long time before the message is displayed, I think there might be a time out sort of thing for this error, which, as a result, slow my boot up time.
Thank you in advance for your help. Lei