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11 years, 7 months ago
Created bootable 11.10 in Windows from Universal USB Installer 18.104.22.168, upon boot in my HP Mini Netbook it displays only this:
SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 Copyright (C) 1994-2011 H. Peter Anvin et al
I tried removing "ui" from syslinux.cfg, no change... (Re:
can't install with usb pen drive, SYSLINUX problem)
I also tried creating a bootable USB using unetbootin-windows-563, no change.
Does anybody have any other ideas?
Oct 24, 2011 at 21:25
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I was having this same issue trying to install Ubuntu on my 2008 HP laptop. Make sure USB is formatted FAT32 or NTFS first. I actually tried both with no success. I also tried a few different Linux distros and multiple Linux USB creators. All gave me the same message on boot. After tinkering with the BIOS and boot order, I finally gave up and decided to blame HP, since all the boot USBs I made worked fine on my desktop pc.
I finally decided to burn the ISO to a DVD and try to boot from my external USB cd/DVD drive and everything worked fine!
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Dec 14, 2012 at 16:01
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I was having the same issue and I just had to change the
syslinux.cfg by replacing this line (usually, line 2) to the default instruction:
Then on the boot just prompt the menu label you want to launch, in my case it was :
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May 26, 2013 at 12:39
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Go to the
isolinux folder on your usb stick, open
isolinux.cfg with notepad and replace everything with
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect`
It is from Windows XP and it worked for me.
Sep 25, 2012 at 20:23
I was able to fix this by using
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Feb 4, 2015 at 10:40
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I know this is an old question, but I banged my head against a wall for almost a full day.
I tried editing boot files, learning about the Linux boot process, reformatting and re-reformatting my usb boot drive.
Ultimately, all I had to do was change the USB stick I was using to boot / install Gnome. It should have been one of the first things I tried, and it can be for you!
Aug 15, 2017 at 17:13
I have the same problem...
and select "run it with windows"
You can install it directly from windows.
I just did this today and it seems to work just fine.
Nov 3, 2011 at 6:06
For me, the problem seemed to be that "Advanced boot menu" was selected instead of "Normal Boot Menu." When I switched this, it worked perfectly.
Sep 20, 2013 at 14:59
I got stuck at the syslinux wall and started looking around for solns- stumbled.. Here's what helped me fix it. I used to use quick format on my usb stick and then use Unetbootin , Xboot etc to push Ubuntu. I then used Easus on XP to completely delete partition and then re-installed it using YUMI.
I actually am trying to triple boot Mac , Buntu and XP and lost my grub while getting the 1st ready. Earlier the SAME USB drive worked and then it got it stuck on syslinux wall .
Jan 10, 2015 at 11:20
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