It's that time I boot a new OS on my system but I keep getting a "not a COM32R image" I wrote it on a half a dozen flash drives using two different computers using the l three different computers, and it doesn't work. I've been using Ubuntu 14.04.v what is going on? Both are 64bit systems and worked before, why not now?
This is a known bug in some versions of tools to create a USB boot drive. The problem is, that they use program parts from an old version of
syslinux together with a new version of
syslinux from the iso file. Updated versions of these tools can manage this problem. Cloning tools are not affected, because they put only data from the iso file into the USB pendrive.
Fortunately there are other tools. All current versions of Ubuntu come as hybrid iso files, and such files can be used to burn DVD disks and USB boot drives by cloning (copying every byte exactly as it is from the iso file to the target device).
There are also extracting tools, that are not affected by this bug.
In Ubuntu and many other linux distros you can use
mkusb version 12 with
If you run standard Ubuntu, you need an extra instruction to get the repository Universe. (Kubuntu, Lubuntu ... Xubuntu have the repository Universe activated automatically.)
sudo add-apt-repository universe # only for standard Ubuntu sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa # and press Enter sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mkusb mkusb-nox usb-pack-efi
gnome-diskswhich is often already installed, but a little more difficult to use:
select 'Restore' at the main menu
select image to restore, in this case iso file
In Windows you can use Win32 Disk Imager