hi, I want to test Archbang Linux and yesterday, I created a bootable USB with Unetbootin, but I was unable to boot with it. When I plugged the USB in, the bios displayed a message saying
bootmgr is missing press Ctrl+alt+del to restart
I tried to hit Ctrl + alt+ del but still got the same problem, what do?
FYI: I was using Unetbootin in Windows7 to create the USB, my laptop has only windows 7 installed currently and it is a sony vaio E series.
Last edited by lolotica (2012-04-22 20:13:36)
I've never been able to successfully use Arch with unetbootin for installations. Try W32DiskImager.exe program with Windoze
GUI's?? We don't need no stinkin' GUI's!!!
then again, there's this info: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … tion_Media
scroll down to "On Windows".
Last edited by scjet (2012-04-27 08:07:25)
The "BSD" things in life are "Free", and "Open", and so is ArchBang!
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Since it's not marked as solved yet....
I recommend installing VirtualBox, installing Linux into VirtualBox, do a "USB share" sharing the flash drive to the virtual machine, and preparing the flash drive from within Linux. In my opinion, from Linux is the only way to really do it right, that I know of.
That way you have all the tools available to you, or at least the tools to easily acquire them: pacman, blkid, gdisk, fdisk, (gcc, bzr, python2, and autogen for compiling grub), grub-install, mkfs.*, and mkdosfs are the relevant tools I can think of.
You could probably just use syslinux.exe just to make it bootable, then once booted, perhaps install a more versatile bootloader. Or just leave syslinux.
WARNING/DISCLAIMER: My posted solutions (or attempts thereof) are usually my attempt at (re)iterating something that worked for _me_. I do not guarantee they will work for you. Use at your own risk.
My solutions may not be the simplest solutions, either. However, I do not intentionally add pointless complications.