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#1 gmaomg

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

Recently, I've downloaded the latest version of UUI. After I install a distro and boot my computer of the U.S.B, I get stuck at a SYSLINUX screen. I've tried a bunch of different distro and pressing lots of buttons. But nothing works. Any help?



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Posted 23 December 2014 - 02:34 AM

Hi gmaomg :welcome: to Bleeping Computers

May I ask where you downloaded the UUI update from, and what version/distro of Linux you are using?

 

There will be more questions to follow

 

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 07:17 AM

I getting it from from the official website. I'm using the newest distros

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:13 AM

Recently, I've downloaded the latest version of UUI. After I install a distro and boot my computer of the U.S.B, I get stuck at a SYSLINUX screen. I've tried a bunch of different distro and pressing lots of buttons. But nothing works. Any help?

You need to provide more info as Wiz stated.  You might try UNetbootin, just google it, go to official site.  Check the md5sum of the distro download, there is a topic about it here look it up if needed.  You tried a bunch of different distro's? maybe some history on your pc is in order, and the important specs.  


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:18 AM

Did you look at this: 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your USB drive must be Fat16/Fat32/NTFS formatted, otherwise Syslinux will fail and your drive will NOT Boot.

Bootable USB Flash Drive Creation Requirements:

  • Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8.exe
  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 or WINE to create the USB (Win 98/2K WILL NOT Work!)
  • *Fat16, Fat32, or NTFS Formatted Flash Drive
  • PC with a BIOS that can boot from USB
  • Your Favorite Linux ISO
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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:22 AM

I've tried UNetbootin even, and that didn't work, same error (Oh by the way, I don't use Google) I've checked md5sum and that's there and okay. So could it be my computer?
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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:29 AM

Again, post more info. about pc.  In the meantime you might try a DVD burn.  I am not real tech savy, so post up some specs on your pc, so someone will help you.  Also maybe a little history, did you damage the current install, what OS, etc.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:34 AM

2008 Toshiba Satellite L300 4gb RAM 200gb HHD. I've tried DVD burn before and, that works, and UUI used to work on my laptop. I've tried UUI on a different computer and the same SYSLINUX thing happens!

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 12:03 PM

2008 Toshiba Satellite L300 4gb RAM 200gb HHD. I've tried DVD burn before and, that works, and UUI used to work on my laptop. I've tried UUI on a different computer and the same SYSLINUX thing happens!

So your goal is having a LiveUSB, and not just to install to HDD?

 

Did you use the same USB, maybe that is the issue, two computers - the same thing?

 

Is that distro compatible with the uui? because I don't think they all are, that is why Wiz asked?

 

laptop PAE Enabled? I'm guessing yes.  Then distro needs to be PAE, which it probably is but check your iso to be sure you got the right one, and whatever bit it is 32 or 64 right?


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:18 PM

How is your USB formated? Format it in fat 32 then try.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:20 PM

My sub has always been formatted as fat32.
I meant usb, not sub. Sorry

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 03:29 PM

What type of stick is it?

 

What operating system are you using on the PC now? XP win7? Win8?

 

What distros have you tried.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:15 PM

gmaomg, hi

 

2008 Toshiba Satellite L300 4gb RAM 200gb HHD.

 

I would suggest you follow NickAu's advice.

 

While doing so, or in between times, you could add those specs either to a signature (see mine) and/or your profile (click mine). Then we don't have to refer back to see your environment.

 

If you have Windows running elsewhere on the computer, you can give us the info by running

 

Start > Run > msinfo and Enter

 

You can pick the data out of Summary in the right pane.

 

With any Linux Distro, if you have not already done so, you should find your way to Terminal (often with Ctrl-Alt-T) and type in

sudo ufw enable

and Enter. It will ask for your password, enter it (it will show no sign of change - security reasons) and press Enter again.

 

You will now have a message telling you your firewall is enabled, and that a script has been created which will run at boot every time to do so.

 

Good luck and I will swing by again.

 

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BTW - If you can post screenshots, they will help us considerably. Read Stolen's Post at wpgwpg's Topic here, or else Nick's locked and pinned Topic front page Linux and Unix.

 

Edited - added BTW


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:23 PM

You know, I have no experience with this (please let us know if it works or not if you try it) but I read on another forum that you just need to do a normal CD/USB install choosing the USB you want to install Mint on as the target.


Edited by bmike1, 23 December 2014 - 09:31 PM.

A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.


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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:29 PM

 

just need to do a normal CD/USB install choosing the USB you want to install to install Mint on as the target.

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