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adityavpratap
wrote 3 years ago


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Hi,

Using unetbootin, I have installed Slax latest version on a 1 GB pendrive. Now, when I try to boot into Slax, I get the following message -


/boot/vesamenu.c32: not a COM32 image


I tried to google the message, but could not find a relevant solution. I hope the gurus on this forum are able to help me out.

Thanking in advance,
Aditya.
 
jcsoh
wrote 3 years ago


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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/trouble-using-unetbootin%3B-may-be-i-dont-understand-what-to-do-859802/
 
adityavpratap
wrote 3 years ago


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Thanks for the prompt reply!

As suggested in the link, I copied the vesamenu.c32 file to the pendrive. Now, though I am getting the boot screen, the booting stops abruptly with the following message -

[code]
Fatal error occurred - Can't find executable chroot command
[/code]

I fail to understand where I am going wrong!
 
GOOGLE
wrote 3 years ago


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I just googled that exact error message and got 701 hits - how many of them have you looked at to try and get an idea?
 
jcsoh
wrote 3 years ago


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GOOGLE got a point.
I didn't have the slightest idea on the initial "/boot/vesamenu.c32: not a COM32 image" , but I was spectical on your statement "I tried to google the message, but could not find a relevant solution." , so I googled .

The link given was the six or seven from the list shown.

@ adityavpratap
Try google and read thru at least the first page of the results.
 
adityavpratap
wrote 3 years ago


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@GOOGLE and @jcsoh

Sorry, my bad! :-) I googled for the "/boot/vesamenu.c32 ...." (without quotes) again. This time I got the solution in the very first result. Probably I should not have used the quotes. When I added quotes Google Instant threw this message at me -
[code]
No results found for "/boot/vesamenu.c32: not COM32 image".
[/code]
 
adityavpratap
wrote 3 years ago


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Ok! Here is an update on my problem.

After getting the

Fatal error occurred - Can't find executable chroot command


I rebooted into Ubuntu and formatted the pendrive. Thereafter, I downloaded the tarball from Slax, untarred it to my freshly VFAT formatted pendrive and tried to run .bootinst.sh with the following command -

$ sudo bash .bootinst.sh

from within the pendrive's boot folder.
However, I got the following error -

boot/bootinst.sh: line 53: ./boot/syslinux/lilo: Permission denied

I tried to change permissions to boot/syslinux/lilo , without success. Then I realised that the filesystem was VFAT. So I unmounted the pendrive and manually mounted it back. This time I was able to change the permissions.
Then I executed bootinst.sh from the pendrive boot folder.
This time I succeeded in making the pendrive bootable.
But when I tried to boot from the pendrive, the booting process abruptly halted with the following message -

.....
Buffer I/O error on device ram0, logical block 93...
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel.

Now I am going through some of the results thrown at me by good old Google.com. I'll keep you posted. If in the meanwhile, you have any idea about what is going on, I humbly request you to help me out.
Thanking in advance,
Aditya
 
bb as guest
wrote 3 years ago


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@adityavpratap ...

It sounds to me as if you have a memory problem -- "ram0" is the ramdisk that slax creates in your memory, where it then loads the contents of initrd.gz.

Suggest that you try the memtest86 boot option.

FYI, the only 'init' statement needed when booting slax is the 'root=/dev/ram0'. The 'No init found' message is a result of failing to properly read from the ramdisk.
 
adityavpratap
wrote 3 years ago


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Oh!
Ok, I'll run memtest86 and see.
 

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