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Peppermint3 live usb distro problem (SOLVED)
« on: March 27, 2013, 12:36:03 pm »
Just installed Peppermint3 on my micro sd usb stick (4gb with 3gb persistence)

I am stuck at the boot page.

It reads

UNbootin
Default (highlighted)

Automatic boot 10 seconds (countdown)


Every time I wait for automatic boot or press enter on default it just resets and starts again 10,9,8,7 etc and then does the same again.

Any suggestions?



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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 01:13:19 pm »
Yeh .. if you're creating the LiveUSB on an Ubuntu based PC use Startup Disk Creator (usb-creator-gtk) instead ;)
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 01:28:10 pm »
Cheers. I'll give it a go.
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 01:51:38 pm »
I did what you said Mark.  All seemed fine until re-boot. I got this:

Syslinux 3.63 Debian-2012-04-16 Ebois copyright
Missing paremeter in configuration file.
boot:
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 02:03:28 pm »
It's probably the USB stick.

What happens if you hit "Tab" when you get to "boot:" .. does it display any options ?

or when you get to "boot:"

live

and hit enter ?



Did you let Startup Disk Creator format the USB stick before creating ? .. if not, you might want to try that in case the Unetbooting bootloaderr was left behind.

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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 03:33:28 pm »
Nup. Not made any difference.  Changed usb, formated then formated master boot record fat32......everything.  The same message appears.  :(
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 03:42:22 pm »
a) Did you let Startup Disk Creator do the formatting?

b) Have you checked the MD5 checksum of the ISO image ?

c) Are you sure this system can boot from LiveUSB sticks .. how old is the system .. have you ever successfully booted a different LiveUSB on this system ?

d) is the new USB stick the same make/model as the old one ?
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 04:10:29 pm »
a) No
b) No
c) Yes
d) No
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 04:24:40 pm »
Probably a good idea to make "a" and "b" say yes then ;)

I've NEVER had any problems with Peppermint on a USB stick.
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 04:39:07 pm »
Can you tell an idiot how to check the checksum?   :)  Is it with 'Disk utility'?
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 05:57:09 pm »
Let's say the file is called Peppermint-3-20121105-i386.iso and it's on your Desktop:
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md5sum ~/Desktop/Peppermint-3-20121105-i386.iso

You should get output like:-

05157d6dbd4ab7953870e9ee308a70a5  /home/mark/Desktop/Peppermint-3-20121105-i386.iso

Check the MD5 against the ones published here:
http://peppermintos.com/download/

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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2013, 07:49:56 am »
Thanks I will try that.
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 02:53:36 pm »
Update.  Sorry for delay.

Checked everything.  Checksum, different usb sticks. Different distro's.  Nothing works.  I vaguely remember this problem from the past and found that the only way to get a usb distro to boot was to........................use the MS Windows Pendrive program!  Surely not.  I know it has to be me.  i just do not know where I am going wrong.
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 04:20:16 pm »
so when you boot the LiveUSB what happens ?
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Re: Peppermint3 live usb distro problem
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2013, 04:38:27 pm »
Syslinux 3.6 Debian-2012-04-16 ebios (forgot the rest) :-[

missing parameter in configuration file
boot:
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