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#1 2010-10-25 11:13:00

Howitzer
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"Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Hi.

I'm trying to put the latest Arch Linux image (archlinux-2010.05-netinstall-i686.iso) on a USB stick.

These are the steps I undertake:
1: unmount my usb stick (/dev/sdc - /dev/sdc1)
2: fire up gparted, remove all partitions on /dev/sdc and replace it by a bootable FAT16 partition. (also tried ext2, 3, fat32, un/bootable)
3: 'sudo dd if=archlinux-2010.05-netinstall-i686.iso of=/dev/sdc' (sudo because I'm on Mint Linux)
4: reboot

This consistently fails. When booting, I'm greeted by a spamming of 'isolinux.bin missing or corrupt', while I can attest it's there on the usb stick.

Please help out a used-to-be-Archer smile

Thanks.

Last edited by Howitzer (2010-10-25 11:14:51)

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#2 2010-10-25 11:43:24

hokasch
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Did you check the md5 of your iso, maybe your download was corrupted? BTW, dd copies everything byte-by-byte including partition table and MBR, so you can omit the first two steps.

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#3 2010-10-25 20:17:55

Howitzer
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

md5 sum checks out. Really don't know what to try or check next..

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#4 2010-10-25 21:32:04

lilsirecho
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Perhaps running fsck on the USB device will help.

Also, you might try ...dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc...to clear the flash device.

Then try the install via dd again.


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#5 2010-10-26 18:34:07

Howitzer
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

I gave up and downloaded the previous image (2009-08), dd'd it, booted it and installed it. (Now happily configuring it.)

Thanks for the help, but to no avail smile

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#6 2010-12-21 11:00:22

roina
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

I have a similar problem, but I discovered that is everything OK with my USB. The story is the same, but I repeated an attemt to prepare USB-stick on another computer and it was fully successful. After I again insert it in the first computer "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" appeared again. So the problem is computer specific (also I must mention that upgraded BIOS not long ago. Before it more earlier arch-iso images usb-booted fine.).  May be something wrong with up-to-date distribution archlinux-2010.05-netinstall-i686.iso.

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#7 2011-04-02 12:23:26

mhh91
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Just in case anybody was having that problem, there's a solution to it

here

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#8 2011-06-21 17:32:14

roina
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

mhh91, we are not so stupid not to distinguish sda from sda1. Real problem in the situation that the same arch-boot-usb-stick made with dd command is working on some computers and don't working on others (all of them are usb bootable in BIOS). But I have found solution of the problem in using Unetbootin. Such usb-sticks boots 100%.

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#9 2011-06-21 19:10:17

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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Perhaps you need isolinux installed via pacman?


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#10 2011-10-25 14:18:13

aksr
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Same problem here..

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#11 2011-10-25 14:31:38

synthead
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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

In the end, are you looking to create a temporary instance of Arch (like a LiveCD, just on a USB disk), or are you opting for a full install on a USB drive?


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#12 2013-05-31 05:54:43

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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

I've had this same problem with multiple different archlinux ISOs. I recently also tried with a stable debian 7 (debian-7.0.0-i386-netinst.iso). In all cases, the bootable USBs work perfectly except for this one old computer which prints

isolinux.bin missing or corrupt.

and hangs there with a blinking cursor. The system in question. Also has a problematic ubutnu 10.04 installation, which does however fully boot. Idk if that's relevant, just saying...

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#13 2013-05-31 06:39:41

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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.

Are you asking for help?  Or are you just necrobumping for sh*ts and giggles?

If you are asking for help, it might be a better idea to start a new thread and then link back to this on as a reference.  This thread is now nearly two years since its last activity.  Whatever problems you are facing might be the same, but with Arch Linux and the pace at which our packages are updated, there is a good change that it is not the same problem.

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#14 2013-05-31 06:44:43

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Re: "Isolinux.bin missing or corrupt" when booting from USB.


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