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    Default USB boot problems

    Tried installing to an 8 gig san disk cruzer USb thumb drive using the unetbooting method and the grub-install method as indicated by the wiki. With both installs, when i attempt to boot into the usb key, i get dropped into a busybox shell and i notice an error "Alert! does not exist. Dropping to a shell". It does not say what does not exist and im stuck here. Anyone encountered this before?

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    Default Re: USB boot problems

    yes me and i dont know why for sure but i heard that some computers dosent support booting from thumb drive

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    Default Re: USB boot problems

    Well i was able to boot BT4 and BT4-r1 from USB key with no problems, using my acer aspire one netbook. However, I had this issue with BT4-r2, but couldn't find a solution. Now its happening again with BT5

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    Default Re: USB boot problems

    Well i was able to get things installed to my netbook. I burned the iso to DVD and it worked. As for why its not working with USB install, i do not know

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    Default Re: USB boot problems

    had no problems with usb installation. Don't click on distribution choice...ignore it, use iso and usb u wanna boot it from. It will work, done it 6 times

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerokid240 View Post
    Tried installing to an 8 gig san disk cruzer USb thumb drive using the unetbooting method and the grub-install method as indicated by the wiki. With both installs, when i attempt to boot into the usb key, i get dropped into a busybox shell and i notice an error "Alert! does not exist. Dropping to a shell". It does not say what does not exist and im stuck here. Anyone encountered this before?
    I had the same problem using UNetbootin and .iso downloaded via torrent. However, when I downloaded .iso via direct link it worked fine.

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