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    Default Bootable USB Issues

    Hey guys,

    just wanted to confirm if there was an issue with my download or otherwise

    when attempting to make my sandisk u3 cruizer titanium bootable as per the guide provided in the download i get the following issue

    p-rock@P-Rocks-laptop:/media/disk-1/boot$ sh bootinst.sh
    bootinst.sh: 22: Syntax error: Bad substitution
    p-rock@P-Rocks-laptop:/media/disk-1/boot$

    (attempting to do this from Ubuntu 7.10)

    i have attempted a search with no luck possibly using the incorrect search terms...

    any help would be appreciated!

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    Just a wild guess, but hey, ya never know. The U3 comes with a "CD" drive on it. Do you think that is somehow coming in the way.

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    Already taken care of - no U3 gunk is left on this drive at all - only one partition

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    I have the same problem using both ubuntu and backtrack 2 final to try to make a bootable bt3 usb stick. Google brought up a fix or two but neither worked.

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    Wrong section. Maybe if you did a little reading you would find the answer. This thread is the bug AND FIX section. There are more than enough guides on here for a usb install and I even made a movie some where.

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    It's not really a reading issue, the instructions are right in the archive file. It is an issue of the bootinst.sh script not properly executing on Ubuntu (A very popular distro) or Backtrack 2 final (If it doesn't work on there then there is obviously something wrong with the script). So we have 2 people, 3 different Linux distros (I use an earlier version of ubuntu) with the same problem.
    That is a BUG

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    Hi. had the same issue, seems to be a general problem with slax usb bootables as the wrong shell is referenced.

    One way to solve this would be
    Code:
     sudo ln -sf /bin/bash /bin/sh

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    hey fatou, that helped! thanks.
    now, the next error:

    Flushing filesystem buffers, this may take a while...
    Setting up boot record for /dev/sdb...
    /dev/sdb: only 512-byte sectors are supported

    any ideas?

    EDIT: To solve the problem I had to switch to a different USB stick, the other one had non-standard sectors and just wouldn't work... good luck to all other noobs

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