Bootmgr is missing [SOLVED]

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Bootmgr is missing [SOLVED]

Postby eoika1782 » 2012-04-07 12:03

Hi all,
I just got a new ASUS 1025C which comes with windows 7 preinstalled on it. I want to install debian squeeze on it. The computer does not have a cd drive. Thus I followed these instructions to make my USB stick bootable: http://www.intowindows.com/bootable-usb/ I followed steps 1 to 4, then simply used WinRar and extracted the debian iso image on to the USB and rebooted.
At this point the computer told me that bootmgr was missing and asked me to press ctrl+alt+del to restart.

Have I done something wrong in making my stick bootable or is it a different type of problem?
I should add I am not an expert, although I have been using Linux for a few years and I already installed and run debian on another machine.

Thanks all

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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby jni » 2012-04-07 12:36

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

have a look at this one instead :)
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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby eoika1782 » 2012-04-07 13:11

Hi
thanks for that, it looked more professional than the method I used. However after rebooting it gives me exactly the same error message as before.
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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby jni » 2012-04-07 13:20

Is your USB stick still in NTFS from your previous attempt? If so, make it fat32, the /boot cannot be NTFS (on USB stick and/or on a real installation). Ext2-3 would be recommended, but since you only have windows, make it fat32.
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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby eoika1782 » 2012-04-07 13:23

It was indeed NTFS. How do I make it fat32? I would know how to do it under linux, but here on windows I'm lost. Thanks
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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby jni » 2012-04-07 13:25

Right click on your drive > format > select fat32 > format
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Re: Bootmgr is missing

Postby kiyop » 2012-04-07 14:37

FYI, there are many different ways to prepare install-starter on Windows.

1) dd (raw write) iso image file to USB flash.

In order to dd (raw write) on Windows, you can use
"rawwrite for windows"
http://www.chrysocome.net/rawwrite
or
"dd for windows"
http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
There are many iso's:
Live debian iso can be downloaded from:
http://live.debian.net/
http://www.debian.org/CD/live/
As you may know, usual installer iso is from:
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

2) Start installer kernel and initramfs with grub4dos.

If network is available at installation, see
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=68341#p388236
Be noticed that the installer is for i386 in the above link. You should use linux and initrd.gz for your machine architecture.

By the way, is there any empty partition or empty space, where you want to install debian on, in the HDD of ASUS 1025C?

eoika1782 wrote:I have been using Linux for a few years and I already installed and run debian on another machine.

If you have another PC where debian is installed, why not dd'ing iso image to USB flash on the installed working debian?
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Re: Bootmgr is missing [SOLVED]

Postby eoika1782 » 2012-04-07 18:54

using fat32 it worked thank you very much to all
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