Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ubuntu 10.10 USB Creator error - vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix on my Eeepc 1000H and it sure looks and works beautifully. Having another computer on which I wanted to install ubuntu 10.04, I used the usb startup disk creator on the Eeepc running ubuntu 10.10 to make a ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb flash drive. When i plug the now ubuntu 10.04 bootable usb into another machine to begin installing, I get this error:

SYSLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 EDD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
Unknown keyword in configuration file: gfxboot
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image
boot:
vesamenu.c32: not a COM32R image



Here is how i got around it:

Press the TAB key at the boot: prompt

I got presented all the available options as:

boot:
live live-install check memtest hd mainmenu help


I now went ahead to type live-install at the boot prompt & press the Enter key.
boot: live-install

To try out using the Live-cd, just type:

boot: live


I was glad to get this working. I did not have access to any other machine running a different version of ubuntu with which i could make a bootable usb drive.

Enjoy!