Hi, and thanks for UNetbootin.
Preparing for using UNetbootin, i grabbed a USB external HDD which contained one primary ext2 partition, shrank it with Parted, created a second primary FAT32 partition (this Windows system i'm working on does not have drivers for ext2, and i read somewhere that Unetbootin uses SysLinux, which, if i understand correctly, deals with FAT filesystems only), and proceeded to follow the UNetbootin instructions for installing Ubuntu Linux. Upon the requested reboot, even though i do have an option to boot from the USB drive, the system would not. I then realised that i had neglected to pay attention to the partition flags; i rebooted with a Linux live CD, re-ran Parted, where i saw that indeed neither partition had the boot flag set, so i did set it for the second partition (/dev/sda2), the one with the FAT32 filesystem (it occurred to me that Unetbootin could have taken care of that). I rebooted, but with the same result, the system just won't boot from this set-up. So i re-ran the Unetbootin install, thinking that this time the bootloader install phase would be better informed on what exactly to do, but again to no avail.
This may be a BIOS limitation, perhaps it is expecting/assuming only one partition on the external drive. It is a PhoenixBIOS version 83.07. Known issue?
UnetBootin or PhoenixBIOS?
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