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I'm dropped the 32-bit GRML ISO onto a 1GB thumb drive with the usual command:

dd if=grml_2010.12.iso of=/dev/USB_STICK

(of course, with the correct device). But, when I try to boot from it, it produces this error:

0AAD Loading ...bad magic error
...bad magic

And then proceeds to restart. What would cause that?

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I'm posing this answer because this is the first Google hit when you search for the error.

In my case, what caused the error was "wrong architecture" - I tried to boot a 64bit system on a 32bit computer.

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