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?


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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