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In need of some clarification from the instructions provided by this site:

https://tecadmin.net/how-to-create-bootable-linux-usb-drive-from-linux-terminal/

I was able to successfully follow your instructions until I got to make USB bootable. Now the only roadblock that I am running up against is the command for make bootable USB. An error message is displayed, it reads:

no directory slots | syslinux: failed to create ldlinux.sys 

Any thoughts on this? The host laptop that is being used is lubuntu, the iso image that was copied is ubuntu v16.04 and the USB drive is 8 GB (fat file system type).

  • Welcome to U&L . What is the format of your USB drive? – GAD3R Jul 28 '17 at 12:18
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    What command are you running? You're just showing us the error but not the command. Please make sure your question is self-contained. Don't expect people to click on random links in order to understand what you need. – terdon Jul 28 '17 at 12:21
  • @terdon the Make USB Bootable step : sudo syslinux -s /dev/sdd1 – GAD3R Jul 28 '17 at 12:24
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    Please edit your question to add extra information. Comments are easy to miss, hard to read and can be deleted without warning. – terdon Jul 28 '17 at 12:24
  • Also, we need to see all the commands you ran and their output. for instance, how can we know if /dev/sdd1 is the right device file if you haven't shown us the commands you used? – terdon Jul 28 '17 at 12:25
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Only a guess: It is possible that the command: syslinux -s /dev/sdd1 has failed because the partition on the USB drive is formatted with NTFS.

In this case, you should try to re-format the partition with FAT32, with a command like mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdd1 and start with the instructions again.

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