The howto on LiveUSB is missing renaming of important files, thus making the USB device unbootable.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow LiveUSB howto.
2. Reboot to USB
3. Error booting system.
Follow the guide (in URL). This makes the USB-key bootable BUT it is not possible to start the OS. This due to missing files the bootloader can't run correctly.
Correcting the howto with this simple step (below) makes the USB-Key bootable and installation possible.
# cp -r /mnt/cdrom/* /mnt/usb
# mv /mnt/usb/isolinux/* /mnt/usb
# mv /mnt/usb/isolinux.cfg /mnt/usb/syslinux.cfg
NEW >>>> # mv /mnt/usb/isolinux.bin /mnt/usb/syslinux.bin <<<< NEW
# rm -rf /mnt/usb/isolinux*
Are you sure you're doing it right? What version of syslinux are you trying to install?
None of the versions I've run into so far rename the file that way.
(In reply to comment #1)
> Are you sure you're doing it right? What version of syslinux are you trying to
> None of the versions I've run into so far rename the file that way.
I tried several times to get the LiveUSB-HowTo to work. Nothing worked until changing the name of isolinux.bin.
Version of syslinux: v3.72 (latest)
Well, that's why it didn't work. You're using the unstable ~arch version, while we document only the ~stable version. We already know there are some significant changes to the ~unstable version -- not just renaming, but also changed file locations, etc.
Nothing we can do about it until it's marked stable.