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Ubuntu 9.10 Multipass Problem!


cmurphy2266
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Hi, I'm trying to get Ubuntu 9.10 working for my multipass. I was having the BT4 problem before, and I followed the guide in this thread (http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?showtopic=15455).

Once I changed the information to get backtrack 4 working in the menu.lst, I added the code in that thread for Ubuntu. I followed the intructions to just put the ISO in the folder, "bootUbuntu". The directories are all correct, but when I go to boot ubuntu, it gives me this error, Error 60: File for drive emulation must be in one contiguous disk area. I understand the concept of a contiguous disk. I'm not sure if i'm missing any files or not, because the BT4 casper file is in the root directory, and other than that, the only other ubuntu file I have is the 9.10 ISO.

Thank You for the help

-cory

ps. I've read that I need to use contig.exe. I'm not really sure how to use it, also I'm confused about what it's going to do. It's suppose to make a contiguous iso, but It says it's a defragmentation program?

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Try booting directly off the ISO.

Add this to menu.lst, after copying the ubuntu iso and renaming it to ubuntu910.iso:

### Ubuntu 9.10 x86 LiveCD ###
title Ubuntu 9.10
find --set-root /ubuntu910.iso
map /ubuntu910.iso (0xff)
map --hook
root (0xff)
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu910.iso quiet splash locale=en.UTF-8 --
initrd /casper/initrd.lz
boot

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I'm reformatting and reinstalling grub now. I just had a quick question, I had to use an unofficial version of PeToUSB so I could format and not get the Error[11].

here is the software.... http://ezyuzin.livejournal.com/2729.html

and I found the information in this thread... http://forums.hak5.org/index.php?showtopic...mp;#entry152973

I'm not sure if that could be a cause of my problems or not. It formats it in NTFS, but I just formatted it to FAT32 after.

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Okay, thank you for the help. I'm having another problem with DBAN. I have it set up like everyone else...

title DBAN

kernel /memdisk

initrd /dban.img

but when I go to boot it, it starts booting, but then it tells me that dban no longer supports booting directly from a floppy image.

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