cant boot xbuntu, get message failed to load ldlinux.c32

Asked by RON OBAS on 2020-02-11

cant boot xbuntu, get message failed to load ldlinux.c32 appeates on usb boot. i have an old amd turion gateway computer.
tried a usb with xbuntu on it that i boufgt and a usb with a free iso image. got same message with both.

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How are you putting the ISO onto the USB, please?

RON OBAS (stryker212) said : #2

BURNED ISO ONTO THE USB WITH RUFUS [ ISO BURNING SOFTWARE ], XBUNTU USB I BOUGHT, ALREADY HAD THE ISO BURNED ON IT READY FOR LINUX LIVE AND INSTALLATION BUT NEITHER WORKED. GOT THE ABOVE MESSAGE. I BURNED BIONIC DISTRO TO USB MYSELF. ANY HELP APPRECIATED. WOULD LIKE TO REVITALIZE MY OLD COMPUTER.

You don't burn an ISO to USB its a magnetic media. You burn a CD because the laser used to write the data is more intense than the one used to read it.

Please don't post in all caps. It's harder to read and looks like you are SHOUTING.

Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded or did you let Rufus download the file for you?

RON OBAS (stryker212) said : #5

sorry, i like to type in caps, it's my style. its my understanding you don't copy an iso to usb you "burn" it. i thought that was the terminology. oops, my bad, you're right you don't burn an iso image you "write" one to usb. rufus is designed to format and create a bootable USB drives for a large variety of ISOs. sorry don't know what an mds test is, tried to google it , couldn't find any soft ware to do the test. downloaded another copy of ubuntu 18.04, first distro was "bionic beaver ". tried writing another iso image with rufus options, fat32, fat [ default ] and ntfs. nothing worked. got same ldlinux.c32 message continuously. gave up on usb installation. burned an iso image on dvd. no problems, installation slow but a success at last. thanks for your help !

bernard stafford (bernard010) said : #6

You have a downloaded .iso The very easiest method is using Etcher. Which verifies the .iso install on a USB,
   https://www.balena.io/etcher/
Download and install for any OS.

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