Booting from USB, bootmgr not found

Asked by Seafarer on 2010-12-28

Created a bootable USB drive with Linux Mint iso using unetbootin. When I attempt to boot from drive, receive error message "bootmgr not found." I am confused, I am not trying to boot into Windows (BIOS correctly states booting order to begin with "External Device.") so why is system looking for "bootmgr?" I have read all instructions on how to correct the problem but the writers are assuming I am trying to boot into Windows! When I remove the USB, Windows itself boots with no problems.

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UNetbootin Edit question
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Solved by:
Geza Kovacs
Solved:
2010-12-30
Last query:
2010-12-30
Last reply:
2010-12-29
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

The USB on which you boot, has its own boot loader, to launch Linux Mint installer.

Seafarer (sign-up-email) said : #2

Not much value if it doesn't work, is it? Please reread question.

 "...so why is system looking for "bootmgr?" I have read all instructions on how to correct the problem but the writers are assuming I am trying to boot into Windows! When I remove the USB, Windows itself boots with no problems."

The USB loader should be completely ignoring Windows, as if no previous OS was on the computer. If this is a problem specifically with Linux Mint, I really don't have a preference as to which distro I put on the USB. However, it should not be looking for a "bootmgr."

Best Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) said : #3

It sounds like your USB drive is formatted as NTFS. Try reformatting it as FAT32, and run UNetbootin again.

Seafarer (sign-up-email) said : #4

Thanks Geza Kovacs, that solved my question.