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Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 07:13
by THX1138
It looks to me like someone screwed up the magic inside "Porteus-installer-for-Windows" which is inside the boot folder of the Porteus image. Why is "D:\Windows" being given as a command? Windows happens to be on my C: drive, not that "C:\Windows" is a valid internal or external command, operable program or batch file either.

Porteus-KDE-v3.2.2-x86_64

The partition layout of the device to which I'm installing is: one FAT32 partition of 925 MB.

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                        _.====.._
                      ,:._       ~-_
                          '\        ~-_
                            \        \\.
                          ,/           ~-_
                 -..__..-''   PORTEUS   ~~--..__

==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==--==


Installing Porteus to I:\
Make sure I: is the right partition before proceeding.

Press any key to continue, or kill this window [x] to abort...
'D:\Windows' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Installation failed.
Please ask for help on the Porteus forum: www.porteus.org/forum
and provide information about the filesystem type to which you are installing
and the partition layout for the device to which you are installing.

Press any key to exit...

Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 14:31
by Ed_P
hmmmm IMO Either the ISO you downloaded is corrupted or your Windows system has a security app or setting interfering with the Porteus install.

What key did you press when asked to "continue"?

Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 14:34
by THX1138
The same thing happens regardless whether I use the Tab, X, L or SPACE keys. It worked fine when I plugged the USB drive into my Win 7 laptop, however.

The MD5 hash for the ISO matches.

Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 16:08
by Ed_P
Wow! Very strange. Glad the flash drive boots for you. :) And NO idea what's causing the d:/windows error.

Do you have a D: drive per chance.

Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 00:38
by brokenman
I'd love to see the windows installer rewritten if anyone has the skillz.

Error in Porteus-installer-for-Windows prevents making bootable USB

Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 16:08
by Ed_P
What skills are required?

Another option could be to make the Windows install a txt file with instructions to use Easy2Boot. :good:

http://rmprepusb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02 ... un-it.html



(Updated to support 3.2.2 also :happy62: )