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

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

Post#1 by THX1138 » 10 Sep 2017, 07:13

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...

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

Post#2 by Ed_P » 10 Sep 2017, 14:31

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

Post#3 by THX1138 » 11 Sep 2017, 14:34

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.

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 11 Sep 2017, 16:08

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.
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Post#5 by brokenman » 14 Sep 2017, 00:38

I'd love to see the windows installer rewritten if anyone has the skillz.
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Post#6 by Ed_P » 14 Sep 2017, 16:08

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: )
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