What does your partition table for the USB stick look like? It's a little wonky, but you actually need a partition table with one partition on it for this to work.
I'm not sure what you mean. I've downloaded a virtual appliance with linux so that i can format the stick in linux. I've tried to create ONE partition with both FAT16 and FAT32 on both the linux machine and windows machine. I have also tried several different USB sticks but the the error remains.
The size of the partition was 512 MB
Can you post the 'fdisk -l' output for the disk? Also, did you run syslinux on it to install syslinux to the MBR, or did you only copy the syslinux config files?
It's booting fine, it's later in the installation that it stops. I use Unetbootin to make it bootable after format.
Device Boot Start End Blocks ID System
/Dev/SDB1 * 1 7813 500000 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
Followed the guide. Still same error.
Remember that i'm trying to install 4.1 not 4.0 that the guide was for.
In addition to this the installation (to the point where it stops) was about ten times slower ....
Vmware support provided me with a workaround:
When the error messag appear i do:
ALT + F1
Log in (root + no password)
echo "mtools_skip_check=1" >> .mtoolsrc
ALT + F2 to return to original Console window
Press Enter or wait to continue
The question now is how / where to i enter this command to automate the process ? in the ks.cfg file or in the syslinux.cfg ?
Seems like this guy tried to explain it, but i did not understand what he meant.
I guess I didn't do a good job of explaining where to put the mod.tgz in the post mentioned above ( http://benincosa.org/blog/?p=202 ). I guess I didn't think many people would run into this problem so I didn't go into much detail.
However if you check out Ivo's site here: http://www.ivobeerens.nl/?p=699 he gives you a mod.tgz that you can include and some more detailed instructions of how to create it.
Hopefully that helps!