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Exclamation "Missing operating system" HELP! - 01-15-2010, 04:44 PM

I had Moblin on my Mini 10v, but wanted the Ubuntu Moblin Remix instead, because it has more drivers. But when I was burning a IMG to my USB, I typed "sda" instead of "sdc", which resulted with this message on startup:

"Missing operating system.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

This product blah blah blah patents blah blah

For Realtek KTL8101E/8102E(L)/8103E(L) PCI-E Ethernet Controller v1.13 (081016)

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM."

Then it does nothing but beep when I type anything. Even if I have a bootable USB in the 10v, it jumps straight to this screen after I've chose to boot it. So I can't install a new OS.

All I really want to do now is to install XP or something. I would love if someone could help me?
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Cool 01-15-2010, 04:56 PM

1st thing I would do is verify that the UBS IS bootable, try checking it in another system.

2nd how are you trying to boot into the USB, are you going into the boot screen by hitting f2 or 0 or whatever it is on your system and choosing the Legacy USB option?

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Default 01-16-2010, 04:06 PM

happened to me a while back, i think it may be something to do with the drive itself being corrupt. to fix it i had to do several reformatting as even after a few, it still picked up the fault

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Default 01-20-2010, 10:16 PM

You wiped out the partition table of your internal disk when you copied the image to sda. I shot myself in the foot like that a while ago. Could not boot from the internal drive or any bootable USB stick. I spent a lot of time rebuilding the USB sticks. That didn't help. The boot routines all must look at the partition table of the internal drive. I had to reformat my internal drive and reload everything from scratch.

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Default 01-20-2010, 11:14 PM

the same happened to me while hackintoshing. i was freaking out... but the solution was simple. used the win7 disk to make a usb stick bootable with dos commands. then copied all of the files from the disk to the stick. i was able to boot into win7 install just fine.

see this link, Creating Bootable Vista / Windows 7 USB Flash Drive at Kevin’s Blog
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