[Grml] grml2usb, syslinux and mtools on debian squeeze

Michael Gissing m.gissing at tugraz.at
Thu Sep 2 13:26:19 CEST 2010

Hi list!

I'm using grml2usb (0.9.25) from grml repo on a Debian Squeeze system. grml2usb fails with the message

Installing syslinux as bootloader
sh: mcopy: not found
syslinux: failed to create ldlinux.sys

That's because syslinux package in Debian Squezze just 'suggests' mtools package. I filed a Bug in 
Debian BTS requesting syslinux at least to recommend mtools package but it was closed... (Bug#594331 

Maybe grml2usb could catch this error and give a more user friendly explanation why the command failed.

greetz, Michael

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=594331

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