[Grml] grml2usb, syslinux and mtools on debian squeeze

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Wed Sep 8 02:44:53 CEST 2010

* Michael Gissing <m.gissing at tugraz.at> [Don Sep 02, 2010 at 01:26:19 +0200]:

> 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 [1])

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

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

Thanks for reporting that, Michael.

We'll take care of it, I've recorded your bugreport in our BTS at:


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