usb-creator-* fails with message cannot install bootloader

Bug #1502821 reported by Jan Bertran on 2015-10-05
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

it looks for files into directory /usr/lib/syslinux/ but (in ubuntu Wily) the correct path is

A workaround is a symbolic link (cd /usr/lib/; sudo ln -s SYSLINUX syslinux)
and it works

--- Logging error ---
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/usbcreator/", line 257, in install_bootloader
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/", line 70, in __call__
    return self._proxy_method(*args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/", line 145, in __call__
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/", line 651, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.usbcreator.misc.USBCreatorProcessException: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/", line 707, in _message_cb
    retval = candidate_method(self, *args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/share/usb-creator/usb-creator-helper", line 231, in InstallBootloader
    'bs=446', 'count=1', 'conv=sync'])
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/usbcreator/", line 174, in popen
    raise USBCreatorProcessException(err)
usbcreator.misc.USBCreatorProcessException: dd: failed to open '/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin': No such file or directory

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package usb-creator - 0.2.67ubuntu1

usb-creator (0.2.67ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium

  * Add missing dependency on syslinux-common to find mbr.bin (LP: #1502821)

 -- Adam Conrad <email address hidden> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:33:47 +0100

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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