Universal Netboot Installer

unetbootin claims windows compatibility problem

Reported by Gyorgy Nemeth on 2010-03-16
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Bug Description

I try to install a distribution (Archlinux) from diskimage (iso) from Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit version).
After unpacks the iso and c:\unetbin is created I get an error Window, the title is:
C:\unetbin\emtxfile.exe
The message (in Hungarian - I use Hungarian locale) is:
"A file verziója nem kompatibilis a Windows verziójával. A számítógép rendszeradatai között tekintse meg, hogy a program x86 (32 bites) vagy x64 (64 bites) verziójára van-e szükség, majd lépjen kapcsolatba a szoftver gyártójával"

It is the most current version 4.19. I tried it with other distributions (ubuntu netinstall) and the message is the same. If I start the emtxfile.exe manually, the message is the same. I have an older unetbootin version (3.77), I tried, and the result is the same. It's strange because I used the version 3.77 earlier without problem. The windows 7 is fully updated (and of course is legal). I suspect that perhaps a windows update changed the windows in some way (because the older version is worked before).

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

I assume you're using the Hard Drive install mode? Your 32-bit Windows seems to be getting detected as 64-bit, since something is going wrong when bcdedit is called. Would you mind opening a command line, with admin privileges (run as administrator), and post the output of "bcdedit"?

Gyorgy Nemeth (friczy) wrote :

It's a Home Premium version, my user has administrator privilege (at least Windows says this). But when I try to run bcdedit it says access denied.
(Nem sikerült megnyitni a rendszerindítási konfiguráció adattárát. A hozzáférés megtagadva).

Gyorgy Nemeth (friczy) wrote :

Ok. I found the run as system administrator in the context menu. I tried again, opened the command prompt as adminstrator, it says: Opening the startup configuration data is unsuccessful. The system cannot find the given file (nem sikerült megnyitni a rendszerindítási konfiguráció adattárát. A rendszer nem találja a megadott fájlt)

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

You apparently didn't open the command line with administrator privileges; see instructions at http://www.blogsdna.com/2168/windows-7-how-to-open-elevated-command-prompt-with-administrator-privileges.htm

Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

Oh sorry, didn't see your previous message. Anyhow, it seems like the boot directory is missing; does there exist a directly C:\Boot or anything, if you show hidden files?

On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:14 PM, Geza Kovacs <email address hidden> wrote:
> Oh sorry, didn't see your previous message. Anyhow, it seems like the
> boot directory is missing; does there exist a directly C:\Boot or
> anything, if you show hidden files?

I have c:\Boot directory and also a BCD file in it. It's funny because
the date of the file is 14. March 2010 11:13. At that time I didn't do
anything with the machine except switching it on an booting. I suppose
it corrupted somehow (though I don't have problems with the booting at
all)

--
Friczy

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