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Fixing USB Install Issues with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
Published on October 7, 2010 in Ubuntu. 2 Comments Tags: bootlogo, fix, gfxboot, maverick meerkat, ubuntu, ui, unknown keyword in configuration file.
This morning, I attempted to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from a USB drive but received an error message to my disdain. After using the USB Startup Disk Creator to create a bootable USB installer, I rebooted only to be confronted with the following fatal error message: “Unknown keyword in configuration file”. Here’s a fix for it (thanks to JackNocturne):
NOTE: This has only been tested and reported as working on the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 10.10. Compatibility issues have been reported with the 64-bit version.
1. Using the USB Startup Disk Creator, make a bootable USB disk with the latest Ubuntu 10.10 .ISO.
2. Once the process is complete, browse to the root directory of the USB disk, click on the /syslinux folder, and open the file entitled syslinux.cfg.
3. Using a text/code editor, find the line:
ui gfxboot bootlogo
4. Change it to:
5. Save the file and reboot to test — it should work now.