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Fixed: Parted Magic 6.0 USB Boot Error

My neighbor is having computer problems so I am preparing to clone his hard drive to an external disk.  I realized my version of Parted Magic is quite old, so it was time to upgrade my USB flash drive to the new version.  After downloading the new ISO from partedmagic.com and the  UNetbootin program from unetbootin.sourceforge.net as the documentation for Parted Magic instructed.  After following the directions and making my bootable USB flash drive, I got an error.  I tried searching the internet and couldn’t find a easy solution.  I finally figured out what was wrong:

Conditions

A Windows XP Professional machine creating a Parted Magic USB Boot drive.

Symptoms

Booting from the Parted Magic 6.0 USB drive, the following error is displayed:

SYSLINUX 3.85 2010-02-20 EBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot:

Solution

It turns out the non-zipped ISO is corrupt.  Use the UNetbootin program to download the iso image or download the ISO zip file from Parted Magic’s website.

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