Category Archives: Linux

mboot.c32 error when installing Xenserver from usb

Recently while installing Xenserver in my home lab I received the following error when booting the memory key and was left with little help from google.

mboot.c32: not a COM32R image

Having followed the instructions exactly from here I couldn’t understand where i was going wrong. I had downloaded the latest copy of syslinux (4.04) and I was receiving the above error despite what boot option i tried. I then noticed my error lower in the comments suggesting I try syslinux version 3.86, which resulted in a flat out “boot error” before even loading the xenserver boot menu.

This may seem like a no brainer to the strong linux guys, but to the rest of us this was quite an annoying little problem. After much head scratching and troubleshooting, the simple and easy solution was to browse into my latest copy of downloaded syslinux > com32 > mboot

copy the mboot.c32 file, then paste it onto the root of the memory key, replacing the existing file:


Once you’ve done the above, reboot the host and try booting from the key again. It should be plain sailing from here.

Dell D410 Touchpad on FC9

Couldnt get the touchpad working for weeks, after much digging around it finally works, below is the
xorg.conf i used to get it working:

# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section “ServerLayout”
Identifier     “single head configuration”
Screen      0  “Screen0″ 0 0
InputDevice    “Keyboard0″ “CoreKeyboard”
InputDevice    “Mouse2″ “CoreMouse”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”
#       Option      “Device” “/dev/input/event3″
#       Option      “MaxTapTime” “0”
Identifier  “Mouse2″
Driver      “synaptics”
Option        “Protocol” “auto-dev”
Option        “SendCoreEvents”
Option        “SHMConfig” “yes”
Option        “TapButton1″ “1”
Option        “TapButton2″ “2”
Option        “Emulate3Buttons” “yes”
Option        “LeftEdge” “120”
Option        “RightEdge” “830”
Option        “TopEdge” “120”
Option        “BottomEdge” “600”
Option        “FingerLow” “14”
Option        “FingerHigh” “15”
# Set MaxTapTime to 0 to disable tapping
Option        “MaxTapTime” “180”
Option        “MaxTapMove” “110”
Option        “VertScrollDelta” “20”
Option        “HorizScrollDelta” “20”
Option        “AccelFactor” “0.030”
Option        “MinSpeed” “0.5”
Option        “MaxSpeed” “1.0”
EndSection

Section “InputDevice”

# keyboard added by rhpxl
Identifier  “Keyboard0″
Driver      “kbd”
Option        “XkbModel” “pc105″
Option        “XkbLayout” “gb”
EndSection

Section “Device”
Identifier  “Videocard0″
Driver      “intel”
EndSection

Section “Screen”
Identifier “Screen0″
Device     “Videocard0″
DefaultDepth     24
SubSection “Display”
Viewport   0 0
Depth     24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Expanding – To the dark side.

Well I’ve finally done what I’ve tried countless times, I’ve installed Linux on my Home PC.

Normally when i attempt this, i get as far as installing the operating system to the point that i get to the desktop… then i give up because the wireless drivers aren’t native! But not this time :)

Well to be honest it wasnt that I sat down and worked really hard to get the drivers working, good ole fedora had the dell D410 drivers installed natively! great success! I decided on Fedora simply because after my CCNA next month my next exam will be a redhat exam, and seeing as Redhat is no longer free to download and use fedora was the next best thing. I’m loving this operating system, clean fresh and easy…ish to use.

Nothing like sitting infront of a computer and being an absolute expert, to sitting infront of my new laptop and feeling like a complete, and utter failure. See you in the fedora forums really soon, asking really stupid questions.