Ubuntu – Ubuntu 16.04 final not booting from stick: gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image


The brand new 16.04 final does not boot from USB stick:

Missing parameter in configuration file. Keyword: path
gfxboot.c32: not a COM32R image
boot :

I made a boot stick with Startup Disk Creator on 14.04 LTS on a Lenovo laptop.
I repeated this process on another computer (Gigabyte Brix) with a another 16.04 image (downloaded from another location) and a different USB stick. Also this computer didn't boot.

Upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS is probably the most common scenario. How on earth did this get through beta testing??

Edit: in 14.04 LTS there was a similar issue: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS live USB boot error

Best Answer

Press TAB when that happens (when you boot and the error message appears) and then you will be able to choose between options (live, live-install, ...). Type live, press ENTER and it will boot you into the live try from there you can install.

I just did it last night. Some kind of systemUSB issue, no idea.

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