#908 Issue closed: Cannot find 'mbr.bin' on Arch Linux

Labels: bug, fixed / solved / done

turbovan opened issue at 2016-07-11 10:13:

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  • rear version (/usr/sbin/rear -V): Relax-and-Recover 1.18-git201607080200 / 2016-07-08
  • OS version (cat /etc/rear/os.conf or lsb_release -a):
    LSB Version: 1.4
    Distributor ID: Arch
    Description: Arch Linux
    Release: rolling
    Codename: n/a
  • rear configuration files (cat /etc/rear/site.conf or cat /etc/rear/local.conf):
  • Brief description of the issue
    Backup fails with following message:

$ sudo rear -v mkbackup
Relax-and-Recover 1.18-git201607080200 / 2016-07-08
Using log file: /var/log/rear/rear-localhost.log
ERROR: Could not find 'mbr.bin' in . Syslinux version 3.08 or newer is required, 4.x prefered !
Aborting due to an error, check /var/log/rear/rear-localhost.log for details

syslinux is installed:

$ syslinux --version
syslinux 6.03 Copyright 1994-2014 H. Peter Anvin et al

  • Work-around, if any

First time rear user, haven't been able to figure out a workaround

schlomo commented at 2016-07-11 10:29:

Can you please search your system for the mbr.bin file? Maybe we don't look in the right path.

turbovan commented at 2016-07-12 11:12:

Hello schlomo, it is located at:

schlomo commented at 2016-07-12 18:00:

Please check this change and let us know if it helps.

turbovan commented at 2016-07-13 07:19:

All working now, thanks!

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