[Lubuntu-qa] USB Creator

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 04:09:25 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-02 00:07, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi,
> not something I do too often, but as there are reported issues with
> startup-disk-creator (usb-creator / usb-creator-gtk) and I've seen
> issues reported with UnetBootin I'd like to share:
> Usb creator For anyone having problems with the startup disk creator /
> unetbootin / casper (casper is the bit / system that adds persistency to
> your usb device), you could do worse than grab the deb version of
> live-usb-install. I tried it tonight with 13.10 and went without a
> hitch. It's available fromhttp://live.learnfree.eu/download
> <http://live.learnfree.eu/download>
>  that page also has further details on it. For lubuntu users, download
> the .deb file to your desktop, double click it and then GDebi will offer
> to install it. It should then appear at Menu --> System Tools.
> I'll have a further 'play' with it over the weekend, but so far, so
> good. Allows the usb stick to be created from an installer CD, an ISO on
> your hard drive or download via the internet. Hoping it is of use to people.
> Regards,
> Phill.
> -- 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw

I think that once Saucy will be released, there will be a working
version of Unetbootin for it.

usb-creator-kde is also an alternative. (Last time I tried
usb-creator-gtk it worked, but it is still flaky.)

But it is good to know, there is another alternative. I have not used
the deb version of 'live-usb-install'.

Otherwise, dd is always a good alternative for the Ubuntu 12.04+
versions. I use it with 'mkusb' to reduce the risk to write to the wrong


But if you need persistence, dd is no alternative, because it clones the
read-only file system of a CD.

Finally, the pendrivelinux method with grub 2 works well. This is what I
use in the Lubuntu fake-PAE 'grub-n-iso' method


and this works with 'all' computers to install Lubuntu 32-bit systems
(except very old pre-pentium II and very new computers with UEFI).

Best regards

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