Startup Disk Creator

Aere Greenway Aere at
Mon Jun 29 16:23:58 UTC 2015


I used to always use the Startup Disk Creator, on the basis that it is 
the official tool for making bootable USB's (and thus surely they will 
keep it working).

But it kept failing for me in each release.

For awhile, I would use the Startup Disk Creator on a Kubuntu partition, 
which seemed to work more reliably, but that was a pain to have to do it 
that way.

Finally, in the last release with it yet again not working, that was the 
'last straw' for me, and I won't use it any more.

I've had a lot better luck (though still occasional problems) with 
UNetBootIn, and I'm sure Nio's USB creator will be kept reliably working.

There comes a point, where one refuses to keep getting 'burned' over and 
over again.

- Aere

On 06/29/2015 06:09 AM, Ian Bruntlett wrote:
> Hi,
> I carry around a LinuxVoice DVD with Ubuntu / Kubuntu / Xubuntu / 
> lubuntu 14.04 on it.
> I also carry a 1GB USB flash drive so, in an emergency, I can install 
> lubuntu 14.04 LTS (32 bit). Its formatted as FAT32.
> I decided to rewrite the flash drive using a 14.04 lubuntu 32 bit 
> image. I used Startup Disk Creator and it consistently failed after I 
> typed in the (correct) password when the finally bit of writing needed 
> my password.
> I have tried checking the USB flash drive out - in particular I've 
> formatted it, copied .tar.gz files to it and checked the .tar.gzs for 
> errors. No errors there.
> Any other ideas?
> Also, after 9 months, PDFs of previous Linux Voice issues are 
> available from
> BW,
> Ian
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