So, does the USB Disk Creator actually work at all?

swfiua at gmail.com swfiua at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 11:06:52 UTC 2012


Sorry, that should be unetbootin

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM, swfiua at gmail.com <swfiua at gmail.com> wrote:

> I had trouble a while back with the disk creator, an alternative is
> unetbootlin.
>
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Brian Burger <blurdesign at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Past 0300 Friday night/Saturday morning here in BC, and I'm still trying
>> to get Ubuntu 12.10's USB Disk Creator to actually, you know, create a damn
>> USB disk. On Sunday I'm off for a two-week work assignment in Fort McMurray
>> with a Win7 netbook a friend has been kind enough to loan me, given that
>> taking my usual Ubuntu desktop computer is kind of impractical. I'd rather
>> not be stuck in someone else's Win7 install, though, so I fired up the USB
>> Disk Creator to make a persistant Live USB key.
>>
>> I've tried three different USB keys (one 2GB, two different 4GB), both
>> FAT32 & FAT16 formatting, and re-downloaded the ISO twice (one straight
>> download, one by torrent for the extra error-checking capability of the
>> torrent protocol) and for the first few failures it threw an error message
>> up and then fell over gracelessly; now it just seems to fall over
>> gracelessly.
>>
>> I've tried at least eight attempts, not one of which has resulted in a
>> bootable USB key. The ISO is fine, the USB keys are known to work and one
>> of them is brand-new, bought just this Friday afternoon.
>>
>> I pick up the loaner netbook sometime Saturday and fly out Sunday
>> midday... anyone got any ideas or had any luck with actually getting a
>> usable LiveUSB in 12.10? I'm not much looking forward to being stuck with
>> Win7 and stuck in Fort Mac at the same time...
>>
>> Brian
>>
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