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

Eric 1ballistic1 at
Sat Nov 3 12:59:46 UTC 2012

dont think unetbootin does persitent by default, but there's probably a
"fix" after it;s up and running
wubi still around?  that might work too

On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:06 AM, swfiua at <swfiua at> wrote:

> Sorry, that should be unetbootin
> On Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM, swfiua at <swfiua at>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>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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