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

Verdi R-D verdi at
Sat Nov 3 14:08:42 UTC 2012

Assuming libparted is working properly, I've always had good experiences
with USB Disk Creator. In fact, I prefer it over UNetBootin because it
doesn't trash the bootloader. One trick I've found to make it work better
though is to use the format tool inside the program. It seems to make it
work a little better.

Also, in newer versions of UNetBootin, I'm pretty sure that it will let you
create a persistence file (for Ubuntu distributions only however).

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*From:* "Eric" <1ballistic1 at>
*To:* "The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community" <ubuntu-ca at>
*Sent:* November 3, 2012 8:59 AM
*Subject:* Re: So, does the USB Disk Creator actually work at all?

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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