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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 12:07:16 UTC 2012


Most of the linux isos are full images of the installation media I use dd
to not screw with the boot loader as unetbootin does

dd if=~/linux.iso of=/dev/sdX

sdX being the name of your usb device
On Nov 3, 2012 9:09 AM, "Verdi R-D" <verdi at azend.org> wrote:

> 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 gmail.com>
> *To:* "The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community" <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com>
> *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 gmail.com <swfiua at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> 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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