Fwd: new install with unetbootin

Erick Brunzell lbsolost at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 14 12:45:39 UTC 2013


On 07/14/2013 07:22 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Sorry, forgot to include the list!
>
>
> On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Erick Brunzell <lbsolost at yahoo.com
> <mailto:lbsolost at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 07/14/2013 05:59 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>>
>     I've not encountered any issues with UNetbootin either in 13.04 or
>     the current Saucy dev cycle. No doubt we should ask to get
>     "ubuntu-gnome" added to the list of available distros, but
>     UNetbootin should be able to install almost any downloaded iso to
>     any functional flash drive.
>
>     That said I'm particularly concerned about your recommendation of
>     using "dd". It earned it's nickname of Disk Destroyer very honestly!
>
>     If someone is having trouble finding the proper location of a
>     downloaded iso in order to use UNetbootin they're just as likely
>     to get confused with "dd" which could result in disastrous
>     consequences!
>
>     Lance
>
>
>
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1201091
>
> And allow me to put it this way:
>
> FOR ME, only the 'dd' approach has worked to create a LiveUSB. Both
> UNetbootin and USB Disk Creator failed.
>
> With good guidance, one should not worry too much from 'dd'. Teach
> them the right way, no errors should occur :)
>
> Write a note that "be extra careful when you use the dd command" is a
> very good idea :)
>
> Not to mention, there is now a GUI way:
> http://www.ubuntugeek.com/gdiskdump-gui-for-diskdump-dd.html
>
> Thank you!
>
I'd intended to keep this personal but since you decided to include the
"list" I have no choice but to point out that you recently had trouble
locating a current iso yourself:

https://lists.launchpad.net/lubuntu-qa/msg02784.html

Had you been using "dd' you could easily have lost data!

Lance


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