[xubuntu-users] Call for testing Beta 2 - regarding upgrades

Petter Adsen petter at synth.no
Fri Apr 8 10:58:42 UTC 2016

On Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:27:10 +0100
peter at silmaril.ie wrote:

> On 2016-03-22 23:13, Peter Flynn wrote:
> [...]
> > I have three old Dell D610 laptops running 14.10 which we lend to
> > interns. They're sacrificial, so I'll see what I can do.  
> That didn't work, and I don't know why.
> I burned the xenial iso to a new usb stick but all the laptops failed
> to boot from it, saying "Boot error". I tried with both unetbootin
> and usb-creator-gtk, no difference.
> This doesn't happen with the ISOs for 13.*, 14.*, or 15.* -- that's
> what I have used on these machines to date (they're all running 15.10
> ATM).

Try just writing it with dd, that's what I've always used without

'sudo dd if=filename.iso of=/dev/whatever bs=4M'

Just make sure you get the device node right, so you don't overwrite
the wrong device. You can see which one to use with lsblk.


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