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I have an USB harddrive with NTFS (for compatibility with windows and support of large files, so FAT is not an option). I would like to use that harddrive as LiveUSB. Ubuntu help says that it is possible, but Startup Disk Creator refuses: Screenshot of Startup Disk Creator

I have set the flags on the NTFS partition to boot. Is there a mistake in the documentation, or am I missing something?

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Yes, it's possible to create a live usb with the NTFS file system to install Ubuntu, according to this article at Ubuntu Documentation, you can also use a FAT32 / FAT 16 file system.

Be sure to carefully read the article and follow the instructions step-by-step, because I tried the same with USB Stick (with the NTFS file system) and It worked correctly.

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So it just is not possible to use Startup Disk Creator (or unetbootin), do I understand it correctly, but manually, it works. –  sup Dec 2 '12 at 14:11

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