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I'm trying to create a bootable clonezilla usb with tuxboot, the application that is recommended by clonezilla site. I installed it via Ubuntu PPA and follow the instructions on the site to put files on usb. Everything went well and then I restarted the system. Now when I'm trying to boot from usb it says: "This is not a bootable disk. Please insert a bootable floppy and press any key to try again ..." What is causing this problem?

I really appreciate any help you can provide. My laptop model is Dell studio-1558 and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04

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Clonezilla live USB works very well with UNetbootin from the Ubuntu Software Center. Clonezilla is on UNetbootin's list of compatible distros. You should reformat the USB flash drive as FAT32 in Gparted first if you have ever used the USB flash drive to boot a Linux distro. –  karel Jun 6 '14 at 9:08
    
Or you can also try MultiSystem at liveusb.info - which IMHO is the best when it comes to Live USB creation. –  Sadi Jun 6 '14 at 9:15
    
@karel: Thank you very much, it works now!:) I don't know why they recommend using Tuxboot instead of UNetbootin!? In fact UNetbootin is "Not Recommended"! –  Feanor Jun 7 '14 at 15:12
    
@Sadi: Thanks for your suggestion. I'll give it a try! ;) –  Feanor Jun 7 '14 at 15:21
    
I think UNetbootin is a good application. The only thing I can think of that's wrong with UNetbootin is that it leaves behind boot information on the flash drive which can cause boot problems if you try to put a different Linux live distro on the flash drive unless you first reformat the flash drive before you use UNetbootin again to write a live operating system to that flash drive. –  karel Jun 7 '14 at 15:48

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Clonezilla live USB works very well with UNetbootin from the Ubuntu Software Center. Clonezilla is on UNetbootin's list of compatible distros. You should reformat the USB flash drive as FAT32 in GParted first if you have ever used the USB flash drive to boot a Linux distro.

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Then why is Tuxboot recommended instead? –  Pacerier May 1 at 13:54
    
If the official clonezilla.org website recommends Tuxboot instead of UNetbootin instead I'm sure they have good reasons why they do so, possibly because UNetbootin has a built-in option to download a very out-of-date version of Clonezilla for you. However UNetbootin works just fine if you manually download the latest version of Clonezilla and in addition it automatically configures Clonezilla to run completely from RAM. In addition UNetbootin is from the default Ubuntu repos, so it's easier to install than Tuxboot, and I prefer to install apps from the Ubuntu Software Center whenever possible –  karel May 1 at 14:27
    
Since Tuxboot is the recommended option, doesn't it have a higher chance of being stable/compatible? –  Pacerier May 24 at 15:42
    
I prefer installing software from the Ubuntu Software Center to installing software from other sources. If I need to install as root a bunch of packages that I'm not sure about, I will install them in a virtual machine. Clonezilla works perfectly when installed to a USB stick using UNetbootin, so to me the burden of proof is on Tuxboot to demonstrate that it will work better for me than UNetbootin, no matter what the Clonezilla website says about Tuxboot being the recommended option. –  karel May 24 at 16:00

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