A tool to take Ubuntu CDs and ISO files and write them in a usable form to USB disks.

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Running Ubuntu on 16GB Thumb drive [duplicate]

I'm brand new- An Ubuntu convert- and I've been able to so far figure out how to burn the OS onto a DVD, and also how I can get it onto a thumb drive. I've even gotten it to work on both. However, ...
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Can't install from bootable USB or ISO for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Booting from USB flashdrive fails in my attempts to replace Win7 Home Premium which has two partitions, C: and D:, on my hard drive. I also attempted the boot from USB (in all the USB slots I have) ...
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creating a bootable iso for windows [duplicate]

Hey guys I've been trying for the last 3 hours to work out how to get WinUSB to get this onto my USB but it keeps giving me failed when I try I thought it was permissions so I tried chmod 777 but ...
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Creating a bootable USB Stick using OS X without sudo

I'm using OS X Mavericks and I have downloaded Ubuntu. I wish to use it as a USB stick, but I do not have sudo admin rights. Is there any other way to install it?
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Multiple casper-rw partitions for LiveUSB persistence?

So I have a bunch of small flash drives around 4 gbs or so. 4 gbs is not enough space for me to store all my files in my persistent liveusb. So is it possible to set up multiple casper-rw partitions ...
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“system policy prevents installing the bootloader” [duplicate]

I am running usb-creator-gtk. After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". Why does it say this? I am not trying to modify my system. I am creating a bootable ...
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Using startup disk creator in ubuntu to create a Windows bootable USB [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows on another computer. I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my computer. I downloaded the iso and have it on my computer ( which has Ubuntu 13.10). The file is named w8.iso . I've tried ...
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USB Startup Disk Creator doesn't open!

I have a problem. I am trying to open USB Startup Disk Creator (System>Administration>USB Startup Disk Creator) but it doesn't open. What should i do to open it? Please help me!!!
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How to create a Windows Bootable USB? [duplicate]

How to make a bootable USB. I am using UBUNTU 13.04 LTS and want to make a bootable usb to install windows Suggest any Ubuntu based usb creators to make a bootable Windows Flash drive.
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I can´t install Ubuntu using USB [duplicate]

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from this site, I use a Universal USB Installer to create my bootable USB, when I boot and follow the steps until the one that says "Your Lap has currently ...
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How can I install persistent Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

i can't install persistent ubuntu 13.04 on my 4gb using Universal usb installer. it acts as live usb not persistent usb it gives me setup every boot. i used to install persistent ubuntu using ...
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How to install Ubuntu in USB to boot in a Mac system?

Hello everyone I have a quick question. I'm interested in Ubuntu and would like to put Ubuntu on a 32GB USB drive I have so I can boot it on my mac 10.8.4. I don't have room on my local drive at the ...
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Cannot find the .iso file to create a live USB disk

Hi, it may be obvious once you have read this but I am new to using Ubuntu 13.04. I have got it up and running, and I've been online so far so good. I am now trying to create a bootable USB stick, ...
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Create Bootable USB stick via Terminal [duplicate]

Besides creating bootable USB stick via Startup Disk Creator and it always error, alternativelty, how to create bootable USB stick via Terminal?
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USB boot doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB stick and tried to boot it on my PC, but when I did this all that happend was a flickering appearing, going on and on and on. Nothing happens. What can I do about ...
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How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick using Ubuntu?

I'd like to create a Windows 8 bootable USB stick, but I don't have a Windows machine with me to do so. So how do I do it using Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't boot from usb [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition. Used Universal USB installer to create a bootable USB. Restarted with the USB plugged in. Pressed F10 and selected Sony (my pendrive model). System restarted ...
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How do I make a disc image with all files and apps? [duplicate]

Ok, I wiped my HD, installed 12.04, installed all my apps, music, etc and have my OS exactly where I want it and would like to make an exact bootable image of everything to a 32G thumb drive so that I ...
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Failed to get canonical path of /cow

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 for quite some time, and passing hurdles one by one. Now I am in a situation as follows. I have got a PC and 10 GB HDD which will be totally dedicated to Ubuntu so ...
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I get several “broken file” errors when creating my boot stick

While creating my boot stick I get 199 separate errors during the ISO extracting process that all say data error in (insert file name here) file is broken then it sticks on 99% of the ISO extraction ...
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Running ubuntu on usb

I'm about to install ubuntu onto my thumbdrive, and want to run ubuntu 12.1 from this thumbdrive. I have made a list of steps and would like to know if they're correct. If any of them are incorrect ...
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How to burn iso of a program on USB?

I want to burn the iso of a program (specifically the MatLab iso) on to a USB stick with ubuntu. just to make it clear what? burn iso of program where? on USB stick using which OS? ...
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Boot from Live CD, then install from USB stick? (because CDROM drive extremely slow/faulty)

I am trying to install Xubuntu on an old PC with: A USB port that can't boot, but otherwise works fine. A CDROM drive that can boot, but is extremely slow and fails often. I created a USB stick ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.10 from USB key on Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 (2012 model)

I'm new in the Linux community and thus, I wanted to try Ubuntu 12.10 by using a USB flash drive boot (used with LiLi Creator). I installed the ISO file using LiLi Creator on the USB key, but when ...
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How to create a OS X Mountain Lion Bootable USB drive on Ubuntu?

I already know how to do it on Mac OS X (plenty of instructions online). But is it possible to do it on Ubuntu? If yes, how?
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cannot mount /dev/loop1 on /cow

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.10 64bit using a liveUsb and I got this message : cannot mount /dev/loop1 on /cow which shows up after clicking on "try Ubuntu before installing" or install Ubuntu". ...
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Create a bootable image on a Mac OSX to install Ubuntu on a Windows machine

Title says it all - as you can imagine, searching for the answer I have here is utterly impossible to find anything online...I tried this: ...
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Kubuntu with AMD Sempron

I want to install Kubuntu on a USB stick to run on my Acer Aspire 1362WLD laptop with an AMD Sempron 2800+ chip (I think it is 32-bit), also running Windows XP Home - which ISO/torrent should I use? ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick?

I am looking at this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu I need to create a boot disk to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on a PC (Compaq Mini CQ10-120LA) I was ...
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Problems with run from USB installation creation and lack of option to run from USB

I wanted to use and try Ubuntu from a USB flash drive so I used the Universal USB installer from PenDriveLinux. I selected ubuntu-12.04.1-alternate-amd64.iso since I have a 64bit processor on an HP ...
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Ubuntu installation on Windows , I can't find my way back.

So recently I have installed Ubuntu as an OS in addition to my Windows because it looked good and I have used it in the past and I liked it. Before I installed Ubuntu, they (the website) have given me ...
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Why does integrity check fail for the 12.04.1 Alternate ISO?

I have followed various recommendations from the Ubuntu Documentation to create a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive using the 12.04.1 Alternate install ISO-file for 64-bit PC. But the integrity test of ...
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Changes are persistent on a bootable USB flash drive?

I consider to create a bootable pendrive with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I wonder if all changes that will be made are persistent? If I install an application, will it be also available after OS reboot? Will ...
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Why isn't writing the ISO image to my USB flash drive working?

I have a 8GB flash drive, and another 1GB flash drive that contains an ISO file of Xubuntu 12.04. I am trying to write this ISO image on to my 8GB drive, so that I can boot into it and install Xubuntu ...
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Startup Disk Creator Uncaught Exception Error

When creating a boot-able USB or LiveUSB with Startup Disk creator in Ubuntu 12.04, the following error message appears: Installation Failed An uncaught exception was raised: Invalid version string ...
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Problems with making a bootable USB Drive on a Mac

I am following these instructions to create a Bootable USB Drive for me Mac and this is the output I get on step 8. new-host:~ Jason$ sudo dd if=/Users/Jason/Desktop/ubuntu-12.04-desktop-amd64.dmg ...
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Why isn't Startup Disk Creator working in 12.04?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick (7.5G) for Ubuntu 12.04 (x86_64) from another Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 PC. I downloaded the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425). When ...
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Installed Ubuntu sucssessfully, but now won't boot

My windows Vista had some issues and would freeze after few minutes each time. So decided to install Ubuntu. First copied the ubuntu .iso file to a USB drive and tried to install - did not work . ...
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What to do when a bootable USB stick doesn't work properly?

Currently I have Ubuntu 11.10 as an OS and I want Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I made a bootable USB stick with the program Startup disk creator. Everything went well (I chose the language, and then I chose ...
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I put ubuntu live USB to laptop and nothing happened

as the title says..I created it, don't know if right. It doesn't do anything. what should I do? Thanks..(I have some grub problems)
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How to fix syslinux error creating a bootable USB stick in Windows?

I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I am trying to create a bootable USB drive using the universal USB installer. However, I keep getting the message: An error(1) occurred while executing ...
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Cannot boot without USB stick after successful install

I installed Ubuntu yesterday via a bootable USB drive, created with unetbootin. Everything went very well, but now the computer does not boot unless the USB drive is plugged in. If it's not, then when ...
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Only I can initiate ubuntu 12.04 in my notebook, only if I place the memory USB with which I installed it

I installed ubuntu 12.04 from a memory USB, but now to be able to initiate my computer I must place the memory USB, if a black screen does not remain with a script blinking. I reinstalled it to see if ...
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Undo zcat to Internal HDD and recover the Data

I wanted to made a USB Ubuntu installer via zcat, because the T61s of my Dad don't have a CD Drive. So i used "sudo zcat boot.img.gz > /dev/sdb" But i forgot to change the sdb to sdc and overwrite my ...
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preserve my downloads [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? I use a USB drive to boot Ubuntu and when I download my preferred language it isn't kept for me to the next time I boot Ubuntu, so ...
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Is there a command-line alternative to usb-creator-gtk?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB stick of ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso using usb-creator-gtk on my ThinkPad X220. Usb-creator-gtk appears to work OK, but the resulting stick fails to boot either ...
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How to put .iso file to USB? [duplicate]

I want to try out Linux Mint. I am on Ubuntu 11.10 now. How can I mount .iso file on USB? And also, will my other files disappear in USB when I mount it? Thank you.
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How can I use my usb hdd as a live installer without formatting it all?

I have some unpartioned space on my usb HDD and I would like to use that space to setup a live ubuntu installation partition. I have a lot of data in other partitions that I want to keep, so I cannot ...
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Does usb creator support DVD ISOs?

I'm trying to make a bootable flash drive using usb-creator. My iso file is a DVD iso. When I choose the ISO it doesn't appear on the source list. No error, just nothing happens. On the file type ...
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Why does usb-creator-gtk require root access?

When you want to create a bootable usb memory stick, then you must identify as a sudoer. Why is that? I have no difficulty understanding why unprivileged users shouldn't be allowed to fiddle with the ...