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

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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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Win 7 to USB key installer error - why do I get an error from 7-zip? [closed]

Sorry if this is a repeat question, I've looked around the site/forum(s) and couldn't find the answer I'm looking for. I'm currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit and I DL'ed the ISO for Ubuntu ...
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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?

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 ...
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Method to create a live USB disk (with persistence) which actually works?

I've tried so many combinations - all I want is a fast Ubuntu Live USB disk with persistence that works. What I've tried so far: Using unetbootin on my Mac, choosing some "Space used to preserve ...
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How to create a bootable USB with multiple ISO images in it

What I want is to create a bootable pen drive that shows GRUB menu and I can select any of the several bootable systems from there to install/run. I have several ISO images that I want to install in ...
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Checksums do not match when creating a bootable USB stick

Since karmic koala, I can't create a bootable USB. Always the same error, it arrives to 96% and then this error " checksums do not match". Also in lucid, meerkat and natty even with fresh install. ...
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Unknown keyword in installer: Ubuntu 11.04 boot from USB

I've just downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 (Haven't we all?) and created a bootable USB with my existing 10.04LTS installation. However, when I try to boot it it gives me a message similar to: Unknown keyword ...
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Installing Ubuntu using updated Live USB

I used Ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator to make the Live USB, for recovery purposes, and update it often. I have also installed additional software from Ubuntu's Software Center. If I use that same ...
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can't install with usb pen drive, SYSLINUX problem

i'm on ubuntustudio and i want to format my hd and try kubuntu (install in my acer notebook, no partion, no double operating system problem, only istall it) i've downloaded iso file ( ...
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How to enable persistent option in disk creator?

I try to test natty alpha with usb. (my system is 10.04) But when I run disk creator I can not choose the option for persistent creation. Here on screenshots I saw that this is possible. Choosing the ...