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

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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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How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with 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 with Ubuntu/Linux?
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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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winUSB install error

While trying to install windows 7 to a usb stick I get this error during (or after) the syncing stage of winUSB. It looks like the grub-install command failed to run, this also happened when trying ...
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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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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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Run bootable ubuntu setup on ubuntu machine without internet

Referring to Accidently removed the network drivers, and more than 20 hours of fixing, I found it more quick to re-install ubuntu. Successfully created the setup by following ...
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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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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 make a Windows 7 USB on Ubuntu

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, but would also like to dual boot Windows 7 aswell mainly for games. I have downloaded a Windows 7 ISO but the Startup Disk creator will not allow me to ...
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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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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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If I no longer have windows 8.1 .. could i install windows 8 again with the ISO?

I want to be dual booted again. But this is after loosing the windows 8.1 that was preinstalled on this laptop. The only thing I run now is ubuntu, which i love. Would it be possible to go back to a ...
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How to create a bootable usb stick on OS X

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx When I get to the step of converting the .iso to an .img it continues to respond as such: " -bash: ...
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Verify Ubuntu installable USB created by usb-creator

Let's say I have an Ubuntu live USB pen drive, created using usb-creator. I want to Verify the integrity of the Ubuntu install on the pen drive (only against accidental damage, not malicious ...
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Trying to boot from USB “Scanning disc for index files…”

I'm trying to boot an Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS USB stick, and it seems it will never enter the Desktop. I'm stuck on the bootscreen, and here are the lines when I press "ESC" : stdin: Not a typewriter ...
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Can't Select Target Device on Winusb

So I just installed Winusb using the instructions from How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? but when I use the application I cannot select a target device. I have a usb that I ...
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Create a DOS bootable USB drive (16 GB)

I have two computers, both on Ubuntu, and I need to upgrade the BIOS on one of them. I can get a version of DOS and also use UNetBootin with FreeDOS, but I can't copy the BIOS firmware and flash ...
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How to Create FreeBSD 10 bootable in Ubuntu 14.04.01?

I want install FreeBSD 10 , how to create USB Bootable ? i tried Unitbooten but its Not working This Post please Help !!!
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How to switch between Fuduntu to Ubuntu?

I am using Fuduntu at the moment but i need to Switch to Ubuntu. The main thing is that i can use FreeCad and many other Soft-wares that are available in Ubuntu and not in Fuduntu .How can switch ...
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Install Ubuntu from usb-stick: Caught in endless-reboot loop

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS using the following instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStickQuick I sucessfully booted from the USB stick (installer boot menu ...
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Bootable USB drive not working, unable to access bios

I have looked through other questions and none seem to match mine so I figured I'd ask anyways. I am trying to create a bootable USB drive in Windows 8.1, and have had no luck. I am able to create ...
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unable to create usb stick for windows 7 from ubuntu 14.04

I followed the same process which mentioned in below link to create USB stick for windows: How can I create a Windows bootable USB stick with Ubuntu? But WinUSB throws following error while syncing: ...
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Ubunto download and install [duplicate]

how do I download Ubuntu onto a USB stick and can I then install alongside Windows 7. Or is it better to boot from the USB.
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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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How do I apt-get from install source?

I have Ubuntu server installed, but missed some packages I think. I used a USB stick install. If I plug that stick back in, how can I get it setup and connected as an apt-get source? I don't have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation with USB flash drive problem

I have problems while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 using USB flash drive. I tried to create bootable usb flash drive with UnetBootin and startup disk creator but when I boot from flash drive I get ...
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Cannot boot into Ubuntu (tried with 3 different USB Flash drive)

USB sticks- Generic 4GB, 2.0 ADATA Pro, 3.0 Sandisk Extreme, 3.0 Img files: 2 x ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64 (redownloaded twice, in case of corruption) 1 x ubuntu-14.10-desktop-amd64 -- current ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...
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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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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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Install Ubuntu from usb

I need to install Ubuntu server without CD/DVD driver. I have read a guide to make a bootable USB using windows, but on my other PC I have Mac OS. Can I make a bootable USB from Mac OS?
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data error in boot\grub … file broken

So I am trying to make my usb stick bootable and load ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on it. I have tried different methods, for example, I format my usb on windows to be FAT32 and then am using the Universal USB ...
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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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Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" when creating bootable USB stick [closed]

When I tried to create a bootable USB stick, appear this massege below Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" How can I create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu 14.04?
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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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usb-creator-gtk doesn't find my virtual disk. What's wrong?

I know how to create a USB stick allowing installation of Ubuntu, but now I'd like to do some tests with usb-creator. And instead of making useless writings onto my USB stick, I wanted to see how ...
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Live USB creator software [duplicate]

Is there a program that can make live USBs for any distro, iso, you get the point. I can only find ones that make live USBs for other linux distributions and none for anything else.
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isolinux folder empty every usb installer creation

I've spent the last two days exhaustively searching for an answer to this issue. It seems similar to others at first, but I assure y'all it is not quite the same. I have used unetbootin, Universal ...
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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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Does working on ubuntu in flash drive leave a trace on Hard Drive having Windows installed in it

I have installed ubuntu in Flash drive with a persistence space of 200 MB. If i boot my laptop from flash drive having ubuntu installed and do net surfing and download files on internet , will it ...
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Remove the first window when starting from usb

I burn Ubuntu in a pen-drive. But each time I start with Ubuntu I need to change the configuration and select the option that I want to try Ubuntu not install removing my laptop operative system. ...
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Unable to write usb loader to stick

Make Startup Disk fails with many line of problems with 'phyton' in it 2 dif programs react the same, ie not ready to write to usb It appear like 'phyton' code is responsible like fails to refresh ...
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Trying to download for USB installation, keep getting “Burn a CD” version

I've tried it twice now. I download the USB installer, following the web page at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows , and get a good download. So after invoking the ...
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Usb-Creator-Gtk does not let me add new ISOs! [closed]

I have got Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I wanted to create a bootable USB-Stick with Ubuntu Gnome with the usb-creator. I already had 4 ISOs loaded into usb-creator but now it does not let me add further ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Download Crashes At The End, Flashing cursor on start up

I just (tried) to install Linux/Ubuntu for the first time. I am using an Asus laptop K52Jr with windows 7 64bit on the c disk. I was happily installing Ubuntu 13.10 onto my D disk; the progress ...