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

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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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UNetbootin not detecting mounted USB?

UNetbootin is not detecting a mounted USB, the image below shows.
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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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Make USB bootable for kali linux

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I want to make a bootable usb stick using kali iso image file for Kali Linux installation. I tried following ways: unetbootin-linux-608 - it is just writing 4 text files ...
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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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upgrade error : illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' [duplicate]

I cannot download anything or upgrade my system. I get the following error message: dpkg: file triggers record mentions illegal package name `doc-base/noawait' (for interest in file `/usr/share/doc-...
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Winusb doesn't install on Ubuntu 16

So I tried everything in the other issues about this, tried to use apt-get install -f, and it actually remove winusb package, sounds like winusb is impossible to install on ubuntu 16, I tried 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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Where is the persistent option for Startup Disk Creator in 16.04?

The Startup Disk Creator no longer shows the option to create a persistent drive. How do I get back this setting in the application?
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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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Can I install the usb-creator-gtk (linuxmint version) in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have been using the default usb-creator-gtk but due to my personal preference, I'd like to install the LinuxMint version of it. I have tried this website where it is listed (unfortunaley I couldnt ...
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Create OpenSUSE bootable USB stick from Ubuntu?

OpenSUSE documentation (https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick) explicitly states that unetbootin wont work. They recommend using ImageWriter, but I haven't found a version for Ubuntu. How can I ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T520 doesn't boot from Ubuntu 15.10 Installation USB Stick

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 15.10 from my Intenso 32GB USB-stick on my Lenovo Thinkpad T520. I created a USB-Stick with the tool linked at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-...
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Linux install on Kangaroo Plus

I am trying to use my Mac to write a boot disk for a recently purchased Kangaroo Plus computer that has no OS on it. I first used unetbootin to create a usb boot disk with ubuntu-15.04-desktop-iso and ...
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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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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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Why isn't Ubuntu delivering USB images instead of ISO ones?

So far Ubuntu (and derivatives) has been delivering ISO images to be burned onto optical media. Then there's a tool (usb-creator) to "burn" those ISOs onto USB drives. I could be wrong, but I think ...
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How to install Ubuntu off a USB?

I've tried using Startup Disk Creator, but that at first created me an invalid USB that could not boot, and later on was failing to notice the USB entirely. I tried using unetbootin, but that did not ...
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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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Broken software-center in Trusty Desktop (14.04.3)

Trouble started when I used usb-creator-gtk to create a bootable 14.04.3 USB flash drive. As the app was actually running, synaptic (v 0.81.1) was launched (not by me). Its GUI stayed on screen after ...
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Ubuntu Live USB won't boot, “Failed to load COM32 file menu.c32”

I'm hoping to revive an old netbook I have laying around by installing Linux on it. I did what I gather most of us are supposed to do: I created a Xubuntu 14.10 Live USB with Unetbootin, plugged the ...
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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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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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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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15.04 stored on usb says error found in 1 files

I'm very knew to computers in general and i am trying to learn ubuntu linux.I've been able to figure somethings out but this has got me. I don't want to load it permanently until this is fixed. ...
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How to properly format a flash drive, and use Ubuntu's USB Boot creator tool?

I constantly format my flash drive due to distro installations from a flash drive. every sigle time that i put a new distro in the flash drive using ubuntu's tool i find myself with an error when i ...
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Trying to format bootable usb on Netrunner OS

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so easy answers would be greatly appreciated. What do I do here? org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.gi._glib.GError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/...
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How to get past the Syslinux copyright screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my computer (Running Windows 7-64 bit on an Acer 5742-6331 laptop). I downloaded both 14.04.2 and 15.04. I put the 14.04 image on a USB with Universal USB Installer, ...
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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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Getting more storage from Bootable USB.

I'm trying to create a bootable USB to run Ubuntu. (As my I don't want to disrupt my current macbook partitions). Is their anyway I can get more storage within Ubuntu if I am creating a bootable USB? ...
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How to burn .raw file on USB?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to burn .raw file, its installation for OS X so it should be bootable. I need to burn it to my USB. How to do it?
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Boot configuration grub.cfg missing on 32-bit 15.04 live USB stick

After creating a live USB stick using Ubuntu's start-up drive creator, I can add the persistent parameter to the "Try Ubuntu" kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.cfg This works if I use the 64-bit image ...
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mini.iso doesn't appear in Startup Disk Creator

I am interested to make a clean install of Lubuntu Core with the mini.iso from a USB Stick. I am not interested to create a Live USB. I've done my best to add from "Other" button form the Startup ...
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How to create bootable USB using public library computer, I do not have admin privilege to download USB Creator

The title says it all. I understand that it is necessary to download creator software in order to install Ubuntu/Xubuntu on my brand new hard drive. However, the only computer I have access to is ...
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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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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 ( kubuntu-10.10-...
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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 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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Making bootable Ubuntu USBstick: fat32 or vfat?

I am trying to make a bootable USB stick, for an Ubuntu workstation, on an Ubuntu laptop. All goes well until I actually try to make the bootable stick. (Startup Disk Creator). Then (soon) it says "...
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How to download Ubuntu on a USB stick and install it alongside Windows 7? [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 make a bootable Windows 7 USB in Xubuntu 14.04.2 [duplicate]

I've tried using the dd command and Winusb but neither of them worked. I'm not sure what program I can use to make the usb bootable. I don't know if this changes anything, but this copy of the Windows ...
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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 http://www.ubuntu.com/...
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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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If I no longer have windows 8.1 .. could i install windows 8 again with the ISO? [duplicate]

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: /Users/RidgeJohnston/Downloads/...