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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

54
votes
4answers
109k views

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?
36
votes
7answers
53k views

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 ...
18
votes
5answers
26k views

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 ...
14
votes
3answers
34k views

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 ...
13
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
6
votes
6answers
5k views

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. ...
5
votes
3answers
21k views

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?
4
votes
7answers
29k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
5answers
33k views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
677 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
16k views

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 ...
3
votes
4answers
24k views

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 ( ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

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". ...
2
votes
2answers
791 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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? ...
2
votes
3answers
768 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
27k views

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.
1
vote
2answers
413 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
116 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
149 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
417 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
61 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
572 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
784 views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
103 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
318 views

“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 ...
0
votes
1answer
412 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
386 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
396 views

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 ...