Still unsolved bug here and bug -report here, bug in 12.04 and apparently in many other versions. How can I create an bootable USB -stick with Ubuntu?

  • ok I tried these methods: 1. I installed it in 12.04 because if I use 12.10 I would face some proeblems - did not work 2. I used Ubuntu 12.10.ios to see if I have the same error- worked no errors 3. changing usb - did not try 4. Using unitbootin - trying now 5. md5sum was -Correct
    – Suhaib
    Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 21:41
  • I tried no 3. and the same thing. Not working tried no. 4 worked but I had some problems when I go through the installation process.
    – Suhaib
    Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 22:48

4 Answers 4


You could try using UNetbootin, the Ubuntu package is called unetbootin.

  • Not working for Windows XP
    – kode
    Commented Aug 26, 2014 at 19:11
  • 1
    Could you be more specific, please?
    – bseibold
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 6:56

I have no idea what is the problem with the GUI -wrapper but this should work in Ubuntu, it works in Debian.

Check up the sdNUMBER and then as a root overwrite the stick, be sure that you overwrite the right stick!

$ dmesg|grep sd|less
# cat debian.iso > /dev/sdX
# sync

More here.

Example: notice like sdb, not like sdb1

    $ sudo su
    # root@xyz:/home/xyz# cat /home/xyz/Documents/Distros/debian-6.0.5-i386-netinst.iso >/dev/sdb
  • 4
    ...this worked fine, the iso -file comes with the bootloader -- fed up to Ubuntu's bugs so switched to Debian.
    – hhh
    Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 5:37

For any Linux , Make Boot able USB drive with Unetbootin. Provide .iso image path and click write. ( Don't need to select even Linux and versions).


This worked in my case:

sudo dd if=ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdb
  • 1
    If you would use an Ubuntu ISO file in your command,your answer would be on topic. As it was, not so much. Just my 2 cents - corrected.
    – Elder Geek
    Commented Jul 2, 2015 at 2:05
  • Sorry, it was debian originally. I think I copied the wrong filename. Commented Jul 3, 2015 at 12:15

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