can someone tell me any other way to make a bootable USB stick because my "Make Startup Disk" is not working, it is not loading the image after selecting the image from the usb-creator-gtk window. I have a image of ubuntu 13.04.


This method is very simple (it uses "dd" command) but please be WARNED that your USB stick existing content will be totally lost and you'll need to re-partition/re-format the stick afterwards for other purpose (file related) usage.

You should know the correct values for the following place-holders in the command below:

  • [/full/path/to/image.iso] is the full path to the Ubuntu 13.04 image;
  • [usb_device] is the name of your USB stick device (sdX - X being a, b, c - you should know it). Please make sure you CORRECTLY identify the USB stick device because otherwise you'll WIPE another disk.


sudo dd if=[/full/path/to/image.iso] of=/dev/[usb_device] bs=1M
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You can Try UNetbootin .

UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu 13.04. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

You can download it here .

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You could use live-CD of multisystem (currently it is like - in about Ubuntu 12.10) too - burn multisystem*.iso on to a CD/DVD with drag and drop e.g. in k3b or simply with wodim in terminal (download is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/multisystem/ ) :

wodim -v -eject ms*.iso

With multisystem you can place several distributions on to one usb-stick.

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