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Start-up Disk Creator converts a USB key or SD card into a volume from which you can start up and run Ubuntu.

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Could not write the disk image (/media/hack_den/Alpha_0419/data/distro/tuxlinux-x86-dist.iso) to the device (/dev/sdd)

I am trying to create bootable-disk of Tux Linux through startup disk creator. However, I am getting this error (also given in title) screenshot What can I do? Please help
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How can I copy/move the contents of my home using a startup disk?

My laptop is running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I updated the software last night and it has since stopped detecting the trackpad. I followed the instructions of an online tutorial to get it back but now even ...
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Add NTFS Data Partition to Startup Disk Creator USB Install

When creating a Live USB using Startup Disk Creator, the program creates an apparent ISO9669 read only partition that spans the entire drive. This was not too bad back in the days of 2 or 4 GB flash ...
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Why is the Ubuntu installer's filesystem unknown in Ubuntu itself? [duplicate]

This is an old 2GB pen drive I have. I performed a full format on it while in Ubuntu 16.04, then changed its partition to Fat32 using GParted and used Ubuntu's startup disk creator to create an Ubuntu ...
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Startup Disk Creator wants to wipe drive?

Today I went to write an 18.04 ISO onto a USB drive from my 16.04 installation, and Startup Disk Creator wanted to wipe the entire drive: Now, perhaps my memory is incorrect, but I seem to recall ...
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Install Startup Disk Creator error from Ubuntu Software on Ubuntu 18.0.4 minimal installation version

Unable to install Startup Disk Creator as download failed: E: http://cn.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 usb-creator-gtk amd64 0.3.5 is not (yet) available (Unsupported proxy configured: ...
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Startup Disk Creator error on Ubuntu 18.10

I got this error message in Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 18.10. An unhandled exception occurred: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xbb in position 0: invalid start byte
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How do I make a non-Ubuntu startup disk? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a Puppy USB thumbdrive / stick but Start disk maker will not recognise the stack iso. How else can I make a puppy, or any other linux startup usb stick?
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Startup USB drive made with “Startup Disk Creator” is reported to have multiple issue with its GPT

I created a startup USB drive with Startup Disk Creator from 18.04.1 image and successfully used it to install Ubuntu. Then I decided to inspect it with GPT fdisk, and gdisk reported "invalid main ...
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Stuck in a rabbit hole of Ubuntu install problems

I'm trying to install Ubuntu overwriting Windows on a Lenovo ideapad 320 (151IAP). I'm booting off a usb stick created using startup disk creator and an 18.04 image. This will be a long post, because ...
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How to create a bootable USB stick that really works?

I would be very grateful if someone could help to create a bootable USB stick that really works. Instead of booting I get the following error message: Gfx.c32: not a COM32R image boot: I'm using the ...
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How to fix Startup Disk Creator which ends in an unhandled exception?

I am starting the ubuntu start up disk creator (usb-creator-gtk) on Ubuntu 17.10 (4.13.0-37-generic) and getting this dialog: I already reinstalled it by: sudo apt remove usb-creator-gtk sudo apt ...
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Startup Disk Creator is Not Loading Iso on Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

I am unable to make a bootable pendrive, the iso is not being selected in the Startup Risk Creator
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undo create startup disk [duplicate]

I accidentally transformed my 5TB external hard disc into a ubuntu 16.04 startup usb-device. Can I undo this or at least recover the original data in another way?
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can't boot ubuntu from usb in UEFI mode

I am relatively new to linux. I previously made a usb boot device that worked perfectly, using a single W95 FAT32 (bootable) partition. However, that disk was too small, so now I am trying to ...
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How can I create a bootable Ubuntu USB? [duplicate]

I have updated to Ubuntu 17.10. Now I want to create a bootable USB stick to use on other machines or to install 17.10 on a new machine. Start up Disk Creator recognizes my USB Drive, but is looking ...
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How to create a Debian/Fedora live USB on Ubuntu 17.10?

I tried to use Startup Disk Creator, but it seems that it can only create Ubuntu live disks. Is there any software that can help me create live USB disk for any .iso files? Please also mention how to ...
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Startup Disk Creator in Lubuntu 16.04 making USB read-only, no persistent storage option

I'm noticing that the Startup Disk Creator that ships with Lubuntu 16.04 LTS has persistent storage feature missing, and does something to the pen drive that wasn't happening earlier. (I have ...
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Partitioning a USB and making separate bootable drives

I'm trying to make two partitions out of an 8 GB (4 GB each of course) USB drive using GParted and to create a bootable drive for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in the first drive and Linux Mint 18 in the second ...
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Best way to make an USB stick both a storage media and a bootable Live Ubuntu device?

Question I would like to have my USB stick always ready as an emergency Live Ubuntu, but use it - in the meanwhile - as a FAT storage media for file exchange between different computers (Win, Linux, ...
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Can I format and use the “free space” to the right of my Bootable USB stick's partition table?

I would like to use my USB stick for my data, while keeping a bootable live copy of Ubuntu on it for the emergencies. I think that until some versions ago the StartupDiskCreator would create a ...
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How can I install Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu 17.04?

I tried to install Startup Disk Creator using: sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk But it didn't appear in the dash. What should I do?
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A 32GB USB stick, successfully written by Startup Disk Creator or mkusb, is reported by gparted as 118.89GB

I created a Live USB on an empty 32GB USB stick from Ubuntu 17.04 ISO with Startup Disk Creator (when using mkusb, same result): Gparted says its a 118.89GB disk and it cannot create a partition in ...
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Cannot create Ubuntu 16.04 startup disk

Trying to make a USB startup disk with 16.04 I cannot select the inserted DUD of the downloaded 16.04 iso image. Using the disk creator interface I have an "Other" button that does not allow the ...
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How can I install Windows XP after Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows XP alongside Ubuntu for gaming but startup disk creator doesn't work. I tried unetbootin but can't figure out how to format my USB to FAT32. It's ok if I have to install ...
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How to view multiple USB partitions on “Startup Disk Creator”?

Startup Disk Creator does not display multiple partitions on my flash drive. It only shows it as /dev/sdg. I had to use UNetbootin which shows both /dev/sdg1 and /dev/sdg2 as desired. Why is that so? ...
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apparantly inconsistent partition table in Ubuntu liveUSB

I recently created a bootable live Ubuntu USB and I chose to create it with the Startup Disk Creator natively offered by Ubuntu. Everything went along with and the Ubuntu even booted properly. But ...
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Live Boot USB Install of 16.04 fails on HP Pavilion 23

I have an old HP Pavilion and I created a live boot USB of the Ubuntu 16.04.1 desktop image using Startup Disk Creator. The install works fine (I'm installing over windows - completely nuked it), ...
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Making an Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit bootable USB drive using the startup disk creator utility on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit computer [duplicate]

I made a bootable Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit USB drive using the startup disk creator utility on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit computer. The final message of the startup disk creator utility said that the bootable ...
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Repair vanished partitions after Startup Disk Creator

I have an external 1.5TB hard-drive which I've been using for years, no back-ups. I have several partitions on that hard-drive, one of which has all my data on (I cannot remember whether FAT32/NTFS),...
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Alternative to Startup Disk Creator [duplicate]

Is there an alternative to Startup Disk Creator for creating a bootable usb in Ubuntu 16.04 ?
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Startup Disk Creator doesn't work

I created a bootable USB stick with Startup Disk Creator in Lubuntu 16.04. Here are some screenshots: Disks The problem is that created USB stick is not seen during PC boot - just like there is not ...
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How to make Ubuntu 16.04.1 installation USB drive boot in legacy mode?

How to make Ubuntu 16.04.1 installation USB drive boot in legacy mode? I used Startup Disk Creator, but USB won't boot on a laptop which does not support UEFI. I put USB drive as first boot choice in ...
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How to Overcome Partitions On Flash that can not be removed, as a result of using the software “Startup disk Creator”? [duplicate]

At first I wanted to make me into a bootable Linux flash LTS 16.04, After the installation process is finished I want to restore my flash as before. when I checked, it turned my flash partitioned for ...
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Making bootable usb via Make Startup Disk

So, i need to make my usb bootable windows, i cannot select the .iso file. (need it for Dual Booting with linux & windows, cannot boot to windows )
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USB Startup Disk Creator Block Size Problem

I can successfully make bootable USB pendrives. Recently however, I noticed that the unused space on the drives is wasted. For example, if I use a 16GB USB stick and load 16.04 onto it via the Start ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Startup Disk Creator will not write 16.04 LTS iso image

I have ubuntu 12.04.05 LTS. I've downloaded ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso. When I run "Startup Disk Creator" and select ubuntu-16.04-desktop-amd64.iso to write to my usb stick. Then I restart, ...
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Missing Option to Save Documents and Settings - USB Startup Disk [duplicate]

The 16.04 Startup Disk Creator no longer has the option to disable saving documents and settings in reserved extra space. Note the option visible on the right and missing on the left. From: How to ...
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Are there any know errors in the Ubuntu 16.04 bootable USB sticks that we create with the disk creator?

I have just created a bootable USB stick with the new ubuntu 16.04 iso. The md5 check gives me that everything is fine with the iso I make it from, but when I check for errors on the USB pendrive. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: no module named 'lsb_release' error while creating startup disk

I have tried creating startup disk for Ubuntu 16.04 many times, using the Startup Disk Creator but all in vain. Half way, it always gives me the same error, No module named lsb_release. What is the ...
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can't create startup disk in ubuntu when selecting fedora iso

I can't select a fedora image to create a bootable usb stick. It works with ubutu and gnome ubuntu but not with fedora. Does the ubuntu startup creator only work with ubuntu isos?
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Startup Disk Creator fails to format USB drive

I'm trying to create a bootable Ubuntu disk using Startup Disk utility, but when I try to erase the USB memory, this appears: org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.GLib.Error: Traceback (most recent call last):...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive

I tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a USB drive using Startup Disk Creator, but I get this error message: An uncaught exception was raised: E:Syntax error /etc/apt/apt.conf:4: Extra junk at end of ...
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Startup Disk Creator error [closed]

I get this error when trying to "Erase Disk" on Startup Disk Creator. (Click image to enlarge) org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.AttributeError: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/...
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Ubuntu on usb - very slow on Asus? [duplicate]

I am a bit of a noob and trying to get ubuntu to run on an usb-stick, but it is painfully slow. If I make a live-usb with no persistence it works great. But if I add persistence it is very slow. Also ...
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Startup disk creator not launching in Ubuntu

After opening the dash and search for Startup Disk Creator. I have clicked but it's not launching the startup disk creator. In that case, what should I do? And is there any alternative apps similar to ...
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Why “Disks” and “Startup Disk Creator” utilities don't work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have problems with these utilities. When I try to format USB from Disk Utility I get this error: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object (udisks-error-quark, 0) When ...
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Cannot boot from USB created by Startup Disk Creator

First I zeroed out the entire USB flash drive: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb And then I used fdisk(8) to create a type c W95 FAT32 (LBA) partition on it and formatted the partition as FAT32: mkfs -t ...
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Why does Startup Disk Creator say Ubuntu 14.04.3 is a beta version?

When I was making a bootable usb drive by Startup Disk Creator utility, it said that the OS version of ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso is Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Beta amd64 (20150805). Why ...
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Unable to prepare a bootable usb stick with 15.04 in Trusty

I cannot do bootable usb stick in Ubuntu 15.04 with "startup disk creator". After copying files it says: "system policy prevents installing the bootloader". This is odd because I was able to do this ...