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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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Can't copy a file into pen drive after image is created using Startup Disk Creator

I used Startup Disk Creator to create an image of FreeDOS. My pen drive has 4gb. Freedos image has 1,4Mb. After burning the pen drive with this image I can't copy additional files because the Startup ...
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Startup Disk Creator cannot write to brand new USB drive, although I can write normal files

I'm trying to make an Ubuntu bootable USB drive from a .iso file. I am following the tutorial at ubuntu.com Step 3 says, "Launch Startup Disk Creator". Step 4 covers "ISO and USB ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.5 live USB flash fails to boot (Failed to set MokListRT: Out of Resources) on 2011 Dell Optiplex 990

Had Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop on a Dell Optiplex 990. Tried to upgrade it to 20.04 over the network but that had periodic errors and eventually failed. Could get GUI login screen but could not login. ...
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How can I make a Windows 10 bootable USB on Ubuntu 22.04?

I want to make a bootable USB with windows 10 on it, but when I select the .iso file, it doesn't show up on Startup Disk Creator. I even tried another .iso, file but it doesn't show up either. So how ...
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Startup disc creator not loading any iso

I have ubuntu 22.04 and startup diskcreator is not loading any iso file by default. Even while locating, it's not recognizing.
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remove read-only ISOFS file system created by startup disk creator

I created a bootable Ubuntu-20.04 USB disk using startup disk creator by Ubuntu. The boot is working fine and installed Ubuntu too. But, it has left my USB derive unusable. Whenever I try to format/...
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22.04 Startup Disk Creator doesn't open any .iso

The Startup Disk Creator under Ubuntu 22.04 doesn't let me open any iso files. It lets you chose the file, but the file then doesn't show up in the GUI and you can't start the process. Any Ideas? I ...
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Startup Disk Creator vs dd

Does Startup Disk Creator create a bootable USB stick the same way dd does if the following command is used? dd if=whatever.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M status=progress Is the produced USB stick the same in ...
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Install Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 [duplicate]

i am trying to install the Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu Mate (Release 20.04.01 LTS 64bit) Supposedly it should be pre-installed but I tried with command “usb-creator-gtk” and got the message that it ...
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Ubuntu startup disc is not working

I downloaded the .iso file for Ubuntu 20.04, to create a startup disc. I followed the instructions on the main Ubuntu site. The first problem was that Startup Disc Creator would not allow the named ...
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Cannot launch startup disk creator

Error message: An unhandled exception occurred: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position 0: Invalid start byte I tried reinstalling usb-creator-gtk, that did not work. I tried restarting my ...
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Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator "Test" fails

Tried with sudo usb-creator-gtk After creation tried to use the "Test" and got the following: Tried twice - got same results both times. System Info: ISO Image: ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-...
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Help with creating a live USB with Ubuntu 20.10

I'm trying to create a live USB with the latest Ubuntu but without success. Steps I did: Downloaded the ISO image Verified the image I tried with gnome disks, ubuntu's Startup Disk Creator and ...
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Make a bootable usb in a ubnutu 16.04 chroot (from chromeos)

i cant find the startup disk creator on 16.04 chroot. anyone help? create a chroot on your Chromebook: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
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Cannot install Ubuntu on my flash drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a flash drive, using a live session from another flash drive (let's call the USB key I'm live running Ubuntu on, "USB1", and the USB key I want to install ...
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Launching the application on startup before starting Desktop GUI

I am trying to launch an application(for example browser) on startup. I want this to be launched before Desktop GUI appears. I tried gnome-session-properties and adding the application. But it opens ...
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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) What can I do? Please help
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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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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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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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