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Kurt_Alan
December twenty fourth, 2014, 08:37 AM
The primary time I used UNetbootin it was clean as butter.

The second time I used UNetbootin for Ubuntu it choked and I needed to begin a thread right here (and located an answer).

The third time I used UNetbootin for a special distro (to dual-boot with Xubuntu), UNetbootin choked once more with a file path error message, so now I’ve to analyze that.

It is beginning to get a little bit CRAZY.

Is there one other (or higher) program for a flash drive set up of an .iso?


coldraven
December twenty fourth, 2014, 08:41 AM
I take advantage of Unetbootin on a regular basis and by no means had an issue with it. I do nonetheless wipe the reminiscence stick earlier than utilizing it.
You may attempt Pendrive, I’ve not.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

sudodus
December twenty fourth, 2014, 10:04 AM
Attempt mkusb (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb) in linux and Win32 Disk Imager (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager/iso2usb) in Home windows to repeat/clone/flash the iso file to a pendrive! If the iso file is a hybrid iso file it really works after cloning (very excessive success price). If it’s a linux iso file however not a hybrid file, you’ll be able to simply make it a hybrid iso file with this system isohybrid.

Edit: Unetbootin works more often than not for me. I take advantage of it once I need persistence.


cariboo
December twenty fourth, 2014, 06:19 PM
I have been utilizing Disks->Restore Disk Picture that was really useful by one if the builders, I have never had a failure since.

sammiev
December twenty fourth, 2014, 06:45 PM
Attempt mkusb (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb) in linux and Win32 Disk Imager (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Win32DiskImager/iso2usb) in Home windows to repeat/clone/flash the iso file to a pendrive! If the iso file is a hybrid iso file it really works after cloning (very excessive success price). If it’s a linux iso file however not a hybrid file, you’ll be able to simply make it a hybrid iso file with this system isohybrid.

Edit: Unetbootin works more often than not for me. I take advantage of it once I need persistence.

+1 with mkusb. ๐Ÿ™‚


Kurt_Alan
December twenty fourth, 2014, 10:07 PM
@coldraven

Thanks, I will examine your various. Sure, I’ve reformatted my flash drive earlier than utilizing UNetbootin, even tried FAT32 vs. ext4 — did not make a distinction for my errors.


Kurt_Alan
December twenty fourth, 2014, 10:11 PM
@sudodus —

Thanks for the goldmine of options. Um, I forgot, what’s “persistence”? I didn’t examine this in UNetbootin. May this have something to do with my drawback?


sudodus
December twenty fifth, 2014, 01:02 AM
A standard stay system just isn’t saved, so whenever you reboot, it will likely be the identical as the primary time (from the iso file). A persistent stay system makes use of an overlay methodology, so to save put in program packages, settings and tweaks, however you can not improve the linux kernel. The persistence is saved in a casper-rw file or partition. Unetbootin creates a casper-rw file if you choose persistence.

I am unsure, however I do not assume the present issues of Unetbootin rely upon persistence. However, should you unplug the pendrive, earlier than it has saved the overlayed modifications to the drive (flushed the buffers), the system will probably be broken.

You may seek for posts by C.S.Cameron right here on the Ubuntu Boards about persistent stay methods.


Mike_Walsh
December twenty fifth, 2014, 01:58 AM
I take advantage of Unetbootin on a regular basis and by no means had an issue with it. I do nonetheless wipe the reminiscence stick earlier than utilizing it.
You may attempt Pendrive, I’ve not.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/

I agree with coldraven. I, too, have by no means had an issue with UNetbootin…..however, like him, I additionally wipe the stick CLEAN.

Once you format your stick, are you merely re-formatting…..or the FULL format, over-writing EVERYTHING with zeros? That is, I discover, the one option to assure good outcomes. It takes a little bit longer, relying on the capability of your stick (I take advantage of ‘Disks’ for this)…..anyplace from quarter-hour or so for a 4 GB, as much as round 2 hrs for a 32 GB stick (because of the restricted learn/write charges for a USB 2.0 stick on my aged {hardware}) ; however the preparation time is effectively well worth the hassle-free set up that outcomes from it.

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I’ve an assortment of sticks, from 4 GB as much as 32 GB, which I’ve repeatedly used for not solely ‘Stay-USB’s, but additionally full installs. With the right preparation, I can assure good outcomes, each time.

Regards,

Mike. ๐Ÿ™‚


sudodus
December twenty fifth, 2014, 02:45 AM
I agree with coldraven. I, too, have by no means had an issue with UNetbootin…..however, like him, I additionally wipe the stick CLEAN.

Once you format your stick, are you merely re-formatting…..or the FULL format, over-writing EVERYTHING with zeros? That is, I discover, the one option to assure good outcomes. It takes a little bit longer, relying on the capability of your stick (I take advantage of ‘Disks’ for this)…..anyplace from quarter-hour or so for a 4 GB, as much as round 2 hrs for a 32 GB stick (because of the restricted learn/write charges for a USB 2.0 stick on my aged {hardware}) ; however the preparation time is effectively well worth the hassle-free set up that outcomes from it.

I’ve an assortment of sticks, from 4 GB as much as 32 GB, which I’ve repeatedly used for not solely ‘Stay-USB’s, but additionally full installs. With the right preparation, I can assure good outcomes, each time.

Regards,

Mike. ๐Ÿ™‚

You might be proper, making the pendrive’s file system clear helps quite a bit. However except you need persistence (or an put in system), it’s manner too very long time to attend for a USB boot drive system. Attempt mkusb, that may do the work in 1-4 minutes, and wishes no cleansing.

A 1 GB iso file flashed to a sluggish pendrive (5 MB/s) wants 200 seconds, however flashing the identical iso file to a quick USB 3 pendrive in a USB 2 port (25 MB/s) wants solely 40 seconds.

See this hyperlink about pendrive pace (publish #6) Howto assist USB boot drives (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2196858)


oldrocker99
December twenty fifth, 2014, 04:15 AM
I had issues with Unetbootin till I formatted the drive as FAT (suitable with most filesystems) within the gnome-disk window. You do, after all, need to unmount the drive first, and remount it afterward. I’ve not had an issue with Unetbootin since.

Mike_Walsh
December twenty fifth, 2014, 01:22 PM
Thanks for that, sudodus. I will take a look at that, & give it a attempt.

I do not thoughts ready for issues to type themselves out nowadays; I’ve a good bit of time on my arms, and loads of different issues to occupy it with! If I am formatting one of many bigger ones, I merely set it going, after which go off and get on with one thing else. But when there IS a manner of rushing issues up a bit, then I will take a look at mkusb, and provides {that a} attempt; I’ve received to begin getting used to utilizing a few of the shell instructions ultimately!

I WILL agree with you in regards to the SanDisk Cruzer Blades; I’ve no finish of those, as, such as you, I’ve came upon that they work extraordinarily effectively, are very moderately priced, and on the whole, boot reliably. I’ve solely had one out of a dozen of so within the final 2 or 3 years that had various ‘unhealthy’ blocks, and would not behave itself.

In all probability a ‘Friday afternoon’ job..!

I discover the ‘nano’ form-factor Cruzer ‘Match’ works very reliably, too.

Regards,

Mike. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Tadaen_Sylvermane
December twenty sixth, 2014, 12:35 AM
sudo dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sd? oflag=direct bs=1M

the only methods are the perfect.


sudodus
December twenty sixth, 2014, 01:33 AM
The direct dd methodology is dangerous. dd is nick-named ‘disk destroyer’ as a result of there aren’t any check-points, no questions requested, and a small misunderstanding or perhaps a typing error can destroy your loved ones photos.

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In any other case, when the command is right, it is extremely good. This is the reason I made mkusb to ‘wrap safety’ round dd.


Tadaen_Sylvermane
December twenty sixth, 2014, 02:42 AM
Whereas I agree on the identical time by that logic one ought to keep away from the command line altogether. Something executed immediately from the command line is inherently extra dangerous than a gui situation. Nature of the beast. However you’ll be able to’t actually use the true energy of a linux system except you’re prepared to make use of the terminal to some extent.

sudodus
December twenty sixth, 2014, 03:12 AM
There are a number of command line instruments which are safer than dd. A few of them have check-points and questions are requested. However I will not say that you shouldn’t use dd, solely that I made a software to make it safer. For instance, mkusb-nox is a command line software, that ‘wraps safety’ round dd (for individuals who favor command line instruments to GUI instruments, and for servers, that lack GUIs).

And I have to admit that I take advantage of dd typically, however I double-check and triple-check, that every part is right earlier than hitting the Enter key.


Stinger
December twenty sixth, 2014, 08:32 PM
You should use the gnome disk software for producing a stay USB-stick too, it is fairly straightforward in case you have gnome-disks put in, Ubuntu and fairly just a few derivatives have.
You want a USB-stick you’ll be able to spare for the aim, as a result of this operation destroys any information current on the stick when producing the stay media.

You simply right-click an iso and select the “Image writer” possibility, select your USB-stick as vacation spot, you then hit “restore image” and you’re promted “if you are really sure you wanna do this ?” hit “restore” and are promted in your password. Badabing badabum you will have Created a Stay USB-media out of your iso.
It actually cannot be any simpler, use it on a regular basis now.

There’s a good tutorial on the Fedora Journal overlaying this, not fairly the identical strategy as I take advantage of nevertheless it’s the identical.
Tips on how to make a Stay USB stick utilizing GNOME Disks (http://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-make-a-live-usb-stick-using-gnome-disks/)


Kurt_Alan
December twenty seventh, 2014, 01:38 AM
OP Conclusion:

mkusb is an order of magnitude extra exact than UNetbootin. mkusb is a pleasure to behold. I simply began with it and have not had any issues.

Goodbye UNetbootin. My UNetbootin is working with some snags, so this may now be my quantity two selection.


mips
December twenty seventh, 2014, 09:25 AM
dd

Works on all unix/linux primarily based methods and there’s additionally a dd for home windows (http://www.chrysocome.net/dd). by no means failed me.


nomenkultur
December twenty seventh, 2014, 11:25 AM
dd works effective for me for stuff like manjaro/lubuntu and many others…

for some cause ubuntu subsequent or chromixium and many others give me boot errors with dd

should be a uefi factor


sudodus
December twenty seventh, 2014, 12:23 PM
dd works effective for me for stuff like manjaro/lubuntu and many others…

for some cause ubuntu subsequent or chromixium and many others give me boot errors with dd

should be a uefi factor

Perhaps these iso recordsdata want remedy with isohybrid.

isohybrid file.iso


sudodus
December twenty eighth, 2014, 02:22 PM
I agree with coldraven. I, too, have by no means had an issue with UNetbootin…..however, like him, I additionally wipe the stick CLEAN.

Once you format your stick, are you merely re-formatting…..or the FULL format, over-writing EVERYTHING with zeros? That is, I discover, the one option to assure good outcomes. It takes a little bit longer, relying on the capability of your stick (I take advantage of ‘Disks’ for this)…..anyplace from 15 minutes or so for a 4 GB, as much as round 2 hrs for a 32 GB stick (as a result of the restricted learn/write charges for a USB 2.0 stick on my aged {hardware}) ; however the preparation time is effectively well worth the hassle-free set up that outcomes from it.

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I’ve an assortment of sticks, from 4 GB as much as 32 GB, which I’ve repeatedly used for not solely ‘Stay-USB’s, but additionally full installs. With the right preparation, I can assure good outcomes, each time.

Regards,

Mike. ๐Ÿ™‚

You might be proper, making the pendrive’s file system clear helps quite a bit. However except you need persistence (or an put in system), it’s manner too lengthy time to attend for a USB boot drive system. Attempt mkusb, that may do the work in 1-4 minutes, and wishes no cleansing.

A 1 GB iso file flashed to a sluggish pendrive (5 MB/s) wants 200 seconds, however flashing the identical iso file to a quick USB 3 pendrive in a USB 2 port (25 MB/s) wants solely 40 seconds.

See this hyperlink about pendrive pace (publish #6) Howto assist USB boot drives (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2196858)

After just a few years one in every of my pendrives, a Sandisk Excessive, 32 GB, was slowing all the way down to about 30-40 % or the unique writing pace (in USB 2 ports, the place I take advantage of it more often than not). I cleaned it by overwriting the entire drive with zeros. After that it’s operating at its full pace (in the identical type of ports) once more.

I am sharing this end result to confirm that over-writing EVERYTHING with zeros retains pendrives in good condition.


monkeybrain20122
December thirtieth, 2014, 03:28 AM
Multisystem http://liveusb.info/dotclear/index.php?pages/install
A beautiful characteristic over unetbootin or dd is you can simply create multiboot (with multi OSes) usb simply (with dd you additionally have to take away the content material with dd by overwriting if you wish to use the usb once more for different issues, reformatting with issues like gparted apparently does not work)

mc4man
December thirtieth, 2014, 03:56 AM
The factor I used to hate about unetbootin is that whenever you’re in it is ‘browse’ mode it permits the shifting of dir. or recordsdata (& with root priv.
Was an occasional concern right here with a laptop computer & enabled touchpad.
(- at the moment use a wi-fi mouse with touchpad disabled via a log in script as Ubuntu can not seem to repair retaining a touchpad disabled so not a difficulty anymore

Nonetheless like s-d-c the perfect although usually higher to preformat & does not all the time work with non ubuntu kernels


Jacob_Goff
December thirtieth, 2014, 07:13 AM
I’ve used Pendrive and UNetbootin, UNetbootin positively made it simpler for me to make use of my Ubuntu Linux system within the working system file preliminary set up and continues to run my system in the present day… I believe it’s best to redo your entire factor if it is not working for you. The earlier you delete and redownload/set up UNetbootin, the higher.

Kurt_Alan
December thirty first, 2014, 02:25 AM
OP Conclusion:

I’ve tried mkusb by way of a PPA set up. It labored with none hiccups or points and I used to be capable of set up OS’s on 4 flash drives in addition to set up a twin boot system.


sammiev
December thirty first, 2014, 04:40 AM
OP Conclusion:

I’ve tried mkusb by way of a PPA set up. It labored with none hiccups or points and I used to be capable of set up OS’s on 4 flash drives in addition to set up a twin boot system.

I suppose you’ll be able to mark this one as solved.


Kurt_Alan
December thirty first, 2014, 06:11 AM
@sammiev —

Cannot mark as “solved” as a result of that is within the OS chat sub-forum. I actually raised this as an opinion query and never an issue. However, sure, due to the posts right here, my “problem” is solved!


sudodus
December thirty first, 2014, 10:32 AM
This has been (and is) a very good thread with plenty of data, suggestions and opinion from many individuals :KS

Thanks Kurt_Alan (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=113594) for beginning it, and Comfortable New 12 months to all of you ๐Ÿ™‚


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