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    Question Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    I am running v9.04 (netbook remix) on an Advent 4211 (rebadged MSI Wind). I am trying to install v10.4. I have downloaded ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso. Then I hit the problems:

    * When I right-click the ISO file, "Write to Disk" is not an option in the menu (as per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download).

    * When I try the USB option, I find that there is no Startup Disk Creator in the Administration menu.

    * I downloaded unetbootin; the file arrived as unetbootin-linux-549 -- Ubuntu seems to think that it is a Windows file as it tries (unsuccessfully) to open it with WINE. I tried forcing it to open with Archive manager, but that won't do it either.

    Grateful for any help, please.

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Put an empty cd in the tray and try this
    Code:
    wodim -v dev=/dev/cd /path/ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
    If that doesn't work, replace cd with cdrw, sr0, etc.

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetenterre View Post
    I am running v9.04 (netbook remix) on an Advent 4211 (rebadged MSI Wind). I am trying to install v10.4. I have downloaded ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso. Then I hit the problems:

    * When I right-click the ISO file, "Write to Disk" is not an option in the menu (as per instructions on http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download).

    * When I try the USB option, I find that there is no Startup Disk Creator in the Administration menu.

    * I downloaded unetbootin; the file arrived as unetbootin-linux-549 -- Ubuntu seems to think that it is a Windows file as it tries (unsuccessfully) to open it with WINE. I tried forcing it to open with Archive manager, but that won't do it either.

    Grateful for any help, please.

    Thanks in advance...
    It is possible that your download of UNetbootin was corrupted: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    Since you are running ubuntu, it should be a simple matter to install UNetbootin using synaptic which is already on your system, and UNetbootin would be in your list of available packages
    Last edited by eltonw; May 23rd, 2011 at 07:33 PM. Reason: addendum
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    Thumbs down Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Trying TeoBigusGeekus's fix now -- CD is burning...

    Quote Originally Posted by eltonw View Post
    It is possible that your download of UNetbootin was corrupted: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    Yup, that's the one I tried.

    Since you are running ubuntu, it should be
    a simple matter to install UNetbootin using synaptic which is already on your system, and UNetbootin would be in your list of available packages
    Sorry, should have mentioned that I tried to get UNetbootin via synaptic and terminal -- both give

    Code:
    Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
    Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?
    and

    Code:
    W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/p7zip/p7zip-full_4.58~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb
      404 Not Found
    ..and then fail to install UNetbootin.

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetenterre View Post
    Trying TeoBigusGeekus's fix now -- CD is burning...



    Yup, that's the one I tried.



    Sorry, should have mentioned that I tried to get UNetbootin via synaptic and terminal -- both give

    Code:
    Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
    Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?
    and

    Code:
    W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/p7zip/p7zip-full_4.58~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb
      404 Not Found
    ..and then fail to install UNetbootin.
    That is because 9.04 has long passed its end of life so its repositories are dead. You would have to install programs manually.

    The Linux version of Unetbootin is a .bin file. So you download it to your desktop, say then right click it to change permission to executable, then go to the terminal and run
    Code:
    cd Desktop
      sudo ./name_of_bin_file.bin
    Last edited by beew; May 23rd, 2011 at 08:08 PM.

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by TeoBigusGeekus View Post
    Put an empty cd in the tray and try this
    Code:
    wodim -v dev=/dev/cd /path/ubuntu-10.04.2-desktop-i386.iso
    If that doesn't work, replace cd with cdrw, sr0, etc.
    scd0 did it.

    Thank you -- this is being posted from v10.4 .

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Glad to hear you've made it!
    Don't forget to mark the thread as solved.

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    Re: Can't find startup disk creator or install unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetenterre View Post
    Trying TeoBigusGeekus's fix now -- CD is burning...



    Yup, that's the one I tried.



    Sorry, should have mentioned that I tried to get UNetbootin via synaptic and terminal -- both give

    Code:
    Some of the packages could not be retrieved from the server(s).
    Do you want to continue, ignoring these packages?
    and

    Code:
    W: Failed to fetch http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/p7zip/p7zip-full_4.58~dfsg.1-1_i386.deb
      404 Not Found
    ..and then fail to install UNetbootin.
    You may need to add the PPA to your system. See HERE:https://launchpad.net/~gezakovacs/+archive/ppa
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