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    Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    This is the error message that pop-ups in dialog box.

    Code:
    An error occurred while talking to the udisks service.
    Code:
    apt-cache policy usb-creator-gtk udisks
    usb-creator-gtk:
      Installed: 0.2.42
      Candidate: 0.2.42
      Version table:
     *** 0.2.42 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    udisks:
      Installed: 1.0.4-7
      Candidate: 1.0.4-7
      Version table:
     *** 1.0.4-7 0
            500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    Update: already reported https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1090212
    Last edited by serdotlinecho; December 14th, 2012 at 05:26 AM.

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    Yup .. same here.

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    +1

    Worked well around three weeks ago....

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    hasn't worked for me since just after the start of quantal .
    if it ain't broke you haven't tweaked it enough

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    The message just reflects a crash in usb-creator-helper, been happening for quite some time. (& likely well known as reports would go to whoopsie/whatever or filed directly on crash here weeks ago
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...r/+bug/1078810

    Usually here sdc never works well or at all during dev, generally does near or at release

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    With usb-creator 0.2.41 & 0.2.42 dead on landing & still so, - one can use 0.2.40ubuntu1 (python2.7) in 13.04
    To do so -
    get both .debs from here, under "Builds" pick arch.
    https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source.../0.2.40ubuntu1
    Put them in a folder, cd to that folder & sudo dpkg -i *.deb to downgrade.

    Then before using -
    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/usbcreator/misc.py
    replace lines 39 & 40 - screen 1
    from IN import INT_MAX
    MAX_DBUS_TIMEOUT = INT_MAX / 1000.0
    with - screen 2 (keep indent as shown
    Code:
    MAX_DBUS_TIMEOUT = 2147483
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    Last edited by mc4man; December 31st, 2012 at 10:04 PM.

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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    Iv'e used maveric (10.10) to do all my start-up-disks and I also zsync from that install.Never fails.
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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    ... or you could just install grub to a suitably large (2GB+) USB stick, copy the ISO file directly to the stick, and set up the necessary grub menu entries.

    I've done this on an old USB stick, and I have semi-latest raring ISO on it, plus 12.10 ISO as a fall back.

    If the stick has enough spare space on it, you could even use zsync to update the ISO file directly on the stick, and save yourself another unnecessary step. Keep the .zs-old file as a rollback plan if the new image doesn't work for any reason.

    Treat yourself to a decent-sized USB stick, and copy a whole bunch of Linux ISOs to it... much more convenient.
    Last edited by pressureman; January 2nd, 2013 at 01:40 AM.
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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    Code:
    dd if=ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1M
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    Re: Startup Disk Creator doesn't start

    Today's update fixed it for me.

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