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Thread: Unetbootin "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

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    Unetbootin "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

    I downloaded the daily test ISO image for Saucy and used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick. I do this fairly regularly with no problem. Today all of a sudden, it won't work. I get this error after rebooting:

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    BusyBox v1.20.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.20.0-8ubuntu1) built in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
    (initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system
    I've googled this and there are some old, outdated threads where people seem to have "fixed" it with no real solution. In one case, someone had a corrupt file. I checked the MD5 and it's good. In another case, someone removed the drive and re-inserted it when the screen showed the Xubuntu splash but that didn't work for me. I formatted the thumb drive to FAT32 and tried again. Still no dice. The machine is an IBM Thinkpad T60, 32 bit.

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    Re: Unetbootin "Unable to find a medium containing a live file system"

    I had the same error and formatted the flash drive and tried again without creating a persistence file and it worked...

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