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    Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    So i have a netbook with windows that is like watching glue dry. I am interesting in putting an opensource OS on it and what has intrigued me most is possibly looking at Android on it. Although if it doesn't work well I will be heading to Ubuntu.

    Anyways, the point is I used liveusb (i think that is what it is called, it is from Fedora but i used my own ISO i downloaded for Android) and the making of the flash drive seemed to have worked, and when I look at the files on the flash drive, there is a boot folder, but when I try to boot to it, it says there is no bootable partition. This has happened before and I don't understand why because I thought these programs helped make them bootable. What do I need to do to get my flash drive bootable? I know it looks for it when turning the computer on.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    How did you install to the flash drive.

    How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive - unetbootin
    http://www.linux-geek.co.nz/2011/04/...b-flash-drive/

    The download page also has instructions for both Windows & Linux.

    Also instructions for DVD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    and still another


    If that does not work
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/univers...easy-as-1-2-3/
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    This method has always worked for me: Ubuntu's "Startup Disk Creator"

    Also instructions for DVD or USB
    http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download
    I currently have two netbooks and that is how I installed the OS on both (on is 32bit, the other is 64bit)
    White box computer:Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H MB,AMD A6 3670 APU, 640GB HD, 8GB RAM, Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T Laptop, 6GB RAM, 320GB HD, : AcerOneNetbookAO150,1.5GB RAM,120GB HD, AcerAspireOneNetbook725,2GB RAM 320GB HD. All Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS
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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    Your Windows netbook can be helpful with this program:
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    I gave up on Android and decided to go with Ubuntu 13.04. I downloaded the ISO file from the Ubuntu website and then used unetbootin to create a bootable flash drive. Now when I insert the Flash drive and then reboot, it says that it cannot find the operating system on the flash drive. Is it possible that this flash drive is not bootable. it is a sandisk cruzier 4gb.

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    Ubuntu on a 4G ? No go.

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril380 View Post
    Your Windows netbook can be helpful with this program:
    http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/
    I tried this as well and no luck.

    The Flash drive is 4gb, if that is what you mean by 4G and it didn't work. It still says "Missing Operating System"

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    First of all verify your downloaded ISO image with the hash values from Ubuntu website. Use UNetbootin to create a bootable falsh drive. It worked for me.

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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    The installer version fits on a 2 to 4GB flash drive.

    Only if doing a full install of Ubuntu to a flash drive do you need a minimum of 8GB. Lubuntu may fit on a smaller drive but better to have some room anyway.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Creating a bootable Flash Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by community View Post
    First of all verify your downloaded ISO image with the hash values from Ubuntu website. Use UNetbootin to create a bootable falsh drive. It worked for me.
    Yeah I used the link above to get to download from the ubuntu website, and it still just says that it is missing the OS on the flash drive. I do have a dual boot already with windows and Joli OS, but plan on getting rid of both of those. Would that be doing anything?

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