View Full Version : [ubuntu] Need usb iso image - but I get an error

August 6th, 2010, 07:17 PM

I need an installation USB for Ubuntu.

I downloaded the ISO.

I only have OpenSuse systems available to create the USB and a 1G stick.

So: I used

isohybrid /pathtoiso/ubuntusomething.isowhich gives me the following error:

ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso: bootloader does not have a isolinux.bin hybrid signature.Note that isolinux-debug.bin does not support hybrid booting.
I have used this command before successfully with other isos.

I decided to skip the step and dd this to a usb, which of course, was not bootable.

Right now, I am redownloading the iso, perhaps it was a download error.

Any other suggestions? I don't have any of the suggested os's at my disposal (win, mac, ub)

August 6th, 2010, 07:24 PM
I would suggest reading through the documentation as there are several supported methods: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

I believe that Unetbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net) is distro-agnostic (i.e. it can be used in OpenSUSE to create an Ubuntu Live USB) and it is also very user-friendly. :)

August 6th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I tried Unetbootin, but it won't start up. I'll give it another try as soon as the download finishes.