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February 9th, 2013, 01:06 AM
Hello. I'm trying to make a bootable Raspbian USB stick just to test the software on a regular non-Pi box. I just wanted to check if there's anything I'm doing wrong.

OS disk image has img extension and I am able to open it with Startup Disk Creator. File was originally a md5-verified iso, mounted as network, then copied and pasted. I am using a Kingston Data Traveler 108, of 8.0 GiB, formatted using Gparted and also with SDC.

Regardless which app I use to format it, I get "Installation error" when trying to do it. Is there any other way to make a bootable USB Stick using Ubuntu or any workaround to problem?

Thanks in advanced.

February 9th, 2013, 01:16 AM
Hi, you might have better luck using this, http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

Also you might have to convert the .img file to a .iso. Take a look here for guidance, http://www.mopedia.co.uk/2008/02/convert-img-to-iso-in-ubuntu.html

February 9th, 2013, 04:36 AM
Thank you westie for the quick reply. I do have the ISO, but it was not being recognised by ubuntu disk creator. So, I turned it into an IMG file.

I used that pendrive linux (or similar, I think it was unetbootin), but on Windows some years ago.

February 9th, 2013, 10:23 AM
I just wanted to check if there's anything I'm doing wrong.
What you're doing wrong is trying to run Rasbian on a normal PC. This will never work.

Rasbian is compiled for the ARM architecture but your PC uses either i386 or amd64, they are completely incompatible.

February 9th, 2013, 02:48 PM
Cheesemill, then that may be the reason why I got an installation error code. I'll try a different distro then and wait until my Pi box comes (hopefully 2 weeks or so from now) to boot a Raspbian.