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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @oygle,

    mkusb-nox does not work with newer versions of Windows, that 'want to' create a file greater than 4 GB. Nowadays I would recommend mkusb-dus or mkusb-plug instead.

    - Is there any sign...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @oygle,

    - mkusb works in Ubuntu (and some other Linux distros).

    - mkusb can create bootable USB drives with the Windows installer (for Windows 7 and newer versions). You can use mkusb-dus...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    I use Clonezilla, but if I understand correctly, you want a simple cloning tool. Like C.S.Cameron I would recommend Disks alias gnome-disks, which is safer than using dd as the first choice. But it...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @C.S.Cameron,

    Thanks for testing mkusb-dus and mkusb-plug.

    1. I could not make mkusb-plug work with old versions of Ubuntu because of certain dependency problems, and you have discovered it....
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @guiverc,

    Thanks for continuing the tests with mkusb-dus.



    I have failed to provoke the failures of mkusb similar to yours, but I have different hardware (computers and USB pendrives). I...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @guiverc,

    Thanks for testing mkusb-dus version 12.6.9 :-)

    I am looking forward to your final conclusions from testing how the released Lubuntu 20.04.2 LTS iso file can be used to create...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @Kamalakar,

    - Well, I think it would be possible (but maybe difficult) to make this old Dell Inspiron boot into an installed system in a USB drive via syslinux.

    - Maybe it will be good enough...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I don't know, but I think that you will get the same behaviour with a full install as with a persistent live system. I have read some paper about booting an installed system via syslinux, but I have...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @Kamalakar,

    Thanks for the details :-)

    The specs that you report should be good enough for a persistent live drive by mkusb-dus to work. But I know that there are things beyond what is easy to...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @Kamalakar,

    Thanks for the heads up :-)

    I need some more details to troubleshoot this bug. (I have access to two Dell laptops (with generation 4 Intel i5 and i7 CPUs) but no Inspiron, and mkusb...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Done, mkusb-dus version 12.6.8 is uploaded with the new information (text with blue background)
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    or maybe:

    "Please wait for sync until 'Done' is written
    and, if there is a progress window
    wait for the buffered data to get flushed,
    so that all data are transferred to the target device"
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @P-i H,

    The screenshots show what I would expect:

    - pv will show 100%, way before the buffers are flushed (syncing).

    - Instead of simply waiting in silence, there is output showing how the...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Thanks @P-i H :-)
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Yes please :-P
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    mkusb version 12.6.7, 12.6.8, 12.6.9



    - mkusb 12.6.7
    . guidus: skip parameter if %f is '%f' (for hippo hirsute)
    - mkusb 12.6.8
    . dus-live: mkcmd_runcmd: ... wait for the buffered data to...
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    Re: Bootable USB stick on MacOS

    If you know how run Ubuntu on a Mac computer in general and to make the keyboard work during boot, please chip in :-P
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @P-I H,

    Thanks for those details.

    I made a quick test with Ubuntu 20.10 installed in my test computer, a Toshiba with Intel i5 (generation 3), in UEFI mode and with US English. I did not see...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @P-I H,

    Thanks for those details :-)

    More questions:

    1. Where and when is the message about the crash printed? (I can't see it in your screenshot of the mkusb console.)

    2. Is your Ubuntu...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Please give me more details: Is this an installed and fully updated & upgraded system? Can you think of any particular unusual settings or things installed, or should I...
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    Re: Bootable USB stick on MacOS

    A that early stage of booting, in the grub menu, the mouse is not yet activated. You can navigate with the arrow keys ('arrow down' and 'arrow up') and activate the selected item with then 'Enter'...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rufus for ubuntu ?

    Yes. Install each of them from its PPA. Both have graphical user interfaces (GUI).
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rufus for ubuntu ?

    dd is a standard Linux command and is included in all Ubuntu flavours (e.g. Xubuntu).

    But dd is risky because there is no final checkpoint. It will accept your command without any question, also...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rufus for ubuntu ?

    +1 for the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator.

    The following link and links from it describes several methods and tools for the same and similar purposes,
    ...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: dd fails with I/O error when trying to create .iso

    When the game plays fine on a Windows machine, but you cannot copy it, I suspect that there is copy protection by means of some bad sectors or something else put there in order to prevent copying....
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