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Thread: image writer deletes "boot" flag

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Far West, MA
    Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

    Red face image writer deletes "boot" flag

    Im trying to install the lucid beta 1 netbook image on my notebook and am using Ubuntu image writer to put it on my usb thumb drive but its deleting my boot flag so it wont boot...I've done this many times before so I don't know whats going on...
    when I put it into g parted it just shows as unallocated space
    I seem to be suffering from Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure,please contact me in another plane of existence!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: image writer deletes "boot" flag

    First thing - Linux doesn't have any use for a partition boot flag. That's a Windows necessity. So you can happily forget about the boot flag.

    Second - you're using Ubuntu Image Writer. Image Writer can only use .img images, and on this link I can only see .iso images for the standard x86 architecture for the netbook version of Lucid. Are you using an .img for the wrong architecture by chance, or an .iso file?

    If you obtain the x86 ISO, you can use Startup Disk Creator which you can find in a default install of Karmic under System > Administration. I find that works very well for making bootable USB thumb drives.
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