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    "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    Hi everybody, can everyone give me an advice about "Make start up disk" GUI? I love to use this tool to create live USB because is straight forward and beginner friendly , however it does not seems to work in my system. I can't load any .iso file in the upper dialog box.
    To be more accurate I can select my .iso file using "other" button however the selection is always ignored and I cannot proceed with disk creation. Am I missing something or there is a problem with it? I'm using Xubuntu 12.04.
    Thanks for your help
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    Re: "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    Will this method work for you?

    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk -i candidate.iso
    Use the real /path/name to the iso file you want to use. See
    Code:
    man usb-creator-gtk
    for more details.

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    Re: "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Will this method work for you?

    Code:
    usb-creator-gtk -i candidate.iso
    Use the real /path/name to the iso file you want to use. See
    Code:
    man usb-creator-gtk
    for more details.
    Hi, thanks for your kind suggestion.
    I had a go using -i option as you suggested;
    I had this output
    isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD
    program was actually launced but file wasn't loaded and still make start up disk button was disabled.
    Moreover I installed imageWriter and even that failed to upload my .iso file (I navigated to the folder containing .iso files but the program did not detect any of them)

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    Re: "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    Quote Originally Posted by ACon125 View Post
    Hi, thanks for your kind suggestion.
    I had a go using -i option as you suggested;
    I had this output
    isoinfo: Unable to find Joliet SVD
    program was actually launced but file wasn't loaded and still make start up disk button was disabled.
    Moreover I installed imageWriter and even that failed to upload my .iso file (I navigated to the folder containing .iso files but the program did not detect any of them)
    I think it is another problem, not with usb-creator-gtk or imagewrite. Maybe your computer cannot read the iso files.

    Can you try with a terminal window to list the file and its permissions?

    Change directory with cd to the directory where you have the an iso file. You can drag and drop the directory from the file browser Thunar (the blobs at the top of the thunar window)

    Code:
    cd /path-to-iso-file/
    Code:
    ls -l candidate.iso
    and post the output of the command in a reply

    Edit: Joliet indicates a CD or DVD. Is your iso file on a CD or DVD? Or are you opening the file instead of just selecting it to be imaged to the USB drive?
    Last edited by sudodus; February 26th, 2013 at 05:57 PM. Reason: Joliet ...

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    Re: "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    output is like this
    Code:
    -rw-rw-r-- 1
    and yes there is no CD or DVD involved, I downloaded the file and saved on the HDD
    (...yes I'm a newbie if someone is still wondering )
    thanks for your help

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    Re: "Make start up disk" GUI not working

    Quote Originally Posted by ACon125 View Post
    output is like this
    Code:
    -rw-rw-r-- 1
    and yes there is no CD or DVD involved, I downloaded the file and saved on the HDD
    (...yes I'm a newbie if someone is still wondering )
    thanks for your help
    Read and write for user and group, read only for others. So the file should be readable for everybody.

    1. But please show the whole line (change your user name to user, if you don't want to show it).

    2. And what about your USB drive, which you want to make bootable with Ubuntu? Please insert it, mount it (if possible) using the file browser and post the output of the following commands

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -lu
    Code:
    sudo blkid
    Code:
    df
    These commands will show drives, partitions and file-systems available and mounted (internal as well as external drives). I hope to understand if your USB drive is properly partitioned and formatted from this information.

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