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    "Instalation failed in USB creator

    Hi,

    When I try to create a bootable instalation usb stick I have always the error "instalation failed".

    There are something I can do or I have to wait for the bug fix?


    Best regards

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    use unetbootin, it just works even in Trusty, it works.
    I can even leave extra files on the flash drive, unetbootin will just overwrite what it needs.
    So I easily switch between 32 or 64 bit.
    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

    I have never been able to use usb creator.
    I think all you need is run thusly.

    scott@scott-P5QC:~$ sudo apt-get install unetbootin
    [sudo] password for scott:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    unetbootin is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 75 not upgraded.
    scott@scott-P5QC:~$
    Last edited by sdowney717; March 30th, 2014 at 01:29 PM.

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    In 12.04 works well, never had any problem

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    I'm a fan of unetbootin, had troubles will USB creator and never looked back since.

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    usb creator has been always fail to me too because i use to create minimal Unity desktop with Remastersys and only unetbootin works
    tox.chat, reactos.org

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    Unetbootin is a good tool. There are good instructions at this link

    Paul Sutton's Unetbootin how to

    But sometimes it does not work. If the iso file is a hybrid iso file, you can make a USB boot drive by cloning or 'flashing' it with dd. But dd is risky, and is nick-named 'disk destroyer' for a reason, so I made a shell-script mkusb, that helps you find the correct target drive and make the cloning or 'flashing' operation safer. See this link

    Ubuntu Forums tutorial "Howto make USB boot drives"

    All current Ubuntu iso files are hybrid iso files. You can convert many [but not all non-hybrid] iso files to hybrid iso files with isohybrid, that comes with the Ubuntu repositories. If not installed, run

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install isohybrid
    and convert it with
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    isohybrid installer-file.iso
    See
    Code:
    man isohybrid

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    I've been using dd for the last several releases, and never had a failure. Use the following command:

    Code:
    sudo dd if =trusty-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
    substitute the name of the iso you downloaded for the one in the above command, and also substitute your usb device location instead of /dev/sdc.

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I've been using dd for the last several releases, and never had a failure. Use the following command:

    Code:
    sudo dd if =trusty-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
    substitute the name of the iso you downloaded for the one in the above command, and also substitute your usb device location instead of /dev/sdc.
    +1 for dd but I have seen it used incorrectly too many times causing large problems by new comers.

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    I've been using dd for the last several releases, and never had a failure. Use the following command:

    Code:
    sudo dd if=trusty-desktop-i386.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
    substitute the name of the iso you downloaded for the one in the above command, and also substitute your usb device location instead of /dev/sdc.
    Sorry for picking of details, but there should be no space between if and the equal sign in the dd command line.

    Quote Originally Posted by sammiev View Post
    +1 for dd but I have seen it used incorrectly too many times causing large problems by new comers.
    This is why I recommend mkusb instead of using dd directly.

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    Re: "Instalation failed in USB creator

    Quote Originally Posted by sudodus View Post
    Sorry for picking of details, but there should be no space between if and the equal sign in the dd command line.
    This is why I recommend mkusb instead of using dd directly.
    My proof reading skills after working all night, are not what they should be. I really should head off to bed.

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