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    Can't get recent builds to boot

    Hello All, long time no post...

    Anyway, I thought I would try out the latest UG, and burned it to my trusty USB stick with unetbootin, as I have done for years. When I try to boot from it, I get a "No Operating System" error msg. Everything looks in order on the USB stick, as far as I can tell.

    Is there some new trick to making a bootable USB stick in Utopic? Do I need to use a particular tool? Is this a known issue?

    TIA...

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    Re: Can't get recent builds to boot

    I have just run the live session of today's daily Ubuntu Gnome image without any problems. Used a DVD. Sorry, I am not getting this problem.

    Regards.
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    Re: Can't get recent builds to boot

    What works for me ..

    Download the mini or remix iso to the unetbootin installer and build it.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

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    Re: Can't get recent builds to boot

    Thanks for your feedback, guys.

    I have managed to make a bootable USB stick. I used gparted to install a new partition table, and let it format the stick. Things worked nominally after that. That is, until it got to the phase where it tries to format the partition for /. It stuck there forever ("creating ext4 partition on /dev/sda2").

    When I have more time to play, I'll try running the installer from the live desktop, vs. booting right to it. Believe it or not, I've found that to make a difference in the past.

    I could also go the mini iso route. Or maybe just wait a week or two
    Last edited by sgage; July 15th, 2014 at 05:07 PM.

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    Re: Can't get recent builds to boot

    Think I saw this also. Hitting tab will present some boot options "live" to boot to the Utopic system, "live-install" to boot to the install start, and others.

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    Re: Can't get recent builds to boot

    thanks crcarson....i had problems even getting the usb startup disc creator to work, so i installed unetbootin and used that instead.

    when i booted with the flash drive, i got the "no operating system found" error as well.....but pressing the "tab" key brought up a list of options: ubnentry0 - ubnentry8

    choosing the first option (ubnentry0) got me nowhere...the second option (ubnentry1) brought up the "live" environment and worked fine. the third option (ubnentry2) brought up the install menu, and that seems to work fine as well.

    did not try the other options.




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