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I'm using a USB/DVD download tool within my current OS (Windows 7) for allowing Dual Boot functionality alongside Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu off their main site and when I use the download tool, I get the error message as seen in my desktop screen shot. Anyone know why I'm getting this message?

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You can't make a bootable USB device with Microsoft usb tool because they have only designed it for the Windows. Try yumi and you will be able to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu as well. – avirk Nov 26 '12 at 4:59
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The Microsoft tool is only for Windows ISO's to make bootable. Try the tool from

I've always had good luck with it and it works for almost all major distros

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Thanks! I downloaded it and I chose a source. It tried installing the ISO I had on my hard drive and USB, and it gave me the following statement: "This Linux is not in the compatibility list, however LinuxLive USB creator will try to use the same install parameters as for "Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal (Unity/Gnome). In addition, step 3 says "Persistence" with the option to scroll MB's. What do I do here as this is unfamiliar territory for me. Thanks again! – Christopher Chipps Nov 27 '12 at 6:40
If you're trying to use the USB key to install linux on a different partition, you can ignore the persistence part and turn it off, (it's just a read/write area of the key to store files on if you want a portable install of the ubuntu live cd). After that, hit the go button and then try to boot off the USB key. – Justin Nov 27 '12 at 11:56
Worked out great, thanks for all the help! – Christopher Chipps Nov 28 '12 at 21:35

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