Unetbootin is a tool that can be used to create LiveUSB pendrives.

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Installation of Windows with Unetbootin won't finish

Loaded an ISO with Win Server 2008 R2 onto a flash drive using Unetbootin. Booted just fine, went through most of the install process, server reboots just before "completing installation" then after ...
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Unetbootin stops at 0% extracting bootloader configuration

I'm running debian 7 stable release with unetbootin 575-1 If I run 'sudo unetbootin' and select my ISO image (boot-rescue-32bit.iso) and select my newly formatted USB drive click ok, then unetbootin ...
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how to make a correct bootable usb of a linux distro?

well I have been installing different distros of linux from by usb from time to time. And I always followed same method which until today stopped working for me. So I use to format my usb with ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 because it says root file system is not defined

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I get here, it says that root file system is not defined. I am on try Ubuntu before you install and I installed it with UNetbootin. How can I fix this?
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Where does unetbootin put the downloaded iso files?

I ran out of space in the root partition in Linux, because Unetbootin puts the ISO files it downloads into the root partition instead of /home, because it runs as root. Now I need to remove the ISO ...
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Unable to boot Grub2 using UNetbootin

I downloaded the ISO files for Super Grub2 Disk as well as a usb-live creator UNetbootin. After an apparent successful write to USB, a restart does not elicit a boot. I have checked my BIOS settings ...
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Why booting Linux works only on specific computer with specific USB drive?

I have 3 USB flash discs Transcend (worked on all computers except HP Desktop and OLD ASUS desktop) Sony 8GB (worked on all computers except HP Desktop) Kingston 8GB (worked on all computers except ...
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Change Unetbootin menu

I'm not sure if this should be here or on Stackexchange. let me know if this is the wrong site. I'm developing an OS and for now I'm using unetbootin to load it from a USB. I only have one option on ...
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Unable to find live file system error while running Ubuntu from USB

First of all there are existing Q&A on this issue on different forums (mainly on AskUbuntu). But none of those solutions worked for me hence I am asking in a new thread here in SU. I earlier had ...
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Can I install Debian from only one DVD?

When I try to download Debian from the main site, I find 4 DVDs images of 4 GB. Is it possible to install Debian from only 1 DVD image?
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eeePC shows only two entries while using Unetbootin created Live CD, and both fails

I made a usb boot stick using Unetbootin, on mac osx (the latest one). I created the stick (after formatting it), and then plug it into my EEE PC X101CH the bios boot menu shows 2 options for the ...
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Puppy Linux cannot boot

I have downloaded Puppy linux slacko-5.6-PAE.iso , then used Unetbootin to burn it on my usb , when i am try to boot i am getting this message puppy_slacko_5.6.0.sfs not found. Dropping out to ...
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manual steps to install linux on external drive from ISO file AND without booting into it?

I would like to know what the manual steps are to replicate the operation of unetbootin linux utility. That is to say - how to manually install (and by word manually I really mean using the ...
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Create a bootable USB with DFT using UNetbootin

My Dell inspiron 8600 crashed and on restarting its showing the "unmountable boot volume" error. Occasionally the HDD is also making a strange clicking noise. I suppose the HDD has died. It looks like ...
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How to format unrecognized USB drive?

I have used Unetbootin on one of my USB drive, and it seems to have partitioned it some way that it's no longer recognized by any OS. It's not even listed when I turn on my computer and press F12 to ...
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Lubuntu LiveUSB made with UNetbootin not bootable

I tried to make a Lubuntu 13.04 LiveUSB with UNetbootin (Mac version), but it is not bootable. Not on the PC I want to boot it, and not on the Mac I made the drive with (On Mac it just doesn't show up ...
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How to create an Ubuntu LiveUSB that will also boot on a Mac [duplicate]

I'm using a Mac computer and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on an external HDD. I have the iso file for installing the OS but after following these instructions from Ubuntu to create a bootable USB ...
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Delete Contents of Bootable USB on Windows

When I boot into Windows (7), my bootable USB (that I created with UNetBootin) is not showing the correct size. I think the space taken up by the bootable portion is not showing up. I want to wipe the ...
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Can I convert a USB-stick to an installer without losing data?

I would like to use my 64GB USB-drive to install Linux on another computer that has no CD drive. I already have some data on the drive (I already have a backup, but split across multiple locations and ...
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Laptop freezes upon booting Linux distributions from USB flash drive

I'm trying to boot a live distro on a VAIO YB35AL ultrabook. It doesn't have an optical drive, so I'm using a USB flash drive, and deploying the Linux ISOs to it using either unetbootin or Universal ...
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UNetBootin without admin rights?

Is it possible to run UNetBootin without admin privileges? I downloaded it then did chmod +x and then tried to run it with ./ but then a window popped up prompting for admin password. Is it not even ...
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This file does not have a program associated

I have used Unetbootin before many times, but not recently. Today I downloaded it, chose my ISO file and hit OK only to be greeted with this This file does not have a program assoicated with it ...
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Can't run gParted Live

I prepared gParted Live on my pendrive using unetbootin. When I try to boot from that pendrive I got blikning line and nothing more. What could me wrong?
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How to truly erase contents of USB drive?

I have a 2GB USB drive that had about 1.8GB of stored data on it. So I delete these files, and then I check the drive's properties, and I see it still has 1.8GB of data on it (only 0.2GB remaining)! ...
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How to run UNetBootin (or similar) on Linux?

I am trying to install UNetbootin on my Linux Mint (12 - KDE) machine and it will not run. I downloaded the Linux version of it (downloads as a unetbootin-linux-581 file) and set its permission to ...
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What can cause Linux installation via USB to fail on modern nettop?

I have a freshly unboxed Lenovo Ideacentre Q180, it ships with FreeDos so I'm trying to install Linux (XBMCbuntu ideally, but any distro will do for now). I have used UNetbootin to make a bootable ...
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Bootmgr is missing for Windows XP

I know that there are so many posts on this subject but none of them worked for me. I have Ubuntu on my machine and I would like to install Windows XP. As my CD/DVD reader does not work, I made a ...
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UNetbootin installation of Ubuntu Server fails and restarts computer

I tried to install Ubuntu Server from a flash drive using UNetbootin, because my optical disc drive is broken. When I created the bootable drive using UNetbootin, there was no problem. When I tried ...
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How to access files on a USB stick after booting from that USB stick?

I booted computer from a USB stick using UNetBootin and Damn Small Linux. Now I want to include some files on the stick such that they'll be available to me once the computer is booted up in Linux. I ...
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Unetbootin and Windows 7

I use Unetbootin on WinXP and I have a Windows 7 iso that I want to make a USB bootable with. Everything works fine. I can boot the USB, but then I come to bootloader screen and I only see one option ...
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Recreating the master boot record of a Ubuntu USB installation?

I copied my unetbootin installation onto my Windows 7 machine, and formatted the drive and put something completely different on it. Then later I copied the installation it back on to the USB drive ...
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unetbootin (syslinux?) — adding memtest86 to my bootable USB drive

The only way I have been able to reliably load a windows install disc onto USB is using Unetbootin and a FAT32 formatted drive. I do this because it is significantly faster to install windows this way ...