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

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How do I create a bootable flash drive running MS-DOS 6.22?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB for MS-DOS 6.22. I can't risk using FreeDOS or any other version of DOS because I'm working with a very niche utility that has the potential to break expensive ...
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Tuxboot vs UNetbootin?

Tuxboot docs: Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and GNU/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trying to boot a windows 8.1 ISO from usb

My hard drive randomly decided to stop booting my windows os so I downloaded a windows 8.1 ISO and installed it to my USB using Unetbootin. In my BIOS, launch csm is disabled as well as fast boot. My ...
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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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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 selected Try Ubuntu before you install option on boot menu and I booted it with UNetbootin. How ...
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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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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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Unetbootin not recognising USB drive for Ubuntu installation

I'm trying to create a Live Ubuntu installer on a USB, using Unetbootin (on a Mac running OSX Yosemite). I followed instructions online and formatted my USB with Disk Utility, to MS-DOS(FAT) format ...
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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 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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Does unetbootin work in win 10 with UEFI mode?

I would like to install Ubuntu 15.10 using unetbootin and no usb key -thus using unetbootin with Hard Disk (frugal) install mode. However nowhere in the documentation could I see if unetbootin will ...
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bootable USB key cannot boot in legacy mode?

I used the netbootin to generate a Mint 17.1 live USB on a EFI kubuntu system. It can be boot in computer with UEFI mode. However, if I change to legacy mode, the live USB cannot boot at all. Is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Unetbootin persistence not working

I want to make this version of Ubuntu persistent on a USB stick, so I used UnetBootin which has an option for persistence (I chose 4Go), but when I booted on my Ubuntu Live and created a file, this ...
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Installing Ubuntu with secure boot on and no way to disable it?

I don't have any OS installed. I wanted to install Win10 but it failed with error code 0x80070570 during install. Now, I want to go back to Ubuntu but I am not able to (Only Unetbootin screen shows ...
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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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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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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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Bootable USB does not work [closed]

I tried to install Windows 7 on a bootable USB. It was successful and it told me to reboot now. I clicked it and then it rebooted, and when I selected the USB on boot, this happened: When I opened ...
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Can we install WinUSB in Kali linux

I want to create Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7. I am trying to do this on Kali Linux. The default program "unetbootin" in kali does not support for Windows. The another one which i found was "...
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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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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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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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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 for ...
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Creating bootable Windows USB Drive on macOS, doesn't boot on PC

I followed Method 2 of the linked article to create a Windows 10 bootable USB disk. When I try booting from it on my PC, I just see a blinking _ indefinitely. I tried using Method 1 (unetbootin) but ...
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Can I install a second instance of linux on a spare partition without usb-disk or CD

I have OpenSUSE (42.3) linux installed on the first partition if my hard drive and I want to install another distribution on a second partition. I do not want to use an USB drive or CD/DVD. I've ...
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unetbootin failed to write Debian live system to the USB drive successfully

I have a usb drive in which I managed to write a hybrid xubuntu image using dd. Now, that I have decided to boot Debian live usb, and used to format the drive using 'EaseUS Partition Manager', then ...
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USB pen drive not recognized after using UNetbootin. Why?

I am running Windows-7 32-bit on my computer. I came across an article glorifying Backtrack Linux and so I wanted to try it. I downloaded the Backtrack5 RC3 (Live CD) ISO from softpedia and ...
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Creating a Windows XP Professional PE USB ISO on Linux

I am attempting to create a Windows XP PE ISO on Ubuntu 16.04. So far the best way I found was the apparently popular Gandalf PE version that I downloaded and burned to USB. I am using UNetbootin as ...
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Windows 7 Boot Failure after Unetbootin Installation of Ubuntu due to Partition Type

I successfully installed Ubuntu using unetbootin on my small Windows 7 PC. When I restart the computer I am given options to proceed with a Unetbootin boot or Windows 7 boot, as expected. The ...
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Unetbootin can't find Hard Drive?

I am trying to use Unetbootin to download the new Windows 10 iso directly to my secondary Hard Drive. I formatted and partitioned the drive as so: Allotment: 100GB Drive letter: A File System: NTFS ...
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Installing CentOS from bootUSB with two ISO files

I want to install CentOS upon Windows 8(dual boot) replacing Ubuntu 11.04. I have two ISO files (dvd1 and dvd2). Suggest me ways to install the OS from USB. I tried using Unetbootin but it is not ...
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unetbootin windows 7 boot-loop

I created a windows 7 usb stick with unetbootin on ubuntu. When I restart the computer from usb, I get to a screen with only one option: 'default' and a contdown for 10 seconds. When I choose this ...
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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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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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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 command-...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...