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I run the unetbootin software and select Ubuntu netbook and select my flash drive. When I select my flash, I have been selecting /dev/sdb1 but I'm not sure if that's ...
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    Installing Ubuntu from USB


    I run the unetbootin software and select Ubuntu netbook and select my flash drive.

    When I select my flash, I have been selecting /dev/sdb1 but I'm not sure if that's right.

    Anway, then it goes through the rest of the installation and tells me to reboot. When I do, hold down ESC, select my USB, it just goes to a black screen.

    I'm on an ASUS eee pc 1005ha running jolicloud. However, I have access to both Windows and mac computers if necessary.

    EDIT: When I start up unetbootin, it gives me an error saying I don't have 7zip installed. How can I get this or something similar on jolicloud?

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    If you are running JoliCloud on your laptop, boot it up and open a terminal and get your partition information with the command: fdisk -l (lower Case Letter L), you will be asked for your user password. Post this info here.

    I would expect that 7zip would come pre-installed but if you don't have a full system with JoliCloud you should be able to get it from the repositories or download it. Jolicloud is Ubuntu based, do you use Ubuntu repositories?

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    When I type in fdisk -l it just brings me to the next line and starts over with "alec@alec:~$" and the blinking cursor.

    edit: I went into synaptic manager and downloaded the 7zip package and unetbootin is no longer giving me an error on startup. Hopefully it will work now.

    edit2: It doesn't give me the error anymore, and gets past the black screen on the boot up, but instead goes through the unetbootin installation process, but gives me errors along the way until flashing "no repository" or something and won't let me past that.

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    fdisk requires root privileges.

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
    How did you install unetbootin? The Ubuntu package lists 7zip as a dependency.

    If unetbootin is giving trouble you can also try usb-creator.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

    You should also check the md5sum of your iso file and make sure the download isn't corrupt, which could cause it not to boot.

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    The partition information it gave me:


    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000ec817

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 19086 153308263+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 19087 19457 2980057+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 19087 19457 2980026 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000 MB, 2000682496 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000663bd

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 243 1950873+ b W95 FAT32


    I installed unetbootin by going to their website and clicking the "download for linux" button.

    If I install the USBcreator using the terminal command, where does it go? Where do I find it to run it?

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    I would assume it shows up in whatever sort of menu Jolicloud has. You can run it from the terminal as well, just type usb-creator-gtk, or from a run dialog, usually brought up by pressing ALT+F2, although I may have seen somewhere it's ALT+F1 in Jolicloud, not sure. Again, typing in the name. Not sure if it needs root privs to run, if so, precede the command by gksudo
    Code:
    gksudo usb-creator-gtk

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    Gives me this:


    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package usb-creator-gtk

    after running "sudo apt-get install usb-creator-gtk"

    EDIT: nevermind it worked after I removed the -gtk

    Now running usb-creator

    *crossed fingers*

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    Interesting. The package is clearly labeled usb-creator-gtk in the Ubuntu repos. So long as it works, hopefully!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Interesting. The package is clearly labeled usb-creator-gtk in the Ubuntu repos. So long as it works, hopefully!
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    It works for the ubuntu iso, but when I try to select any others it gives me an error:

    This is not a desktop CD and cannot be used by this applictation.

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