(USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

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Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

Post by proxima_centauri »

Hi there,

You might want to try this guide out instead
http://ubuntuguide.net/how-to-install-u ... -in-ubuntu

Follow these steps: Open up a terminal, type

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sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines to the file,then save and close.

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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Back in terminal, type

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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FC91AE7E

Then,

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apt update && apt install unetbootin
All done!
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Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

Post by gees »

Skicrazer,
indeed some of the several instructions are a bit confusing, because it seems that LiveUSB pendrives can be created from a Linux as well as a Windows box.

Quote: "I'm having these issues with other apps I desire to install, as well, but cannot figure out how to get them into the Pkg Mgr. Can anyone help out here?"
You don't have to put them in! You get them out the Package Manager!!!!
Another misunderstanding is, that you have to download files from websites and install them one way or another. The software you need is in the Ubuntu repositories, which are simply accessed thru Menu->Package Manager (Synaptic). Once you have chosen your software it will be automatically installed.

The easiest way to create a USBLIve pendrive if you have Mint installed (not running from the LiveCD):
1. Go to Menu->Package Manager (you have to enter your password), enter usb-creator in the Quick Search field, mark for installation and press apply.
2. When the installation is finished go to Menu ->Administration ->USB Disk Start Up Creator
3. Follow the instructions and use either your MintCD or an ISO file to create you LiveUSB pendrive. That's all.

I will create again a new LiveUSB pendrive within the next half hour and will let you know the result.

Edit: my PIII 1.2 Mhz with USB 1.0 is quite slow, but in the mean time:
In advance, I formatted my 2GB pendrive to FAT32 and selected the remaining disk size with the slider to 1.2GB for persistent mode. I kept the second (lowest) radio button unselected. Installation is 75% ready now ... will be back asap.

Edit: The good news: It worked and booted my other laptop (winXP) flawlessly.
The bad news: It is not persistent! :shock: This was different some months ago ... edit: with Ubuntu 9.04 before I went to Mint.
Now I need help...anybody?!
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Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

Post by proxima_centauri »

Sorry skicrazer, I incorrectly assumed you were running Gloria.

No matter, simply reopen /etc/apt/sources.list, and change "jaunty" to "intrepid".
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deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
After that

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apt update && apt install unetbootin
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Re: (USB drive) Unetbootin downloaded as .exe! ??

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skicrazer wrote:Gees, I did your routine and thought it would have worked, but I do not see an Administration sub-menu. I'm running Felicia XFCE, btw. ?? This seemed to be the easiest solution.
skicrazer,
the described procedure was with Mint Gloria Gnome. A dont know Felicia and XFce yet, but after the installation of usb-creator, you should find it in the menu where all your applications are located. Its name probably is also USB Disk Start Up Creator.
Please read my remarks in thread http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=33164 !
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