UNetbootin Installation

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Aristophanes
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I'm running Trisquel 8. I'm trying to install UNetbootin via the "Add/Remove Applications" program. Whenever I click the checkbox to install it, the program hangs seemingly indefinitely, and I have to close it.

What is causing this issue, and might there be a better way of installing UNetbootin? FWIW, I'm trying to create a Fedora LiveUSB, hence my attempt to install UNetbootin.

Magic Banana

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https://trisquel.info/en/wiki/how-create-liveusb gives instructions for any live ISO.

Aristophanes
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I tried the "Trisquel GNU/Linux (GUI: graphical user interface)" method. The issue is I cannot open the Fedora ISO in the "Startup Disk Creator" program.

loldier
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If you think you need UNetbootin rather than the default startup disk creator, download a binary copy and execute it. Check "allow executing as program" first (right-click, properties, permissions).

https://unetbootin.github.io/linux_download.html

Then run in terminal './unetbootin-linux64-661.bin'.

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loldier
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Fedora Media Writer would be the best universal solution. It should be ported or forked to Ubuntu and Trisquel. A snap is available (or a Flatpak).

Instructions to build from source:

https://github.com/FedoraQt/MediaWriter

FMW is able to write any ISO to USB. It works under GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_Media_Writer

andyprough
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Have you tried Etcher? I prefer Etcher. https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Etcher#tab=Overview

Even has a nice CLI interface with most of the features of the GUI.

SuperTramp83

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dd is amazing and no one should ever need more.

Beformed
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I totally agree with you. I remember using guis like unetbootin at some point, I also used rufus and some other stuff. Since I learned how to use dd, that's all I need to know.

dd:
* Fast
* Reliable
* alway works

GUIs:
* Have to install
* Not always stable
* Unexpected management of your usb stick
* They work weird with specific distros

SuperTramp83

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>alway works

this..

nadebula.1984
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"Always works" is a false generalization.

Some legacy iso images have no partition table. If you burn it to a CD/DVD, it works perfectly. If you write it to a USB key using dd, it won't boot, because there is no partition table on the USB key. If you run # lsblk, you'll see /dev/sdx as a block device but not /dev/sdx1.

loldier
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There are many ways to accomplish the same result, 'cp' (as root) is one.

# cp trisquel_XXX.iso /dev/sdX

'cat' is another.

# cat trisquel_XXX.iso > /dev/sdX