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Can't boot flash drive if created with Universal Boot Installer or YUMI

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  • Started 2 years ago by binkemei
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binkemei
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I've tried using cfdisk to create a bootable flash drive with Ubuntu's iso and it boots, but there are just too many steps and settings so I didn't want to redo it every time which is why I tried using Universal Boot Installer and YUMI. Other reason why is because the persistence would not work.

With those 2 applications, I am unable to boot the flash drive. I only see blank black screen with a text cursor blinking endlessly.

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nosparks
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I've always used the Universal Boot Installer and never had any problems, but you're right, it doesn't like Ubuntu for some reason. I was able to get Ubuntu bootable and persistant using the LinuxLive USB Creater from http://www.linuxliveusb.com/. But man it takes forever to boot.

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raphoenix
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Try Rufus.

http://rufus.akeo.ie/

Rick P.

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nosparks
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Tried Rufus. Creates bootable live USB of Ubuntu 12.04 OK but lacks persistence.

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binkemei
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I haven't tried any other distros and probably won't since I'm used to how Ubuntu is and I'm not a hard-core linux user either.

I wonder why it doesn't work for Ubuntu. I've tried some versions of both Universal Boot Installer and YUMI. It still wouldn't work.

@raphoenix, Rufus lacks persistence. The is the main problem here. I want to have the persistence.

I have a feeling by the time I get it working, my flash drive is going to die! XD

I tried using LiLi, it doesn't work either. Has the same symptoms as the other 2 creators. Is it because I am using the LIVECD iso that's why it's not working?

edit:
I will try to download automatically with LiLi.

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binkemei
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With LiLi and downloading the Ubumtu ISO with LiLi, problem still exists.

Does this mean I should scrap Ubuntu?

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raphoenix
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binkemei,

Please describe what exactly you mean when you say "lacks persistence".

If you load a machine and configure an O/S, then you would have to make a Back up Image with the saved configuration to have persistence of configuration.

Otherwise, I'm a bit confused as to what you are attempting to convey.

Rick P.

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binkemei
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It doesn't give me the option to set persistence.

If you can give me the steps to do that, then that would be great!

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raphoenix
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Please answer the question by what you mean by option to "set persistence".

Are you trying to make a Back Up Image of a Linux hard drive installation ??

Rick P.

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binkemei
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I just want to save my settings for Ubuntu on the flash drive.

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raphoenix
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http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/

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binkemei
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Sorry about my questions which are lack of knowledge!

So each time I make a change with Ubuntu on the flash drive I would have to run a command on remastersys?

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raphoenix
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raphoenix
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http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=35087

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nosparks
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Rick, I'd like to explain persistence but this link will do it much better than me. http://www.pendrivelinux.com/w.....ent-linux/

binkemei, I don't know why you can't get this to work for you. I did it yesterday using LinuxLive USB Creater and the 32bit Ubuntu desktop iso onto a 4gig Lexar USB stick. I've just wiped that from the USB drive and redone it this time with the 64bit Ubuntu desktop iso. Both times I had no problems and both gave me a choice of the persistent file size, which I typed in 1024.

Perhaps we could help you out a little more knowing what your hardware is and what size USB stick you are using.

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raphoenix
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@nosparks,

THANKS for the explanation of persistence. :) :)

In Windows, that's much like running VMs or Ram Disks I think.

Sorry I didn't understand exactly what [ binkemei ] meant.

My Bad. :(

Rick P.

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