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Old 08-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, newbie here. I'm trying to run the Universal-USB-Installer.exe and am having some trouble. I changed the permissions on the file and still have no luck. When I double click on the icon all that happens is that the terminal opens with no blinking cursor or anything.
Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 08-23-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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It is probably made for Windows, so you need to run it on Windows. Usually, '.exe' means it runs on Windows, not Linux.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #3
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.exe are windows executable files.
for what purpose you are trying to install .exe software ?
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #4
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.exe are windows executable files.
for what purpose you are trying to install .exe software ?
Universal-USB-Installer.exe is used to make bootable Linux USB's.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
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Universal-USB-Installer.exe is used to make bootable Linux USB's.
Umm...so it does that on a Windows machine???
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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Umm...so it does that on a Windows machine???
Yes
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #7
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I'll take a wild swing and suggest maybe using Wine, assuming you want to run the .exe on emulated environment and not a native Windows machine.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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Ok, guys, I guess I should've been a little clearer; lesson learned.
I have an old pc that I am running lubuntu 12.04 on because of severely limited ram resources.
Once I upgrade (probaly this coming week), I plan on installing ubuntu 12.04. I have the .iso downloaded and want to use the Universal-USB-Installer to mount the .iso on my usb stick. For some reason the installer doesn't come with a linux version that I know of.
So I need a way to run the .exe on linux or a linux version of the installer.
Or another way of mounting the .iso on my usb stick.
Hopefully this explanation is a little more in depth.
Thank you for the help guys.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 03:57 PM   #9
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Just use unetbootin:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Make sure the jump drive you burn the ISO's on is vfat
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #10
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Warning: THIS WILL ERASE YOUR FLASHDRIVE

You could do this if there is nothing important on the flashdrive:
Code:
sudo dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sd<flashdrive_letter>

Last edited by byannoni; 08-24-2012 at 10:28 AM.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Once again, sorry guys. After I posted the last posting, I read about wine. I am currently installing wine as we speak.
Thanks for the help guys!
I'm sure you'll be hearing from me again in the near future.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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why not just use the Linux tools ALREADY in Ubuntu
or
the native Linux tools that are in the ubuntu documentation

running a MS windows program in wine on Linux to make a Linux bootable usb ON LINUX to install linux

is very round about

just use
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
there is a Linux version
and windows and a Mac version

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #13
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You could do this if there is nothing important on the flashdrive. *THIS WILL ERASE YOUR FLASHDRIVE*:
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sudo dd if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sd<flashdrive_letter>
This works only with hybrid-ISOs. For some unknown reason Ubuntu has no hybrid-ISOs, so this will not work with Ubuntu.
 
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:30 AM   #14
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why not just use the Linux tools ALREADY in Ubuntu
Good point, doesn't Ubuntu have a start-up USB creator specifically for Ubuntu images?
 
  


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