Originally Posted by qlue
Are these normal live CD/DVD iso files?
You should be able to 'burn' them just like an image file directly to the flash drive using dd
dd if=path-to-iso of=/dev/sdb bs=1M
Where path-to-iso is the path including the file name. (or just the file name if you're in the same directory)
And /dev/sdb is the device you want to write to. Make sure you have the correct device though as dd will wipe whatever is on it. (to be safe, disconnect all other drives and only plug the flash drive in after you've booted up. That should ensure that the main hard drive is /dev/sda and the flash drive should then come up as /dev/sdb
Thanks for your reply, yes these were all normal live cd/dvd iso files.
it was opensuse 13.1 (the full dvd and kde iso) that I tried to install on my flashdrive.
not both at the same time, I would try one, see that it wouldnt boot, then try the other, greeted by the same error.
Then I tried a ubuntu 13.04 (10?) iso, met with the same error.
Upon checking the contents of the flashdrive, some files were empty, such as the menu.c32 file.
When i tried the same isos on my laptop running ubuntu 12.04 this file was populated, but upon trying to boot from the flashdrive the only unetbootin menu option given to me was "default" and hitting default would only take me to the same menu screen.
I was able to find a DVD to burn an iso onto it so I wont be needing assistance anymore.
Thanks for the replies though!