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Old 07-01-2018, 12:16 AM   #16
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Once again, I was excited. I tried.

juanfrancisco@juanfrancisco-HP-Stream-Laptop-14-ax0XX:~$ dd if=/homejuanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4M
dd: failed to open '/homejuanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso': No such file or directory

:-(
If you invested as much time into reading the output you are pasting here along with complaints about things not working, you'd probably deduce the issue yourself. Read the output of what you posted:

dd: failed to open '/homejuanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso': No such file or directory

Note the bold portions.

The error is telling you it can't find the file - probably because you are missing the / after your /home in the file path.

Sorry on the Unetbootin command not working. Turns out that software isn't well maintained any longer so it isn't in the Ubuntu 18.04 repos.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 05:33 AM   #17
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I have not much patience for frickin computers. They take up enough time from real life with fun things.
oh but they can be so much fun, in so many ways!
i should get out more i guess... can i install linux on my dog? that would help.

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Old 07-01-2018, 09:25 AM   #18
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If you invested as much time into reading the output you are pasting here along with complaints about things not working, you'd probably deduce the issue yourself. Read the output of what you posted:

dd: failed to open '/homejuanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso': No such file or directory

Note the bold portions.

The error is telling you it can't find the file - probably because you are missing the / after your /home in the file path.

Sorry on the Unetbootin command not working. Turns out that software isn't well maintained any longer so it isn't in the Ubuntu 18.04 repos.
Ok. You got me on a small mistake. I guess it is indeed all my fault. Maybe, you can enlighten me about the next thing I don't understand.

juanfrancisco@juanfrancisco-HP-Stream-Laptop-14-ax0XX:~$ dd if=/home/juanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4M
dd: failed to open '/dev/sda': Permission denied
 
Old 07-01-2018, 09:41 AM   #19
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juanfrancisco@juanfrancisco-HP-Stream-Laptop-14-ax0XX:~$ dd if=/home/juanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4M
Doing anything, particularly involving a write, outside your user /home directory needs root (sudo on Bodhi) permissions. You need root (sudo) permissions so put sudo at the beginning of the command as below.:

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sudo dd if=/home/juanfrancisco/Downloads/Fatdog64-500.iso of=/dev/sda bs=4M
 
Old 07-01-2018, 04:14 PM   #20
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Doing anything, particularly involving a write, outside your user /home directory needs root (sudo on Bodhi) permissions. You need root (sudo) permissions so put sudo at the beginning of the command as below.:
Dude. I was really excited that time. It seemed to work, but I don't know what it did. I tried to boot from the USB and now there is no option for that.

46+1 records in
46+1 records out
196261888 bytes (196MB, 187MiB) copied, 52.3263 s, 3.8 MB/s

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Old 07-01-2018, 04:41 PM   #21
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I appreciate the help from everyone thus far.

I feel compelled to go use a computer to load something onto a flash drive. I would say that Bodhi is not good, but honestly there is too much wrong to feel that way fairly. I think my install was corrupted and now I am stuck. It doesn't want to do anything thus far.

The version is Bodhi 5.0.0alpha
There is no executable button on the unetbootin executable file
The quick launcher does nothing more than show what is on here
The Big Launch buttons on the bodhilinux site don't work
The browsers, Midori and Firefox, crash all the time
These, along with whatever I mentioned before. It is hot and I am tired.

I apologize for those of you who devote your lives to this stuff. I appreciate and respect that. I am just frustrated because I don't wish to learn a new trade just to operate this computer. I feel like it may be necessary because I chose to escape the hold of the Windows virus. Ugh.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 05:20 PM   #22
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A couple screenshots.

When I click the Install button on the bodhi site

When I try to open the unetbootin executable file. After that I click continue and it just does nothing. I tried not touching the computer for 10 minutes to give it a chance in case it was slow. Nothing.

R/
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:42 PM   #23
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The output you posted from the dd command is what one would expect to see when it is successful. If you no longer see an option to boot from usb in the BIOS either under usb or under HDD by the name of the usb, that's a totally separate problem. On my computer when I boot from a usb, it is listed under HDD by name, Lexar, Sandisk, Toshiba...

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The version is Bodhi 5.0.0alpha
A beta release of an operating system is a test release which people download to test and give feedback to the developers for problems they encounter. An Alpha release is a pre-beta and is generally only used by experienced users to test it and is not really expected to work. Pre test release. If you want to continue with Bodhi, you need a stable release in the 4.0 series, probably 4.5.

If your unetbootin has been made executable, when you click on it and see the image you posted above, you would click on the Execute tab. I wouldn't bother trying to do anything with the Bodhi you have as it is a pre-test version for experienced users. Download something stable/tested.

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Old 07-01-2018, 09:00 PM   #24
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In fact one of the things that is explicitly not working on that alpha and beta release is the app center. It is one of the last things we test fully for because it is only there for novice users who shouldn't be using testing releases.

In fact - I probably wouldn't recommend setting up Bodhi in general for anyone new to Linux. We don't hold your hand at all and most expect you to know what your doing with general Linux things.

Would highly recommend you give Linux Mint or stock Ubuntu a try. You'll have a much better "I'm new to Linux" experience with either of these distributions.
 
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:29 PM   #25
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Thanks, gentlemen. Those are the most helpful insights yet. I didn't do enough research before picking an OS.

Any recommendations on how I go about getting the correct one on the computer?

Should I make a live USB on another computer?
 
Old 07-01-2018, 10:19 PM   #26
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Probably the easiest method yes. I don't know a good GUI off hand on the latest Bodhi because I always use the dd command myself.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 06:49 AM   #27
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You haven't indicated what you have on the computer with Bodhi. Is Bodhi the only operating system on it? If so and you are using the Alpha release you will probably have a difficult time creating a bootable usb. Could try creating a DVD if you have a DVD drive on the computer. If you have another computer you can use, it might be easier. What operating system is on the other computer? If you have windows, you should be able to use software for windows to create a bootable usb. There is a windows version of unetbootin you could try. Other software that could be used is Rufus or Etcher. Just do an online search for either and you should find some tutorials.

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Old 07-02-2018, 07:17 AM   #28
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You haven't indicated what you have on the computer with Bodhi. Is Bodhi the only operating system on it? If so and you are using the Alpha release you will probably have a difficult time creating a bootable usb. Could try creating a DVD if you have a DVD drive on the computer. If you have another computer you can use, it might be easier. What operating system is on the other computer? If you have windows, you should be able to use software for windows to create a bootable usb. There is a windows version of unetbootin you could try. Other software that could be used is Rufus or Etcher. Just do an online search for either and you should find some tutorials.
Indeed. Thank you, sir. I plan to go to the library this morning and use their Windows computer to put something on this USB. I am using a small computer that was gifted to me.

Before I left Honduras, I gave my sweet Toshiba laptop to my nieces. My mom wanted me to write again, so last Christmas she got me this little hp Stream netbook. It's a nice little computer, but it has a very small SSD and no CD drive. It came installed with frickin Windows, though. It was already too big for the space. Then, it wanted to update and needed more space than available. I had nothing on here, so nothing to delete.

I used UUI to install Bodhi. As soon as it seemed to work at all, I deleted Windows because it was making the computer so slow. I saw Alpha and ASSumed that Alpha is superior to Beta, and installed it. Oops. I was in a hurry and therefore became quickly frustrated, especially because I underestimated the learning curve.

So, it is the library or my sister's computer. UUI was pretty easy before. I guess I can use it again. Oh yeah, this SSD is like 28G?, so I am thinking one of the small guys. That is why I wanted Bodhi in the first place.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 09:53 AM   #29
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Some other possibilities that are small are AntiX which is based also on Debian. Another even smaller system is Slitaz, 80MB download but it will probably be more difficult to learn. Doesn't obviously have a lot of software insalled by default.

I would take a close look at the UUI page. All I see on it is an .exe file so that won't work on any Linux as it is a windows only software.
 
Old 07-04-2018, 06:22 PM   #30
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Can I get a bit more assistance?

I borrowed my sister's computer and used uui to put AntiX on a flash drive. Now, there is no option to boot from USB. It was there before, when I put Bodhi on there.

How can I get the boot from USB option back?

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