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Old 10-09-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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Easy Linux install utility.


I found this and thought i would post it here. It`s a utility to install linux of any flavor without the need for a USB or DVD, all you need is the iso if not included in the default list. The url is here: https://unetbootin.github.io
It`s for Windoes-Linux-Mac.
I`m not certain where to post this at so i`m posting here.
Happy Linux ISO.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 01:57 PM   #2
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yo Tok Tok i've used it in the past but less now since to install these days its just a case of getting the right iso and using linux dd command to install to a usb
Also there are bash scripts eg Alien Bobs script usbimg2disk.sh which you can find a link somewhere on https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
 
Old 10-09-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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Unetbootin was a good program at one time, but unless it has been fixed, haven't tried it lately, unebootin has problems booting in uefi mode.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 04:31 PM   #4
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There are many utilities and as stated UNetbootin has problems. I do not know of a universal tool that works with all distributions except for maybe the linux dd command. In general I would check the documentation for that particular distribution if available and see what is recommended. Here are several but the the list may not be current.

rufus
multibootusb
Ubuntu startup disk creator
Univeral USB installer
Fedora Media Writer
UNetbootin (with reservations)
dd command (The universal linux USB installer)
 
Old 10-09-2019, 04:54 PM   #5
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Rufus is my go-to program, has always worked for me even through it is a windows program.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 03:56 PM   #6
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mkusb also.

See pendrivelinux.com for more tips
 
Old 10-11-2019, 12:12 AM   #7
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Grinning at the dd post and clueless users going oh no. I meant easy peasy.
With pictures.instead of

sudo fdisk -l
sudo blkid
sudo dd oh no what do do now?

The pendrive linux idea is pretty easy peasy as well Howtogeek site
 
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Thank`s but i need to do a hard installl to disk-nothing live-any recommendations ?
 
Old 10-11-2019, 12:50 PM   #9
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Thank`s but i need to do a hard installl to disk-nothing live-any recommendations ?
unetbootin does NOT do that.

For that, you "burn" the installationmedium to one USB stick, boot that, then tell the installer to install to another USB stick.
It will succeed, but it won't be a very pleasurable experience - even fast USB sticks are slow compared to internal hds.

Or you could search for "Live USB with persistence" and do some reading.

While I appreciate your switching to Linux and posting on the forums, I must say that most of your questions are answered best by web searches. Please make it a habit to search before posting.
 
Old 10-11-2019, 01:10 PM   #10
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Or just run the live OS and install to the storage from that.
I may be wrong but I thought that the application being mentioned in this thread's OP (Unetbootin) was one of the better ways to create a bootable USB stick for any Linux .iso image? Are there other ways under Windows to create a bootable Linux USB drive?
 
Old 10-11-2019, 01:16 PM   #11
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i need to do a hard installl to disk
Interal or external disk? What distro, and details of current system setup? The more information given about what your attempting to do the better someone can help you.
 
Old 10-11-2019, 04:08 PM   #12
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unetbootin does NOT do that.

For that, you "burn" the installationmedium to one USB stick, boot that, then tell the installer to install to another USB stick.
It will succeed, but it won't be a very pleasurable experience - even fast USB sticks are slow compared to internal hds.

Or you could search for "Live USB with persistence" and do some reading.

While I appreciate your switching to Linux and posting on the forums, I must say that most of your questions are answered best by web searches. Please make it a habit to search before posting.
Web searching did not work for me that`s why i`m here, this works for me.
 
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Web searching did not work for me that`s why i`m here, this works for me.
The fact that
a) your problem still isn't very clear and you have posted nothing that would help us understand you
b) you choose to reply only to my side remark, and not to the topic itself
kinda proves that this doesn't work for you either.

You will need to put in some effort, one way or the other.
 
  


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