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Old 04-20-2016, 03:14 PM   #1
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Error while executing sys linux


Hey, I am having some troubles. I have recently bought a 64gb flash drive and everytime I install any linux version, it says my USB stick wont be bootable.
Is there anyway to fix this?

Software Used: Universal USB Installer 1.9.6.4
Pic of Error: https://gyazo.com/7bc905de15c53db05bd00ad33e56997f
Note: I am trying to install Linux alongside my windows 7.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Typically any flash drive over 32GB is formatted as exfat by default from the manufacture but syslinux requires the drive to be formatted as FAT32. Windows 7 will not let you format the drive as FAT so you need to down load the HP tool which works similar to the windows built in utility.

http://download.cnet.com/HP-USB-Disk...-10974082.html
 
Old 04-20-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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That helped, but whenever syslinux downloads, it automatically stops responding.
Should I do it on a different computer?

Pic of error: https://gyazo.com/42fbd4ab8b79df66631fb1979d631158
 
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I stand corrected the universal installer will work with NTFS filesystems but not all distributions. Not that this has anything to do with your problem.

Are you selecting an ISO file you downloaded or something you selected off the list. I never have tried using UUI so may not be of much help.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 04:14 PM   #5
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The isos usually just have an option to either link you to the download, or just use one you already have.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 04:16 PM   #6
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I know but which one did you select?
 
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If you have UUI installed on whichever version of windows you are using, you would simply start the program and point it to the location where you have the downloaded iso file of Xubuntu, if that is what you are still trying to use. Once you have selected it you then need to point it to the flash drive to which you want to put the extracted iso to make it bootable. I've never used UUI but, most of the software that creates a bootable flash drive will use syslinux as the bootloader and it will be installed using UUI. I don't know why you seem to be trying to install it separately? A little more detail on the steps you have taken might lead to a solution.

If your UUI isn't working the way it is supposed to, you could try some other software such as unetbootin.
 
Old 04-20-2016, 04:40 PM   #8
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If you have UUI installed on whichever version of windows you are using, you would simply start the program and point it to the location where you have the downloaded iso file of Xubuntu, if that is what you are still trying to use. Once you have selected it you then need to point it to the flash drive to which you want to put the extracted iso to make it bootable. I've never used UUI but, most of the software that creates a bootable flash drive will use syslinux as the bootloader and it will be installed using UUI. I don't know why you seem to be trying to install it separately? A little more detail on the steps you have taken might lead to a solution.

If your UUI isn't working the way it is supposed to, you could try some other software such as unetbootin.
I was looking up a tutorial online and it did recommend UUI or Unetbootin.
This is the tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWO3vif7hTw
To be honest, I think it might be my computer just being a pain.

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I know but which one did you select?
Xubuntu 15.04 64bit

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