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Old 06-12-2019, 05:42 PM   #1
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rufus not opening


I downloaded Rufus to make a bootable Linux usb. But when I try to open it , it fails. I have tried several times with no luck. Then I tried Unetbootin which did open a window showing file contents, but no drop down menu to select Disk/Iso image etc. Could it be a bad connection?
 
Old 06-12-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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Try starting rufus from a terminal and report any error messages it throws.

What distro/version are you using? That may not have any bearing on this situation, but it's always wise to provide that information.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 12:57 AM   #3
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Compare Rufus and Unetbootin,the Rufus is better than Unetbootin for making a bootable USB,it is best to try other ways to download it.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 01:35 AM   #4
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Why not trying dd?

Something like this:

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dd bs=4M if=your_iso_image_here.iso of=/dev/sdX
Replace /dev/sdX with your actual USB flash drive (not any partition inside it, but the flash drive itself).
 
Old 06-14-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
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Try starting rufus from a terminal and report any error messages it throws.

What distro/version are you using? That may not have any bearing on this situation, but it's always wise to provide that information.
Problem solved. I am using Cinnamon 18.3 and just realized it contains a USB writer. No need for rufus or netbootin. Over a month of effort and the solution was right in front of me.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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Rufus is a windows program
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:48 PM   #7
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Linux Mint themselves suggest Etcher when creating a Mint USB boot media.

https://linuxmint-installation-guide...test/burn.html
 
  


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