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Old 04-04-2016, 08:20 PM   #1
Gregg Bell
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Help getting "mkusb"


I'm running Xubuntu 15.10. I've got the mkusb documentation page

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

but I get stuck at the very first command:

When I run it I get:

Code:
'universe' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.
Which kind of sounds like I have mkusb but I don't. Anybody got an easy way of getting the GUI version?

Thanks.
 
Old 04-05-2016, 03:52 AM   #2
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Hello Gregg,

When you run the first command
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
, you add repository 'universe' as one that should be searched when you run apt-get.
So there is nothing going wrong really, it 's just saying that you've already got repository 'universe' added to the list.

just run
Code:
sudo apt-get install mkusb
, and you should be fine

Cheers!
 
Old 04-05-2016, 06:33 AM   #3
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Gregg:
Judging by your considerable efforts using c-line tools in Xubuntu
with .iso images and USB Drives, and what all, have you considered xfburn?
 
Old 04-06-2016, 11:12 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by 153rd View Post
Hello Gregg,

When you run the first command
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository universe
, you add repository 'universe' as one that should be searched when you run apt-get.
So there is nothing going wrong really, it 's just saying that you've already got repository 'universe' added to the list.

just run
Code:
sudo apt-get install mkusb
, and you should be fine

Cheers!
Thanks 153rd but when I run
Code:
sudo apt-get install mkusb
I get:

Code:
gregg@LG:~/Desktop$ sudo apt-get install mkusb
[sudo] password for gregg: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package mkusb
gregg@LG:~/Desktop$
 
Old 04-06-2016, 11:17 PM   #5
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Gregg:
Judging by your considerable efforts using c-line tools in Xubuntu
with .iso images and USB Drives, and what all, have you considered xfburn?
Thanks Habitual. Actually I've had quite good luck with K3b. And as far as I can tell Xfburn is similar. And they both do discs only, and with some of the larger distros they won't fit on the 700 MB max CDs I've got. Hence I'm looking for things that will burn to USB drives.

So yeah, LOL, show me a way to burn a distro to a USB drive and I'll be happy.

Unetbootin has been unreliable. Startup Disk Creator burns only Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distros. I'm just looking for something that does the job.

And I'd actually prefer something with a GUI.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 01:58 AM   #6
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Hey gregg,

Did you try 'tabbing through' the available packages? like:
sudo apt-get install mk<tab>

Maybe it's got a postfix or something.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 09:06 AM   #7
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Quote:
Which kind of sounds like I have mkusb but I don't.
No, it doesn't. It sounds like you already have that repsitory enabled. If you read down to the section Quick Start Manual and mkusb PPA you would see the quote below:

Quote:
If you run standard Ubuntu, you need an extra instruction to get the repository Universe. (Kubuntu, Lubuntu ... Xubuntu have the repository Universe activated automatically.)
Which means you either didn't read it or didn't read it carefully. You are using Xubuntu, correct. So you need to skip that command and enter the next 3 commands consecutively to install.

Quote:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa # and press Enter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mkusb
 
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:54 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregg Bell View Post
I'm running Xubuntu 15.10. I've got the mkusb documentation page

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

but I get stuck at the very first command:

When I run it I get:

Code:
'universe' distribution component is already enabled for all sources.
This step isn't needed, you already have it enabled.

Next:
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mkusb/ppa
in terminal spews:
Code:
[sudo] password for jj: 
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~mkusb/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --homedir /tmp/tmp.moYjnLh1cS --no-auto-check-trustdb --trust-model always --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 54B8C8AC
gpg: requesting key 54B8C8AC from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 54B8C8AC: "Launchpad PPA for MKUSB" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 1
No problemo.

Next:
Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mkusb
Quote:
Welcome to mkusb 10.5.1

Please copy the data you want to keep to another device,
for example an external hard disk drive or a cloud service,
and double-check that you select the correct target device!

mkusb will use the whole target device, so

* the target will be formatted and completely overwritten *

There will be no easy way to recover any previous data.
Expensive intelligence services might restore some data.
mkusb from my Xfce Whisker Menu.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 03:02 PM   #9
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Okay, I got it, guys. Thank you very much!
 
  


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