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herakles_14 03-19-2014 12:25 AM

trouble installing unetbootin in PCLinux
 
Hi,

I am running PCLinuxOS, which I believe is an offshoot of Mandriva, so I am hoping someone here can help me?

I have Unetbootin downloaded to my Downloads File. There it sits and sits. I have made it executable but beyond that I am up a stream with one oar short. I would simply like to install it. I have not found a site that talks about installing it only about what it can do. They assume you have it installed already.

It is not in the PCLinux Synaptic Package Manager, I checked.

I am hoping again that someone can help me?

herakles_14

evo2 03-19-2014 01:06 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by herakles_14 (Post 5137149)
I have Unetbootin downloaded to my Downloads File.

did you download it from http://sourceforge.net/projects/unet...atest/download?

Is the file called "unetbootin-linux-585"?

If the above is not correct, please provide more information. Otherwise, read on.

Quote:

There it sits and sits. I have made it executable but beyond that I am up a stream with one oar short
Well, if you want to execute it, go ahead and do so. Eg
Code:

cd ~/Downloads
./unetbootin-linux-585

Here I make a guess as to where you downloaded it to. If the above does not work please cut and paste the error messages from the terminal into [code] tags in your next post.

Evo2.

herakles_14 03-20-2014 11:13 AM

Evo2,

I have 'unetbootin 585'. I used the commands and it came back with no such file or directory.

herakls_14

snowpine 03-20-2014 11:43 AM

You need to cd to the correct folder where you have actually downloaded unetbootin. Evo2's commands were an example of where these files might be on a typical user's system. If you downloaded unetbootin someplace else then you will have to modify the commands accordingly. If you don't remember where the file is, then fortunately Linux has handy commands like 'locate' to assist with this task. :)

herakles_14 03-20-2014 12:45 PM

snowpine;

This is what i did, opened a terminal typed:

[klyde@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost klyde]# cd ~/Downloads
[root@localhost Downloads]# ./inetbootin-linux-585
bash: ./inetbootin-linux-585: No such file or directory
[root@localhost Downloads]#

I see I misspelled unetbootin but I went to the terminal and typed it correctly and

[root@localhost Downloads]# ./unetbootin-linux-585
bash: ./unetbootin-linux-585: No such file or directory

Is the command ./unetbootin-linux-585 correct? It says no such file or directory, which would mean i should make a directory and place 'unetbootin' in it.

As for using the terminal I can get as far as; Mkdir and what comes before, if anything, or what comes after I haven't the foggiest idea? I am not at all if it is 'Mkdir' or 'mkdir' or if that is even right?

herakles_14

snowpine 03-20-2014 12:49 PM

Our problem, from the point of view of helping you, is that we do not know what the file is called or which folder you downloaded it to. Evo2's commands were an example of what the file might be called and where it might be located.

If you forgot what the file is called or where it is downloaded, then you have a couple of options: you could use the 'locate' command (as I suggested earlier) or you could download it again and take better notes this time. :)

herakles_14 03-20-2014 06:46 PM

snowpine,

The unetbootin is in the Downloads Folder, where I had it downloaded when I installed it from Sourceforge.net. It is called "unetbootin-linux-585"

I don't know if that is of any help?

snowpine 03-21-2014 06:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herakles_14 (Post 5138383)
snowpine,

The unetbootin is in the Downloads Folder, where I had it downloaded when I installed it from Sourceforge.net. It is called "unetbootin-linux-585"

I don't know if that is of any help?

The only thing missing is I don't know your username on your computer... I am going to assume it is 'herakles14' but if it isn't substitute your real username. ;)

Code:

cd /home/herakles14/Downloads/
./unetbootin-linux-585


herakles_14 03-21-2014 01:49 PM

snowpine,

That seemed to work with an error thrown in:

[klyde@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost klyde]# cd /home/klyde/Downloads
[root@localhost Downloads]# ./unetbootin-linux-585
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-chromium.conf", line 40: invalid attribute 'name'
Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-chromium.conf", line 46: invalid attribute 'name'

But I have Unetbootin, so a couple font gaffs should not worry me, should it?

herakles_14

herakles_14 03-21-2014 02:27 PM

Hey,

Looks like I spoke to soon. I have Unetbootin, installed. I have an iso image and I have a flashdrive. I put the flashdrive in one of the USB slots, my computer shows it. However when i go to install the iso, a message pops up telling me that no flashdrive was detected and if I had one I should change the Format to FAT32. I tried two different ports with the same result.

Question now is why does Unetbootin not show that I have inserted a flashdrive? I am going to the Unetbootin site and see if there's a answer.

snowpine 03-21-2014 05:41 PM

I wouldn't worry about the font errors.

A couple of questions:

1. In which post did I advise you to use the command "su"? (or was this something recommended by the Unetbootin site?)

2. Which distro are you trying to put on the flash drive, and have you checked their website to see if Unetbootin is the recommended method?

herakles_14 03-21-2014 07:19 PM

snowpine,

To answer your first question I just got into a habit of putting 'su' in. I opened a terminal and typed the comnand: cd /home/klyde/unetbootin , And this time i did not need to put su.

The distro i want to put on the flash drive is a new one. A gentleman, named Matthew Moore created a spin off of Manjaro. He calls his: manjaro-By-Matthew Moore. or manjaro-By-MM.

http://youtu.be/5ScW8k0imZs This is his video and he explains about his re spin of manjaro.

I tried to use Virtual Machine but his iso or the VM would go black at the point where they have you sign in manjaro twice, i never got past 'm a n' before the screen would go black.

So I thought I could burn the iso onto a blank DVD, but to my disappointment neither K3vb o Brasero will burn on a dual layered DVD, so my thoughts turned to Unetbootin in the 'hope' I could use to give his new distro a good try.

I will have to send him a post and ask if unetbootin will work?

herakles_14

rokytnji 03-21-2014 08:37 PM

Requirements for unetbootin to work in Linux

Quote:

Additional dependencies (Linux Only): You will need the packages syslinux and p7zip-full installed
I seem to remember mtools as also a dependency for unetbootin to work also.

Code:

harry@biker:~
$ apt-cache policy mtools
mtools:
  Installed: 4.0.17-1
  Candidate: 4.0.17-1
  Version table:
 *** 4.0.17-1 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
harry@biker:~
$ apt-cache policy p7zip-full
p7zip-full:
  Installed: 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4
  Candidate: 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4
  Version table:
 *** 9.20.1~dfsg.1-4 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
harry@biker:~
$ apt-cache policy syslinux
syslinux:
  Installed: 2:4.05+dfsg-6+deb7u1
  Candidate: 2:4.05+dfsg-6+deb7u1
  Version table:
 *** 2:4.05+dfsg-6+deb7u1 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Making bootable usbs on a

Code:

harry@biker:~
$ inxi -M
Machine:  Mobo: IBM model: 2628TWU
          Bios: IBM v: KXET33WW (1.06 ) date: 09/05/2001
harry@biker:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.7.10-antix.7-486-smp i686 (32 bit)
          Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.2
          Distro: antiX-13_386-full Luddite 01 June 2013


herakles_14 03-22-2014 01:49 AM

I have both 'syslinux' and 'p7zip' installed on my PCLOS. Don't know anything about 'mtools' Did a search in my Synaptic Package Manager, I have it also. So why ain't I good to go?

It comes down to the whole FAT32 business.I was set to install the 'new' spin of manjaro, Unetbootin tells me:

"No USB flash drives were found, if you have already inserted a USB drive, try formatting it as Fat32."

herakles_14 03-22-2014 03:03 AM

Hey;

Want to hear a kicker, I had also posted my question in the PCLinux Forum, and among the replies was one that said 'left click' the unetbootin icon and it would open up. Here I as going on about installing it and the whole right click Schtick. Boy is my face maroon. :) Still got the FAT32 thing, so there's gloom at the end of the tunnel after all... LOL


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