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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by Brwnjacketwithsunglss, Aug 4, 2019.

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  1. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

    Brwnjacketwithsunglss Thread Starter

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    By install I mean boot
     
  2. lunarlander

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    If you had installed Ubuntu in a dual boot arrangement, then a menu will be booted up first allowing you to choose which OS to use.
     
  3. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    Dual boot arrangement? I dont know what that is.
     
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  5. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    No, I'd prefer to replace windows entirely
     
  6. lunarlander

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    OK, then after installing Ubuntu, it should boot up. What are you seeing? Any error messages or error codes ?
     
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  7. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    No, I restart my laptop and go into boot and it says that there aren't any bootable usb options
     
  8. plodr

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    Guys, I don't think he has installed it yet. I think he has it on a stick and the stick wasn't made correctly so it says "no bootable devices".

    Brwn..., Where is the Ubuntu you want to install? On a USB stick?

    If so, how did you create the stick?

    If it isn't bootable then you didn't create it properly.
     
  9. lunarlander

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    I see. You have downloaded the ISO file.

    What you need is a program called Rufus. It will take an ISO file and properly write it to the USB memory stick so that it is bootable.

    Rufus is here : https://rufus.ie/
     
  10. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    I tried using rufus but I kept getting an error related to not being able to convert because of being in the target partition or something. But I dont know how to move the file.
     
  11. lunarlander

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    Run Rufus again, and give us the exact error message - we need the exact error message to determine what went wrong.
     
  12. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    Sorry for responding so late, could I send a picture of the log?
     
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    It would be a lot helpful if you can provide us with the OS version you are trying to install on the USB / Computer. I myself use rufus for burning linux images on usb. When you burn a linux image rufus requires some files that it downloads from the internet. Maybe that is the error message that it shows you to download those files first. However, it downloads those files automatically, and it shouldn't show that error message if that it is.
     
  14. Brwnjacketwithsunglss

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    Thank you for replying, no the error log that i receive when I fall into these sorts of problems is:
    Rufus x86 v3.6.1551
    Windows version: Windows 10 64-bit (Build 16299)
    Syslinux versions: 4.07/2013-07-25, 6.03/2014-10-06
    Grub versions: 0.4.6a, 2.04
    System locale ID: 0x0409 (en-US)
    Will use default UI locale 0x0409
    SetLGP: Successfully set NoDriveTypeAutorun policy to 0x0000009E
    Localization set to 'en-US'
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Imation Ridge USB Device' (0718:070B)
    Found card reader device 'Toshiba 032G34'
    1 device found
    Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 7.7GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 940, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 2
    Disk ID: 0x6EA9E0A0
    Drive has a Windows 2000/XP/2003 Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
    Type: FAT12 (0x01)
    Size: 2 MB (2097152 bytes)
    Start Sector: 2048, Boot: No
    Partition 2:
    Type: NTFS (0x07)
    Size: 7.2 GB (7735640064 bytes)
    Start Sector: 8064, Boot: Yes
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Imation Ridge USB Device' (0718:070B)
    Found card reader device 'Toshiba 032G34'
    1 device found
    Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 7.7GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 940, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x6EA9E0A0
    Drive has a Windows 2000/XP/2003 Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
    Type: NTFS (0x07)
    Size: 7.2 GB (7735640064 bytes)
    Start Sector: 8064, Boot: Yes
    Scanning image...
    ISO analysis:
    Image is an ISO9660 image
    Will use '/isolinux/isolinux.cfg' for Syslinux
    Detected Syslinux version: 6.03/20171017 (from '/isolinux/isolinux.bin')
    Disk image analysis:
    Image has an unknown Master Boot Record
    Image is a bootable disk image
    ISO label: 'Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS amd64'
    Size: 1.9 GB (Projected)
    Has a >64 chars filename
    Uses: Syslinux/Isolinux v6.03
    Uses: EFI
    Note: This ISO uses symbolic links, which will not be replicated due to file system limitations.
    Because of this, some features from this image may not work...
    Using image: ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso (1.9 GB)
    Will reuse 'ldlinux.sys' and 'ldlinux.bss' from './rufus_files/rufus_files/syslinux-6.03/20171017/' for Syslinux installation
    Search for conflicting processes was interrupted due to timeout
    Format operation started
    Requesting disk access...
    ABORTED: Cannot use an image that is located on the target drive!
    \\?\Volume{3a8c7886-9afa-11e9-a7f1-806e6f6e6963}\ is already mounted as E:
    Re-mounted volume as E: after error
    Found USB 2.0 device 'Imation Ridge USB Device' (0718:070B)
    Found card reader device 'Toshiba 032G34'
    1 device found
    Disk type: Removable, Disk size: 7.7GB, Sector size: 512 bytes
    Cylinders: 940, Tracks per cylinder: 255, Sectors per track: 63
    Partition type: MBR, NB Partitions: 1
    Disk ID: 0x6EA9E0A0
    Drive has a Windows 2000/XP/2003 Master Boot Record
    Partition 1:
    Type: NTFS (0x07)
    Size: 7.2 GB (7735640064 bytes)
    Start Sector: 8064, Boot: Yes
     
  15. plodr

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    I'll bow out. I don't use Rufus. I use unetbootin or universal installer to create a USB stick. I don't have to add anything. I just download the ISO, point it to the stick, select how much persistence I want and it "burns" the ISO to the stick.
     
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