Thursday, 22 January 2015

Re: Creating Ubuntu USB sticks

I've been trying to create one recently, under 14.04 running the
lts-utopic kernel. It seems the old problem of flushing is back. When I
run "dd if=ubuntu-14.04.1-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdg bs=4096" it exits almost
immediately, and then the LED on the USB spends the next several minutes
flashing constantly as if data is being written. When it is done
however, it seems I can't actually boot from it.

I want to re-install my laptop, using UEFI only (ideally with secure
boot, but I don't know if it is possible), and full disk encryption, but
I just can't seem to get a working bootable USB stick made. :-/


On Thu, 2015-01-22 at 12:03 +0100, Daniel Holbach wrote:
> Hello everybody,
>
> in the past few weeks I saw the discussion about what was the best way
> to create Ubuntu USB sticks a couple of times. It looks like USB Creator
> and Testdrive didn't get as much love as they used to do in the past
> (please correct me if I'm wrong). I also noticed that
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity8DesktopIso under "Creating the image"
> mentions using "Disks" and heard that it's more reliable.
>
> Would it make sense to start updating our documentation? Is this what we
> all can agree on?
>
> The following pages (at the very least) would need an update:
>
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Jams/Testing
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsingDevelopmentReleases
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Testdrive
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/DevelopmentSetup
> http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu
>
> Have a great day,
> Daniel
>
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