Thursday, 22 January 2015

Re: Creating Ubuntu USB sticks

No, it fails to boot even with legacy mode, and just throws up a grub
command prompt. The currently installed Ubuntu boots just fine in UEFI
mode with secure boot disabled though; but doesn't help me to reinstall.


On Thu, 2015-01-22 at 14:35 +0000, Shane O'Sullivan wrote:
> That could be an issue with the specific laptop rather than your usb
> creation method. Some UEFI are locked to Windows only or Windows and
> RHEL only. Such as with http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/20187.html
>
> On 22 January 2015 at 14:23, Rodney Dawes <[email protected]>
> wrote:
> 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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