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Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Feb 4th, '16, 20:36
by ablubeti
i'm having problem with making my pendrive bootable
i wanna to make a livecd for me

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Feb 4th, '16, 23:01
by doktor5000
As already asked in the other thread, please provide essential details like what image did you use, and what software to write the image to your usb drive, and what actual problem you have.

For reference, please see also
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/IsoDumper_Wr ... USB_sticks
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Installation ... lash_drive

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: May 1st, '16, 04:47
by petedan10
I believe that Rufus (mentioned in the second link) works fine if you select the ISO and then when asked if you prefer ISO or dd method you select the dd method (the first option is the default whereas the second is the one that works).

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: May 1st, '16, 20:56
by doktor5000
That is mentioned here, on the separate page for the windows tools: https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Dump_Mageia_ ... tive_tools

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: May 18th, '16, 22:41
by petedan10
When you select the "ISO Image" option (as described in the wiki) and press "Start" you are presented with another dialog which says that the Mageia ISO was detected to be a hybrid image and you can select whether you want to choose ISO mode or dd mode. I believe that selecting dd gives better results.

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Jul 21st, '16, 23:03
by srikar
If you have an Android phone, you can use an app called 'DriveDroid'. You can mount any iso image as a bootable image, connect your Android phone to the USB drive of your machine and it should boot into that Linux live distro. Works with almost every distro including Mageia

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Aug 20th, '16, 02:17
by zeebra
Have to say this is one of the most brilliant and simple features of Mageia.

https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Installation ... lash_drive

No need for any special programs and silly things. Just put it on the damn disk. Most other distroes have something to learn from this. :o Ubuntu :oops:

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Mar 23rd, '17, 01:19
by dirkme
thomas2000 wrote:At present a lot of laptops don't have a DVD drive. I will be a big goal when Mageia has a USB start up disc creator, like Ubuntu, which can make on a 8GB USB a bootable install DVD.


Use ETCHER, that will do.

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Mar 23rd, '17, 20:09
by doktor5000
Please don't suggest arbitrary tools. We already have an "USB startup disc creator" which was linked previously and is documented in our wiki and supported.
I don't see etcher listed in your wiki for validated tools.

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Mar 24th, '17, 02:22
by dirkme
doktor5000 wrote:Please don't suggest arbitrary tools. We already have an "USB startup disc creator" which was linked previously and is documented in our wiki and supported.
I don't see etcher listed in your wiki for validated tools.

Don't understand this, he asked for help, I provided an easy working solution and it is free, what exactly is the problem?

It is not that Mageia is Libre certified.

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Mar 24th, '17, 18:46
by doktor5000
The post you replied to is from 2011 and has received numerous working answers to supported tools since then, and the OP never mentioned that those are not working.

Given your answer, you will provide support here in the forums for ETCHER?

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Mar 25th, '17, 07:48
by dirkme
doktor5000 wrote:The post you replied to is from 2011 and has received numerous working answers to supported tools since then, and the OP never mentioned that those are not working.

Given your answer, you will provide support here in the forums for ETCHER?


Just mark it as solved and sorry that I tried to help, won't happen anymore.

Re: USB start up disc creator

PostPosted: Sep 4th, '17, 23:57
by fabulous-muller
Have you tried Flash-Image writer ? It's on the repository. Worked quite right for me. It's a DD gui mainly but works.
https://madb.mageia.org/package/show/name/flash-imagewriter