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bug #39912: gNewSense LiveUSBs created with UNetbootin do not work

Submitted by:  Harry Prevor <habstinat>
Submitted on:  Sat Aug 31 21:25:43 2013  
Category: gNewSense 3Severity: 4 - Important
Item Group: All infrastructureStatus: None
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: Open

Sun Sep 8 22:41:24 2013, comment #3:

This problem, including the error message: "There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM... etc." is not unique to UNetbootin. The same error can be experienced using LinuxLive USB Creator, the program recommended on the installation guide. I'm creating a separate bug report to document this.

XX XX <garthand>
Sat Aug 31 22:04:22 2013, comment #2:

It seems like the fix I posted does not work, but the issue does seem to be because of UNetbootin. So as of yet, the only way to fix this problem is to recreate a new USB using `cat` instead of UNetbootin.

Harry Prevor <habstinat>
Project Member
Sat Aug 31 21:41:07 2013, comment #1:

I just added a warning about this issue in the Installation Manual [1] to prevent users from using UNetbootin.

[1]: http://www.gnewsense.org/Documentation/3/InstallationManual/CreatingTheLiveMedium

-Deleted Account- <sirgazil>
Sat Aug 31 21:25:43 2013, original submission:

Upon insertion of one of these USB sticks into a computer and rebooting, the following message is displayed:

This makes little sense to users because there is no CD-ROM.

The fix is detailed here: http://www.dotkam.com/2010/11/29/install-alternate-ubuntu-image-from-usb/

Why exactly this happens is unknown to me, but I've heard multiple users asking for help with this problem on IRC over time.

I know that our installation manual reccomends using cat to create the LiveUSB, but UNetbootin is a very popular tool so we should probably at least try to determine what is causing this bug, or make it more clear to users that UNetbootin should not be used to create a gNewSense LiveUSB.

Harry Prevor <habstinat>
Project Member


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