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Re: Unable to create either bootable USB flashdrive or CD/DVDrom

On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 01:20:30 +0100, Wolodja wrote in message 
<[🔎] 20110810002030.GD12149@asasello.local>:

> On Tue, Aug 09, 2011 at 19:56 -0400, Christian Jaeger wrote:
> > 1. unetbootin is still broken (unable to make *any* image work on
> > flashdrive)
> Yes, unetbootin is and has been broken. Why don't you follow the
> method outlined in the installation guide?
> http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch04s03.html.en

..IME unetbootin hangs at fdisk /dev/$USB_DEV failing to report 
and/or set the "bootable" flag, easily checked with e.g.: ...
celsius:~# fdisk -l /dev/sdb |grep -A1 Boot
   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System 
/dev/sdb1   *           1        1011      250697    c  FAT32 LBA

...which should produce a nice "*" right under "Boot".
If it's missing, fire up e.g. cfdisk /dev/sdb and set it manually, 
then fire up unetbootin again, or follow Wolodja's advice.

..IMO this is the root cause of bugs #551301, #594009 and #607514.

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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