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Cannot burn Ubuntu ISO into USB using Windows 8.1

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Cannot burn Ubuntu ISO into USB using Windows 8.1


    I have Windows 8.1 and want to burn ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso into USB. Every time I format USB to FAT or FAT32, I get an error with all 3 of these software:

    Unetbootin: The disk cannot be written because it is write protected.
    Universal USB installer: An error(1) occured when executing syslinux. Your USB drive won't be bootable.
    Rufus2.5: error: write error

    I tried with 2 different USB - 2Gb and 8Gb, neither of them have any physical locks. ISO size is 1Gb.

    If I format USB to NTFS file system then it works, but after it finishes, the USB is shown as completely empty. Also computer does not recognize it either while booting.

    To remove write protection (if it was on), I did this, but nothing changed.
    What am I missing, and what file system am I supposed to use when burning Ubuntu into USB?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    It's been awhile since I have created one because I always use Linux in VMware now but when I did I used

    LinuxLive USB Creator



    LinuxLive USB Creator is a free and open-source software for Windows. It will help you in your journey of discovery with Linux.
    For you, LiLi creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux.

    Click image for larger version
    download
    Last edited by sml156; 16 Nov 2015 at 12:28.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 Pro + 8.1 pro and 7 Utimate


    If Linux Live USB Creator has a problem formatting try

    HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool

    HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Download - Softpedia

    You have to run Hp USB Disk format tool as administrator , Also if I have a USB drive that cannot be formatted with it I end up throwing it away
    download
    Last edited by sml156; 16 Nov 2015 at 12:30.
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