(X)ubuntu installation over Slackware

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  1. Mitt Green

    Mitt Green Member

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    Hello everybody.

    I was using Slackware and decided to move into Xubuntu. I moved ISO-image to USB-stick using Win32 (I borrowed Windows computer because I don't know how to install Unetbootin on Slackware). Since I enter BIOS, it hase TWO Ubuntus (two, because there were TWO folders in /boot) (one is written Ubuntu, second is just ubuntu) but both move me into grub, where I see
    seems like it requires some command, maybe some knows what to do?
    I'd started creating menuentry kinda I have ISO on USB but then understood that I've already have bootable flash (ha-ha). Though, if driving via secure boot off, then clicking USB drive, there is "no bootable device found". Help me, please.


    Thank you.
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  2. arochester

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    I am slightly worried when you say that you have the ISO on a USB stick.
    This suggests that you have simply moved the ISO to a USB stick - which is a common newbie mistake...

    Like on a CD , you need to "burn" the ISO - a special action to create a Linux bootable device. Point of interest, how many files can you see on the USB stick? Few/One=Not burnt properly. Lots=More likely burnt properly.

    You can burn from Linux using the dd command. Look at http://askubuntu.com/questions/59551/how-to-burn-a-iso-to-a-usb-device - the second answer that has a score of 12.

    Alternatively you can burn from Windows. See e.g. http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows
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  3. Mitt Green

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    Thank you, but now I have problem how to install gparted on Slackware, because I can't modify or edit any data on USB even in root. I though Win32 makes flash devices bootable like Unetbootin.
    I mean, I start making menuentry but then caught that I'd already created bootable USB. And I didn't just move ISO to USB, I did it with Win32.
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    arochester Well-Known Member

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    The easiest way forward might be to borrow the Windows computer again, download the Xubuntu ISO, burn from Windows and install in your Linux system...
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    Well that I didn't need it. The problem was in USB. I got DVD-RW today and installed Xubuntu without any problems. Seems like it is better to boot from CD or DVD than from USB - much less work, much less problems.
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