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This page is under construction. A crude version with screenshots is published now, because it is needed ... == Introduction ==

This page is under construction. A version with screenshots is published now, because it is needed ...

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I (sudodus alias Nio Wiklund) have tested this method and it works in Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Technical Preview (alias 'Windows 10'). I have not tested in Vista and Windows 7, but I am almost sure that it works in those versions too. The following screenshots were made in Windows Technical Preview.
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== Graphical user interface tools in Windows ==

Download the following help programs

[[http://www.md5summer.org]]
[[http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager]]

Check the md5sums versus the lists at

[[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes]]

Install the programs and run them (which is straight-forward in Windows).

== Screenshot 1 - start and overview ==

=== md5summer ===

The window at the top left corner '''MD5sums: Generating...''' is the '''md5summer''' window. It helps, but is not necessary.

=== Ignore this warning ===

There can be a warning, that you need to format the disk in drive ... (at 1)

This is because Windows might not recognize the file system on the pendrive. But do not worry! The process to copy/flash/clone the iso file will overwrite the drive anyway, so it is completely meaningless to format it. One the other hand, if you want to re-use the pendrive after installing Ubuntu, then you might want to [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb#Wipe_the_CD_file_system|wipe the first megabyte with mkusb]] and then format it with '''gparted'''.

=== Select file ===

Select the ISO file that you want to use in the '''Win32 Disk Imager''' window. Click on the symbol, and get the file selector (in the right bottom corner). The default is to show image (IMG) files. ISO files are a special kind of 'synthetic image files'. They will be displayed when you select all kinds of files *.* (at 2).
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== Screenshot 2 - Check device and Write ==
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You can tick the box at the '''MD5 hash''' and check that it matches the value from Ubuntuhashes (instead of using '''md5summer'''.

=== WARNING ===

Check very carefully, that the device (F: in the picture) is really the USB pendrive, that you want to use. The best method is to have '''only the intended target USB drive connected''' to avoid the risk to overwrite a USB hard disk drive with all the family pictures and video clips !!!

=== Write ===

When you are sure, you can click on the '''Write''' button to start the process.
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== Screenshot 3 - Confirm overwrite alias Final Warning ==
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== Screenshot 4 - progress view ==
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This demo uses a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 4 GB as target drive. It is slow (5 MB/s) but reliable for booting. A USB 3 pendrive in a USB 2 port, can be 6 times faster due to faster flash memory. See [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2196858&p=12907085#post12907085|this link]].
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== Work done :-) - Remember to eject the pendrive safely ==
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It is important to flush the buffers, to finish writing before pulling the pendrive. This is done with 'Eject safely'. It is also done at a correct shutdown or reboot.
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Good luck and welcome to the linux world!
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Return to the main Win32DiskImager page


Win32DiskImager makes an Ubuntu family USB boot file in Windows

Introduction

This page is under construction. A version with screenshots is published now, because it is needed ...

[This is the situation now with the new Ubuntu 14.10 version] Win32DiskImager is particularly good for pre-release testing and new releases, when the standard tools like Unetbootin might not be ready (if the configuration of the booting has been changed since the previous release).

It is possible and easy to copy/flash/clone an ISO file to a mass storage device, typically a USB pendrive. The method under the hood is the same as is described in the wiki page about mkusb.

I (sudodus alias Nio Wiklund) have tested this method and it works in Windows XP, Windows 8 and Windows Technical Preview (alias 'Windows 10'). I have not tested in Vista and Windows 7, but I am almost sure that it works in those versions too. The following screenshots were made in Windows Technical Preview.

Graphical user interface tools in Windows

Download the following help programs

http://www.md5summer.org http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager

Check the md5sums versus the lists at

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes

Install the programs and run them (which is straight-forward in Windows).

Screenshot 1 - start and overview

md5summer

The window at the top left corner MD5sums: Generating... is the md5summer window. It helps, but is not necessary.

Ignore this warning

There can be a warning, that you need to format the disk in drive ... (at 1)

This is because Windows might not recognize the file system on the pendrive. But do not worry! The process to copy/flash/clone the iso file will overwrite the drive anyway, so it is completely meaningless to format it. One the other hand, if you want to re-use the pendrive after installing Ubuntu, then you might want to wipe the first megabyte with mkusb and then format it with gparted.

Select file

Select the ISO file that you want to use in the Win32 Disk Imager window. Click on the symbol, and get the file selector (in the right bottom corner). The default is to show image (IMG) files. ISO files are a special kind of 'synthetic image files'. They will be displayed when you select all kinds of files *.* (at 2).

win32diskimager-1.jpg

Screenshot 2 - Check device and Write

You can tick the box at the MD5 hash and check that it matches the value from Ubuntuhashes (instead of using md5summer.

WARNING

Check very carefully, that the device (F: in the picture) is really the USB pendrive, that you want to use. The best method is to have only the intended target USB drive connected to avoid the risk to overwrite a USB hard disk drive with all the family pictures and video clips !!!

Write

When you are sure, you can click on the Write button to start the process.

win32diskimager-2.png

Screenshot 3 - Confirm overwrite alias Final Warning

win32diskimager-3.png

Screenshot 4 - progress view

This demo uses a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 4 GB as target drive. It is slow (5 MB/s) but reliable for booting. A USB 3 pendrive in a USB 2 port, can be 6 times faster due to faster flash memory. See this link.

win32diskimager-4.png

Work done :-) - Remember to eject the pendrive safely

It is important to flush the buffers, to finish writing before pulling the pendrive. This is done with 'Eject safely'. It is also done at a correct shutdown or reboot.

win32diskimager-5.png

Good luck and welcome to the linux world!


Return to the main Win32DiskImager page

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