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    Default Imagewriter?

    Is this the right forum to ask a question about the Suse Studio imagewriter? If not, please move it to the right forum.

    Anyway, I'm a bit mystified about what ISO-files the imagewriter can handle. I've tried three (the Suse 11.3 with KDE 4.5 live-CD, a clonezilla live CD, and the Kubuntu 10.04.1 live-cd). The two first work fine, and the USB-stick boots as it should.

    The third one though...the imagewriter says "Sorry, I can't write this ISO. You need to use another program to write it to a DVD." BUT it's still just, as far as I can tell, an ordinary CD-iso. In fact, it can be written to a CD just fine (not DVD). And even if it had been a DVD, it would fit on my USB-stick (an 8 gig one).

    Any idea of what may be wrong?

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    Hello SauronXXX,

    Quote Originally Posted by SauronXXX
    Is this the right forum to ask a question about the Suse Studio imagewriter? If not, please move it to the right forum.

    Anyway, I'm a bit mystified about what ISO-files the imagewriter can handle. I've tried three (the Suse 11.3 with KDE 4.5 live-CD, a clonezilla live CD, and the Kubuntu 10.04.1 live-cd). The two first work fine, and the USB-stick boots as it should.

    The third one though...the imagewriter says "Sorry, I can't write this ISO. You need to use another program to write it to a DVD." BUT it's still just, as far as I can tell, an ordinary CD-iso. In fact, it can be written to a CD just fine (not DVD). And even if it had been a DVD, it would fit on my USB-stick (an 8 gig one).

    Any idea of what may be wrong?
    I think the problem is that both the openSUSE 11.3 iso and the clonezilla iso are hybrid.
    This means that it can be booted from a CD, DVD, USB-stick, Hard disk, Zip-drive.

    I think that the Kubuntu iso isn't hybrid and that that's causing the problem.
    To make him hybrid start YaST Software Management and install "syslinux" (without the quotes).

    Start a terminal and go to the directory containing the Kubuntu iso.
    Run this command:
    Code:
    isohybrid ./Kubuntu.iso
    And then try imagewriter again.

    If you've got any questions feel free to ask.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Imagewriter?

    Okay, that makes sense. The hybrid vs non-hybrid I mean.

    If I understand you correctly, the isohybrid command is supposed to convert the iso to a hybrid one?

    If so, it fails. All I get is:

    "/usr/bin/isohybrid: kubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso: bootloader does not have a isolinux.bin hybrid signature.Note that isolinux-debug.bin does not support hybrid booting."

    And consequently imagewriter (hm...flashback to my old MacPlus computer...) still won't do anything about the file.

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    Hi
    I would try unetbootin;
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    I would try unetbootin;
    Ah, that one solved the problem! Thanks!

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    ok, i had the same problem, unetbootin couldn't found my usb stick even mounted. but the the trick with the hybridization as Edward wrote works fine!

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    I was getting the same error message from Imagewriter, and your suggested command below did the trick, thanks.

    -v

    Quote Originally Posted by Edward_Iii View Post
    Hello SauronXXX,


    I think the problem is that both the openSUSE 11.3 iso and the clonezilla iso are hybrid.
    This means that it can be booted from a CD, DVD, USB-stick, Hard disk, Zip-drive.

    I think that the Kubuntu iso isn't hybrid and that that's causing the problem.
    To make him hybrid start YaST Software Management and install "syslinux" (without the quotes).

    Start a terminal and go to the directory containing the Kubuntu iso.
    Run this command:
    Code:
    isohybrid ./Kubuntu.iso
    And then try imagewriter again.

    If you've got any questions feel free to ask.

    Good luck!

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