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    Default trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    I want to make a bootable USB using unetbootin. I downloaded unetbootin from its homepage, changed the permission to executable as directed, but clicking on unetbootin did nothing.

    So I tried to start it from a terminal using the ./ command and got this message:

    error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I could not find libpng12.so.0 using Yast to try and install it.

    There are one click install files for opensuse 13.1 at software.opensuse.org/ package, but I do not know which one/s to install.

    Can anyone offer advise on how to get unetbootin running or, an alternative method for making a bootable USB from a .iso file?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by maiqiang View Post
    error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I could not find libpng12.so.0 using Yast to try and install it.
    The package is called "libpng12-0". It is available in the standard 13.1 repo, so you should find it in YaST.

    There are one click install files for opensuse 13.1 at software.opensuse.org/ package, but I do not know which one/s to install.
    Do you mean unetbootin or libpng12 now?
    For libpng12 see above, for unetbootin I would take the version from the filesystems repo, since that is an official development repo for openSUSE.
    But I haven't tried any of them myself.

    Can anyone offer advise on how to get unetbootin running or, an alternative method for making a bootable USB from a .iso file?
    What isos are you trying to make bootable?
    If you mean the openSUSE isos, then don't use unetbootin. This will break them AFAIK.
    The isos are already bootable anyway, just write them to an USB drive with Imagewriter or "dd" f.e.
    See also: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    Thanks. Guess I could have been clearer/more informative. The one click I was referring to is for unetbootin. I'm using a bohdi linux .iso to try on a pad. Still trying your other suggestions.

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    If you only want to put one image on a bootable USB, Image Writer will do it in one simple operation.

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by john_hudson View Post
    If you only want to put one image on a bootable USB, Image Writer will do it in one simple operation.
    ...provided the image is already a "hybrid image" ... else, first you have to convert it into a hybrid and then write it to stick/pen drive via image writer ... converting to hybrid is easy-peasy (and, IIRC, is described in the former link proved above)

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    This has been my experience with unetbootin in opensuse.
    1 - Open a root terminal using su
    2 - type dbus-launch unetbootin

    Hope this is helpful.

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    Quote Originally Posted by imabe View Post
    This has been my experience with unetbootin in opensuse.
    1 - Open a root terminal using su
    2 - type dbus-launch unetbootin

    Hope this is helpful.
    Use "su -" instead of "su", and dbus-launch shouldn't be necessary.

    Or, even better, use the tools designed for that purpose: kdesu, gnomesu, or xdg-su.

    Code:
    kdesu unetbootin
    Code:
    gnomesu unetbootin
    Code:
    xdg-su -c unetbootin

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    Default Re: trying to make bootable usb with unetbootin

    I always forget to use kdesu to launch graphical apps

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