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    Default imagewriter error?

    From I downloaded the BIOS update for a Thinkpad T430 to the machines HD.

    From from the instructions for creating a live stick, I clicked the option to direct install imagewriter, which produced an error msg [needs fix]. I searched for imagewriter, found and installed it.

    I loaded imagewriter and dragged the .iso for the BIOS update to imagewriter which created this error msg:

    Sorry, I can't write this ISO. You need to use another program to write it to a DVD

    No DVD was mounted, only a 32Gb Sandisk USB. The dialog box at the bottom of the inagewriter frame shows:

    "SanDisk Ultra - dev/sdb (29328 MB)"
    I wasn't trying to write a DVD, but was following the instructions for writing a bootable stick.

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    Default Re: imagewriter error?

    I don't know for sure, but my guess is that the iso does not contain a file system that can be booted from a USB, and imagewriter has recognized this.
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    Default Re: imagewriter error?

    he's right. imagewriter can only write images for bootable media on hdd/usb - you most likely downloaded a cd-image. Its hard to get those images on USB stick - you can try unetbootin but i never had luck with that. what works: burn cd with that image an boot from it.

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