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Windows 7: need help with UNetbootin

28 Apr 2011   #1
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 
need help with UNetbootin

Hi!

i just wanted to have a USB bootable pendrive in case of emergency, and i found that the UNetbooting software could take my image and put it into a USB stick, everything seems right

but when i started the proccess i see the "Restart" option at the 4th step


my problem question its quite simple.
WHY?

why it ask me to restart? i suspect that it wast created in order that just after you finish creating the bootable USB restart to try it... but why if i don't want, i just wanted to make a copy and to save the usb stick in a safe place and continue working... but what is my fear about it? and what about if that intrusive software has made any modification in my system? because no necessarily the system i use to run the program is the system i need to boot from usb..

and what about this?:

the software webpage says:
UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
Quote:
For the Hard Disk / "frugal install" mode, UNetbootin uses a Windows or Linux-based installer to install a small modification to the bootloader (bootmgr and bcdedit on Vista, grldr and boot.ini for NT-based systems, grub.exe and config.sys for Win9x, or GRUB on Linux, uses the bootloader to boot the desired distribution's installer or to load the system utility, no CD required. After the distribution has been installed, or once done using the system utility, the modification to the bootloader is then undone.
WHY?




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28 Apr 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

If i remember correctly, you don't need to restart, the program is assuming you want to restart so you can boot from the USB and test/install the new image loaded onto it. It is not required for the image to be loaded on properly.
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28 Apr 2011   #3
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

Thanks for yoru reply!

ok, i agree with you, in my case, i dont wat to restart, but, did the UNetbootin installed something? because the program homepage says something about "little" modification on the bootloader
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28 Apr 2011   #4
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

That is talking about the "Hard Disk (frugal) install mode". it makes a modification to your system if your using UNetbootin to install a new image directly to your local hard disk, because you are not doing a frugal install, you can ignore this. A frugal install is meant to bypass using a USB.
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28 Apr 2011   #5
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

uf.. ok
Thank you!
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28 Apr 2011   #6
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

UNetbootin - Create Bootable Live Linux USB

You don't need to restart after finishing that process.
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02 May 2011   #7
kharl

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
 
 

thanks!
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02 May 2011   #8
James Colbert

 
 

Here is another way to create a multi-boot USB key. Works great!:

YUMI - Multiboot USB Creator (Windows) | USB Pen Drive Linux

James
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03 May 2011   #9
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome kharl!
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