Can't install unetbootin on eee PC 701 linux

Asked by Gabe Cherry on 2010-12-05

I have an eee PC 701 with Linux that still has the OS it came with. It's slowly becoming useless because there is no way to update the software on it, so I am trying to install ubuntu on it by creating a bootable USB with unetbootin.

However, I can't get unetbootin to install. I tried to follow the instructions on the unetbootin site to make it executable, but the permissions window does not come up the way it is described on the site.

I am in full desktop mode on my eee pc. Right now I have the unetbootin blue gear icon on the desktop. When I double-click on it, nothing happens. Any idea where to go from here?

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2010-12-08
delance (olivier-delance) said : #1

I presume you try to install Unetbootin in Windows.
Do you have administration right ?
Could you provide me the link to unetbootin site ?
I used another software, on Ubuntu, to build USB key, and so I'm not used on Unetbootin on Windows.

Gabe Cherry (x94cherry) said : #2

No, I'm trying to install it on en eee PC that has Linux. The unetbootin site is
at:

unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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Subject: Re: [Question #136724]: Can't install unetbootin on eee PC 701 linux

Your question #136724 on UNetbootin changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/unetbootin/+question/136724

delance posted a new comment:
I presume you try to install Unetbootin in Windows.
Do you have administration right ?
Could you provide me the link to unetbootin site ?
I used another software, on Ubuntu, to build USB key, and so I'm not used on
Unetbootin on Windows.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

Which Unix do you have currently on eee PC ?

Gabe Cherry (x94cherry) said : #4

It looks like I have KDE version 3.4.2, release 2.6.21.4-eeepc

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Your question #136724 on UNetbootin changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/unetbootin/+question/136724

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Which Unix do you have currently on eee PC ?

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #5

Which distro do you have currently on eee PC ? Fedora, Ubuntu or the one installed when you bought it.

Gabe Cherry (x94cherry) said : #6

The one installed when I bought it.

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installed when you bought it.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #7

It seems you simply have to download an executable file.
Unetbootin is not in a packet but made of a single file.
Run command:
   chmod +x ./unetbootin-linux
to make file runnable. And then type:
   ./unetbootin-linux
http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/files/UNetbootin/494/unetbootin-linux-494/download

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