Just downloaded moblin 2.1 image file and thinking of installing it in my ACER aspire one netbook.
Since it is .img file i don't know how to burn or flash it into as a bootable USB flash drive so that i can boot my netbook with USB and install moblin. Please help

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5 years 46 weeks ago

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Ubuntu has a nice and simple .img image writer to burn your img to flash disk drive
Open a terminal and run the following command
sudo apt-get install usb-imagewriter
This will install image writer. 
Goto Applicatioons - Accessories - ImageWriter and launch it.
Select a file and the flash drive and hit write. Enjoy!

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answer by Visitor
5 years 46 weeks ago
  • Installed imagewriter and opened it and selected image to write and the program doesn't see my .iso files!

    - Visitor 4 years 21 weeks ago
  • Yes I realize I'm a bit late.

    sudo imagewriter from a terminal

    you won't have root access if you run it from a menu

    - Visitor 4 years 43 weeks ago
  • Thanks, i have tried but as soon as click on write it unmuounts the flash drive and stops there itself.

    - Visitor 5 years 16 weeks ago
  • Worked like a charm, thank you

    - Visitor 5 years 46 weeks ago
  • Answer

    From Windows


    1. Download the desired .img file
    2. Download Disk Imager from https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/+download
    3. Insert a USB flash drive
    4. Note the drive letter assigned to your flash media
    5. Start Disk Imager
    6. Select the downloaded file and target device, and click "Write"
    7. Remove your flash media when the operation is complete
    Visitor's picture
    answer by Visitor
    5 years 46 weeks ago

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