I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

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I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by ptrompa » 2019/05/14 21:46:01

I follow all the steps to install the program but I get an error.
error: File not found by glob: nux-dextop-release*rpm

1. Download latest nux-dextop-release rpm from

http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/

2. Install nux-dextop-release rpm:

# rpm -Uvh nux-dextop-release*rpm

3. Install unetbootin rpm package:

# yum install unetbootin

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Re: I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by owl102 » 2019/05/15 06:52:21

ptrompa wrote:
2019/05/14 21:46:01
1. Download latest nux-dextop-release rpm from

http://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/

2. Install nux-dextop-release rpm:

# rpm -Uvh nux-dextop-release*rpm
Try

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yum install https://li.nux.ro/download/nux/dextop/el7/x86_64/nux-dextop-release-0-5.el7.nux.noarch.rpm
instead.

(This downloads and installs nux-desktop-release.)

Afterwards, continue with step 3.
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Re: I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/15 07:30:03

Please note that unetbootin is not suitable for use with the CentOS supplied iso files. It corrupts them as it copies them to a USB stick.
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Re: I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by ptrompa » 2019/05/15 14:41:38

I am grateful for you for the response. With the indication you gave me, now I can install the program. but you’ve told me that unetbootin is not suitable for use in centos 7 because it corrupts ISO files. Then what could I do to make a bootable memory in centos 7?

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Re: I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/15 15:51:55

Not quite: unetbootin is not suitable for using with the CentOS isos which are what is known as hybrid - meaning that they can boot on both UEFI systems and on Legacy BIOS ones. The bug is that unetbootin rewrites our isos as it copies them and removes that ability from them so they only boot in legacy BIOS mode. If you boot a USB stick created like that on a UEFI machine it will fall through and boot in Legacy BIOS mode and not in UEFI mode. This can corrupt other UEFI operating systems that are already installed.

If you are wanting to write a CentOS supplied iso to a USB stick then all you need to do is copy it to the stick using dd. The same is true of any other hybrid boot iso image.
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Re: I CAN NOT INSTALL UNETBOOTIN IN CENTOS 7

Post by owl102 » 2019/05/15 18:36:48

TrevorH wrote:
2019/05/15 15:51:55
The same is true of any other hybrid boot iso image.
...which is true for nearly every Linux ISO today, so unetbootin is just a tool of the past which shouldn't be used anymore (unless you really know why you really need unetbootin for a particular ISO file).

When looking for a GUI tool to write ISO files to USB sticks, use either Gnome Disks or the Fedora Image Writer (package "liveusb-creator", available in the nux-desktop repository).
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