Unetbootin

I’ve found out that unetbootin, which is the tool of choice for most usb stick generation, does have it’s problems. I’ve just tried to setup a network install usb stick for Fedora and Debian, and both were fine setting up via unetbootin, but did not boot successfully into the installer (although the splash screen did start.) For both, the initialisation seems to want something in the cdrom drive, but even after putting a disc in there, it doesn’t boot. This also happens when using the netbootcd boot usb.

The solution? Surprisingly simple, actually. To use dd or dcfldd:

dd if=debian-7.1.0-i386-netinst of=/dev/sdb
dcfldd if=Fedora-19-i386-netinst of=/dev/sdb

This wipes the contents of the stick, but does ensure that its an extract copy of the iso, without getting rebuilt by unetbootin

 

Hacker posts Facebook bug report on Zuckerberg’s wall — RT News

Evidently, unfriending people on Facebook won’t stop them posting on your timeline, as this article proves. And the surprising thing (or unsurprising, depending on your perspective), is that Facebook refused to acknowledge it was a bug, so the whitehat went all the way to the top and posted on Zuckerberg’s wall.

Hacker posts Facebook bug report on Zuckerberg’s wall — RT News.

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