Booting with a Flash disk made for Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.10 ISO causes kernel panic in installed system

Bug #1318428 reported by Roland Giesler on 2014-05-11
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unetbootin (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using Unetbootin to create a bootable flash drive and then using that flash drive to install a new system, causes the newly installed Ubuntu 13.10 or 14.04 to crash with a kernel panic.

How to repeat:

* Install unetbooting v 565-3
* Download any Ubuntu 14.04 or 13.01 ISO
* Use Unetbootin to make a bootable flash drive
* Boot a system with the flash drive
* Choose to make a fresh installation on the system
* On completion reboot the system.

The system doesn't start, but gives a kernel panic message.

When the same system is installed from the same flash drive, but the ISO was copied to the flash drive with Ubuntu "Startup Disk Creator", the resulting system boots fine and the problem does not occur.

Roland Giesler (lifeboy) on 2014-05-11
description: updated
Geza Kovacs (gezakovacs) wrote :

Hi, do you still encounter the same issue with the current release, version 603? (It's in the PPA at or alternatively as a standalone binary at )

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