USBCreatorProcessException FAT vs any other format

Bug #566390 reported by lsmobrian
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usb-creator (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

My usb drive is ext2 (the default that gparted used) after formatting. When I try to use usb-creator, I select the iso and parition on the usb drive and 'make startup disk' is still clickable, but immediately when i click it 'Failed to install the bootloader' and then usb-creator just closes (as an aside, could it just go back to the main screen instead of closing on fail? close on completion only)

When I checked the log, it turns out it failed because the partition was not FAT. No where in the help documents does it actually say this is needed, and since it's writing boot media.. isnt it going to partition the drive anyways so it knows everything is correct instead of assuming the user has inserted a correct usb drive.

Lucid 2.22

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Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Work around committed in trunk. It will currently not allow to install on non FAT media.

It is planned for maverick to support other filesystem types.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package usb-creator - 0.2.23

usb-creator (0.2.23) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Continue evaluting whether or not a partition can be used even if
    there is no source present (LP: #566390).
  * Change the team from the Installer Team to usb-creator Hackers to
    match the bzr ACL.

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Make usb-creator-common depend on parted (LP: #529366).

  [ Roderick B. Greening ]
  * Fix cannot resize usb-creator-kde main window (LP: #580551).
  * Update branding on KDE Icon (LP: #580558).
  * Switch from exists to isfile detection in backend (LP: #608741)
  * Bump version strings to 0.2.23

  [ Dmitrijs Ledkovs ]
  * desktop:
    + removed obsolete encoding keys from desktop files
  * man:
    + fixed hyphens, minus signs & undefined macros
    + removed non-working "-v" flag from usb-creator-gtk.8 (LP: #574089)
  * po:
    + translations dump from lucid. (LP: #570174)
  * debian/usb-creator-common.install:
    + install translations (for ppa's, archive will strip them)
  * debian/source:
    + using 3.0 (native) format
  * debian/copyright:
    + updated to DEP-5 format
  * debian/control:
    + removed transitional package (LTS is released)
    + improved extended description
    + added forgotten python-support dependency
    + updated descriptions (thanks Matthew Paul Thomas)
  * debian/rules:
    + using dh tiny rules
    + using python-support
    + vendor branded icons installed if available
    + debian-menu installed if there are branded xpm's
  * .bzr-builddeb:
    + defaults to native

  * Use XDG_CACHE_DIR for usb-creator.log
  * Use XDG IconTheme spec for window icons (LP: #535061)
  * Fix install button sensetivity (LP: #582531)

  [ Ignace Mouzannar ]
  * Initial Debian release (Closes: #582884, #576359)
  * debian/control:
    + Added Build dependency on kdesdk-scripts (Debian specific)
  * debian/ and debian/
    + Added these files as per the Debian Menu Policy
  * debian/Debian/*.xpm:
    + Added the xpm icons needed by the menu files
  * debian/copyright:
    + Added myself in the debian/* copyright

  [ Jonathan Riddell ]
  * Fix kde/ for PyQt 4.7 which now expects a string not a
    QString for loadUi
 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Tue, 03 Aug 2010 10:49:34 -0400

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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