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    Found a great utility for bootable flash drives - Rufus

    Finally took the plunge to make my first bootable usb flash drive. Googling found a program called Rufus. It claims to be faster than other programs like UNetbootin, and it was quick, and easy, putting Linux Mint onto a flash drive. And it's open source. No more faffing about with floppy drives for flashing bios now, or even most installs. It's far faster than burning a disk.

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    Welcome to 2008!
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    I knew I was behind the curve on this one.

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    I only use bootable flash drives for BIOS updates and OS installs, so I guess I'm still out of date.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    UNetbootin used to be good but now I find I can't use it for any Linux distro. I use Universal-USB-Installer-1.8.9.8 (which I think I found on Ubuntu's site). It works fine but I will try out Rufus as well. Always helps to have a backup!
    Asus P9X79-Deluxe, Intel i7 3930k @ 4.2Ghz, 16gb DDR3-1600 Kingston HyperX Memory, Coolermaster Storm Trooper case, Corsair AX850 psu, Geforce 680 SLI, Corsair Model H100 w/c, Samsung 840 Pro 512gB SSD, Asus Blu-ray Writer 12x, Windows7 Pro x64

    MSI GS Series GS60 Ghost-003 Gaming Notebook 15.6", Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.40GHz (3.2 GHz), 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 2GB, 4.36 lbs., Windows 8.1 Pro

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    Good find! I will be giving this a try very soon. I've not been having much joy with UNetbootin lately.

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