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Usb creator, why it didn't work ?

Hi there, the jolicloud usb creator doesn't work on my computer. Nothing happened (antivirus stopped before the execution) except a one millisecond of waiting, and it says "ISO selected
Writing ISO on USB...
Complete! (0:00:00)" Help :)
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  • I had trouble with the the version of USB creator on the website. It wouldn't find any USB device so i tried the test version from above and now i get the above error.
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  • I’m confident
    You can try this tool/ http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
    Had the same problem, solved by now!
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  • In order for us to help debug this problem, we need your help.

    Could you please try the new debug version at http://dl.free.fr/rKiEJBEhL

    Please run it then close it after you get the "Complete!" message.

    You should then get an "Errors occured" dialog box, with an OK button. DO NOT CLICK IT!
    Instead, please do Start/Run... then enter %TEMP%, this should open an explorer dialog box. Look for an nsXXX.tmp folder inside, it should contain a file named: "jolicloud-usb-creator.exe.log". Open it and copy paste its content here.

    After this is done, you can now click the OK button of the "Errors occured" dialog box, which should clean the temporary directory.

    Thank you.
    • [creator:300] tools\dd-removable.exe --list
      [creator:309] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
      Written by John Newbigin
      This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

      NT Block Device Objects
      \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
      link to \\?\Device\Harddisk1\DR4
      Removable media other than floppy. Block size = 512
      size is 8019509248 bytes

      [creator:318] \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
      [creator:332] size is 8019509248 bytes
      [creator:335] {'\\Device\\Harddisk1': {'device': '\\Device\\Harddisk1', 'capacity': '8019509248', 'name': '\\Device\\Harddisk1'}}
      [gui:251] \Device\Harddisk1
      [gui:262] \Device\Harddisk1
      [creator:348] tools\dd-removable.exe bs=8M if="C:/Users/XXXX/Desktop/jolicloud-robby-alpha2c-live.iso" of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 --progress
      [creator:350] Writing ISO on USB...
      [creator:368] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.

      [creator:368] Written by John Newbigin

      [creator:368] This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

      [creator:368] Error writing file: 5 Access is denied

      [creator:368]

      [creator:368] 1+0 records in

      [creator:368] 0+0 records out

      [creator:368]

      [creator:368] 0

      [creator:368] 0
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  • Thanks Cravethought.

    It's surprising to see an Access Denied error here. Can you try again making sure you run it as an admin? Which version of Windows are you running?
    • I, too, have had a similar problem loading Jolicloud to a USB drive. I ran your USB Creator as an administrator (right-click...) debug and got the following:

      [creator:300] tools\dd-removable.exe --list
      [creator:309] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
      Written by John Newbigin
      This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

      NT Block Device Objects
      \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
      link to \\?\Device\Harddisk1\DR3
      Removable media other than floppy. Block size = 512
      size is 1055653888 bytes

      [creator:318] \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
      [creator:332] size is 1055653888 bytes
      [creator:335] {'\\Device\\Harddisk1': {'device': '\\Device\\Harddisk1', 'capacity': '1055653888', 'name': '\\Device\\Harddisk1'}}
      [gui:251] \Device\Harddisk1
      [gui:262] \Device\Harddisk1
      [creator:348] tools\dd-removable.exe bs=8M if="C:/Users/John and Margaret/Downloads/jolicloud-robby-alpha2c-live.iso" of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 --progress
      [creator:350] Writing ISO on USB...
      [creator:368] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.

      [creator:368] Written by John Newbigin

      [creator:368] This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

      [creator:368] Error writing file: 5 Access is denied

      [creator:368]

      [creator:368] 1+0 records in

      [creator:368] 0+0 records out

      [creator:368]

      [creator:368] 0

      [creator:368] 0

      Windows 7 RC (version 7100).

      Great program, even in alpha; I loaded it from a cd.

      Thank you.

      John D
    • Thanks John,

      Could you please try the version at http://dl.free.fr/mO0TLUp7X and let me know if it works better for you?
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  • Thanks Benjamin.

    I just downloaded from the link above (French site). This time I couldn't get the program to open, even when I used administrator mode.

    Windows 7 then switched me to XP (SP2) compatability mode, and it also did not work.

    I use Avast for virus protection and Spyware Doctor for my antispyware program. Both are up to date.

    Again, I've used a cd to load Jolicloud to my netbook. I only wanted to load it to a flas drive from your USB program.

    Thank you again.

    John D
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  • Benjamin,

    Thank you for your persistence. I downloaded the "rar" version and appeared to have the same problem as before:

    [creator:304] tools\dd-removable.exe --list
    [creator:313] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.
    Written by John Newbigin
    This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

    NT Block Device Objects
    \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
    link to \\?\Device\Harddisk1\DR1
    Removable media other than floppy. Block size = 512
    size is 1055653888 bytes

    [creator:322] \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0
    [creator:336] size is 1055653888 bytes
    [creator:339] {'\\Device\\Harddisk1': {'device': '\\Device\\Harddisk1', 'capacity': '1055653888', 'name': '\\Device\\Harddisk1'}}
    [gui:251] \Device\Harddisk1
    [gui:262] \Device\Harddisk1
    [creator:352] tools\dd-removable.exe bs=8M if="C:/Users/John and Margaret/Downloads/jolicloud-robby-alpha2c-live.iso" of="\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0" --progress
    [creator:354] Writing ISO on USB...
    [creator:372] rawwrite dd for windows version 0.5.

    [creator:372] Written by John Newbigin

    [creator:372] This program is covered by the GPL. See copying.txt for details

    [creator:372] Error writing file: 5 Access is denied

    [creator:372]

    [creator:372] 1+0 records in

    [creator:372] 0+0 records out

    [creator:372]

    [creator:372] 0

    [creator:372] 0

    *******

    Then I asked myself: "Is the failure a problem with my flash drive or the 600mb Jolicloud file I downloaded?" To help answer that I used UNetbootin-windows-357 as a boot loader using the same flash drive and Jolicloud iso file that failed using the Jolicloud USB Creator.

    Jolicloud loaded to my flash drive without a problem using UNetbootin-windows-357.

    I don't know what else to suggest except that my Windows 7 is a pre-release version and that perhaps a later version will correct my problem.

    Please let me know if I can try anything else.

    Thank you again.

    John
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  • Install jolicloud-usb-creator-installer-1.1.5.exe

    If it does not solve the problem, please execute the following commands and send the output to feedback@jolicloud.com:


    1. launch a command console as an administrator

    2. cd "\Program Files (x86)\jolicloud-usb-creator\tools"

    3. dd --list

    4. dd bs=8M if="[path to your ISO]" of="\\?\Device\HardDisk[n]\Partition0" --progress



    Where [path to your ISO] is the full path of the jolicloud ISO file (or IMG, it does not matter) you downloaded and [n] is the device number that you see when you select your USB key in jolicloud-usb-creator.

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  • not sure if previous comment went thru, so re-posting:
    I had the same problem (win7rc) and used Win32diskimager instead of JoliCloud's tool, worked fine.
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  • I am getting the below error " error writing file, the parameter is incorrect "

    any idea how to fix this issue ?

    This is the command that I am using: ( I am trying to write to a USB )

    dd if=c:\PF10Insta44.bin of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition1 bs=512 --progress
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  • As you can see by these posts... Jolicloud USB Creator may not be fit for purpose

    Download unetbootin, as Renaud suggested... 2 years ago...

    You can try this tool/ http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

    It is also a USB Creator but seems to work EVERY TIME...
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