Help needed for frustrated installer!

Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby myfanwydraig » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:21 am

Hello folks,
I have just spent several unsuccessful hours trying to install the latest ultimate edition of Zorin on my fully updated Windows 7 PC.
Having carried out the installation process to the letter, I have 2 problems.

1. Once Etcher finishes with 'flash', my PC informs me that I need to format my flashdrive as Windows does not recognise the file format. (iso) I ignore this & proceed to reboot into Zorin with the said flashdrive. This leads onto problem 2.
2. Having selected the flashdrive during bootup, after many seconds of the usual flahing white dash on black screen, my PC reverts to the standard Windows bootup.
I've tried different usb sockets...no difference. No matter what I try, I cannot get to Zorin.

Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong, or suggestions that may help me?

Here's hoping someone can help.

Thanking you in advance.

Tony
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Re: Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:23 pm

Hi Tony, and welcome to the forums. No you aren't doing anything wrong - I have to say I ditched Etcher as soon as my AV reported issues with it in Windows 7. My preferred option is MultiSystem - unforutunately, you need a GNU/Linux distro to be present on the system in the first place,

I haven't used it myself but give Rufus a try:

https://rufus.akeo.ie/

;) :D
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://trisquel.info/
https://www.opendesktop.org/member/257685/

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Re: Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby myfanwydraig » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:37 pm

Hi there Guru,
Thanks for your suggestion. I'll give it a try.
Regards
Tony
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Re: Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby pcfan5 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:56 am

Hi Rufus is pretty good, and you can also try with "Yumi"
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Re: Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby zorinantwerp » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:59 pm

Tks your advice pcfan5. Making a mental note for the programs mentioned :)

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Re: Help needed for frustrated installer!

Postby Swarfendor437 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 pm

From past experience "Yumi" let me down. If you have GNU/Linux installed, then MultiSystem is the way forward. ;) :D
https://vimeo.com/user15592214
https://trisquel.info/
https://www.opendesktop.org/member/257685/

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