I'm still at the stage of trying to create a boot USB drive. Rufus hangs at extracting: F:\pool\main\g\gcc-4.8\cpp-4.8_4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04_amd64.deb (4.4 MB) for some reason.

I will try to get some blank DVDs tomorrow and maybe try Roxio instead to create a boot DVD instead of a USB drive, if this will work?

Thanks John

  • Download the ISO again
    – Suici Doga
    Mar 19 '16 at 2:01
  • Did you check the MD5 checksum of the file?
    – Nikos
    Mar 20 '16 at 18:52

Try this : https://etcher.io/ It is multiplatform and it is as easy as clicking a button: Etcher screenshot


Sometimes something like this happens. The best thing to do is redownload the iso and try again. Also check to make sure you have enough space for the iso on your USB drive, I've overlooked this before.

If you still have a problem, try a different USB installer.

Some popular ones are

  • unetbootin
  • rufus
  • Universal USB Installer
  • Linux Live USB Creator

Try the program imagewriter. Use this command to install: sudo apt install usb-imagewriter.

  • The OP is trying to create a bootable elementary drive within Windows. This answer is not applicable. Oct 30 '17 at 12:10

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