It’s been a long time i wanted to do it. Developping on Windows is far from productive, you need to many things to make it work correctly and often end up using a virtual machine with linux on it to achieve your development needs. Yesterday, i finally made the move to Ubuntu 14.10 directly on my main machine, the only thing that really held me back was that i played with some games and playing over WineHQ is usually not the same experience.
I was too happy to finally pass on to a Linux machine and forgot that my old crappy machine had issues with the CD Burner. I downloaded the ISO and attempted to create a burned image of the CD to only realise after 5 DVDs that i definitely had an issue with it, crap… Solution, solution, solution?!?
I had to find another solution to installing Ubuntu and i searched a little and found out that you can install any Linux flavor using “LinuxLive USB Creator” or LiLi. So i downloaded that, installed it and launched it. Apart from the obvious UI mess (Sorry if you like it, i don’t), the application did it’s job perfectly well. Thanks to my friend who lives next door and doesn’t always lose it’s USB keys everywhere like i do, i was able to create a working USB stick with a Linux Ubuntu install.
If you ever plug in a USB device such as a USB key and/or a USB hard disk and get this on boot, don’t bother looking for solutions. I ended up wasting about 2h looking for solutions around the web. Lots of people seem to be getting that on ASUS boards although it might not be limited to that. After 2 hours of wasted time, i just ended up going back to Windows to find another way.
Backup and install on 2nd HDD
What i ended up doing, after going around my disk for a few hours to backup everything important, is that i formatted my second hard drive and used LiLi to install a bootable install medium on it. Restarted my computer once that was done and i was finally able to install Ubuntu. No less than 1h later i was installing my development software and restoring my backed up files.
I hope this may help someone else eventually and not waste that much time!
Happy coding all…