Ubuntu – Cant install WinUSB


I'm trying to create a windows USB stick on the Ubuntu new release here is what I tried:

sudo apt-get install winusb

and the results where:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package winusb

I've tried installing it using the Saucy package with the code

wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb

it gave me these results

wget https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb
--2016-06-19 16:30:47--  https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb
Resolving launchpad.net (launchpad.net)...,
Connecting to launchpad.net (launchpad.net)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 301 Moved Permanently
Location: https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/ubuntu/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb [following]
--2016-06-19 16:30:47--  https://launchpad.net/~colingille/+archive/ubuntu/freshlight/+files/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb
Reusing existing connection to launchpad.net:443.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/158567123/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb [following]
--2016-06-19 16:30:47--  https://launchpadlibrarian.net/158567123/winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb
Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)...,
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 177698 (174K) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: 'winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb.2'

winusb_1.0.11+saucy 100%[===================>] 173,53K   606KB/s    in 0,3s    

2016-06-19 16:30:48 (606 KB/s) - 'winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64.deb.2' saved [177698/177698]

then I've tried installing this file

sudo dpkg -i winusb_1.0.11+saucy1*

and it gave me these results

dpkg-split: error: error reading winusb_1.0.11+saucy1_amd64: Is a directory
dpkg:../../src/unpack.c:123:deb_reassemble: internal error: unexpected exit status 2 from dpkg-split
Aborted (core dumped)

Best Answer

  • What you are trying to do will not work ... you try to install an Ubuntu Saucy package on Xenial. Instead you can use the built-in gnome-disk-utility to create the Windows installation media.

    Open Disks and select Restore Disk Image from the menu on the top right of the application.
    Choose the Windows installation file and the USB drive to write it to, then click Start Restoring.