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WinUSB Exit Code Error

📅 2015-Dec-23 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Problem

I was using WinUSB to create a bootable Windows USB disk. I chose the Windows ISO file and the USB thumb drive to write it to. I chose Install, WinUSB asked for my password and failed with this error: Exit Code: 256

Solution

The same procedure worked fine on one Ubuntu computer, but failed on another. This really puzzled me.

In any case, I ran the program from the shell with superuser permissions:

$ sudo winusbgui

This worked fine without any problem!

Tried with: WinUSB 1.0.11 and Ubuntu 15.10