failing to install rufus in manjaro

can't find rufus in user repo or AUR an dthe downloads link that's in the rufus website is a .exe file . Can't use etcher as im gonna use that for windows. How can I install rufus in mnajaro gnome

Use woeusb to flash windows ISO on USB disk
Rufus is only on windows

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getting one weird error in woeUSB

Remove all partitions on the USB stick and create one with all free space in format NTFS, and try it again, to do that use eg.: gparted
also, try to unmount the NTFS partition(Right click on the partition in gparted and there will be option unmount so click that, Not the whole USB stick just the partition) and then let the woeusb flash it

now im getting an error on formatting

Use gparted, that should work
also, close all file managers that has opened the usb or some partition from the usb

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the problem is when i try to open my usb device after formatting it throws an error
i wonder if that is causing the error

Try this

instead of the sdX put your id of the NTFS partition you created

mount /dev/sdX /mnt

You cannot - Windows only.

Manual creation of a Windows bootable USB from a Windows ISO using the terminal.

Remove your USB stick and open a terminal and list known disk devices

lsblk -la

Insert your USB stick and list your devices one more time

lsblk -la

Make a note of the extra device listed. If you only have one disk then it will probably be /dev/sdb.

Please do double check the device id

In the terminal clear the disk of any partition info, using this command (replace X with device letter from above).

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=10 oflag=sync

Then use fdisk to create the filesystem needed for the Windows ISO (replace X with device letter from above).

sudo fdisk /dev/sdX

The commands in fdisk is as follows

  1. o - create a new empty DOS partition table
  2. n - add a new partition
  3. Enter - accept default partition type primary
  4. Enter - accept default partition number 1
  5. Enter - accept default first sector 2048
  6. Enter - accept default last sector
  7. t - change partition type
  8. c - select W95 FAT32 (LBA)
  9. a - set bootable flag for partition 1
  10. w - write changes to disk

Now format the device to FAT32 (replace X with device letter from above).

sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdX1
  1. Rightclick your ISO file using your file manager and select Open with...Disk Image Mounter
  2. Select all files using Ctrla.
  3. Copy the files to your clipboard using Ctrlc
  4. Use your file manager to open your USB stick and paste the files using Ctrlv

This operation is going to take a long time and is all depending on your USB port speed and your USB.

When the copy is done - use the eject function of your file manager to eject the USB device and wait until all data is written to it.

When all data is flushed to the device and you can safely remove it you should be able to boot to your Windows install media.

Created a HowTo from this

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this is what shows on the first command.
is everything ok? my 8GB RAM isn't showing

Your USB is not listed.

Insert your usb and repeat

And ram is not shown - only block devices (disks)

theres no option for open with disc image mounter

It is a part of gnome-disk-utility package installed by default.

Click View all applications and locate it.

yeah found that

you see the file that's selected here
i did the same to it but nothing opens up.
where would I ctrl + a then?

.part files is files which is not fully downloaded.

You should also ensure the file is complete and the checksums match.

now i did with the fully downloaded file
and this is what shows

and as usual nothing is opening up

so im basically stuck with these steps

Then try following the part after the USB formatting from the new HowTo

see this is what i get

Please don't post screenshots of text outputs. Paste the text and use the </> button to make it preformatted text.

Also, in the last command remove the space after Downloads

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