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Old 12-28-2010, 10:47 AM   #16
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Hi SkyTile,

Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org

The fact that your capable of bearing and nursing a man's offspring has nothing to do with your potential competence at linux. If you boot from the Ubuntu CD, there is a function to put the live system on a flash drive.

There is some Windows garbage called U3 on all flash drives. You want to write zeroes to the beginning of the drive, several--3--times, to get rid of U3. This post will help you:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ommand-362506/

If you learn a little of that post, you'll be miles ahead. You can use qtparted of gparted to repartition the drive, if you even need to. Ubuntu might automatically do that. Somewhere in the last 2 pages of the discussion thread U3 is covered.

I might also suggest that you start a blog about Linux, because your writing style is delightful.

-Awesome
 
Old 12-28-2010, 02:11 PM   #17
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You want to write zeroes to the beginning of the drive, several--3--times, to get rid of U3.
This part made me actually laugh out loud, for lack of a better term. Now that I'm awake, I'll start trying suggestions, I suppose. No wait, back to watching "Charles in Charge". No wait, I want to fix this! Thanks everybody for your help. I'll let you know how everything goes.
 
Old 12-28-2010, 10:33 PM   #18
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There is some Windows garbage called U3 on all flash drives.
Sorry that I have to say that, but: Totally nonsense. Where did you get this kind of misinformation?

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You want to write zeros to the beginning of the drive, several--3--times, to get rid of U3.
From Wikipedia:
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A U3 flash drive presents itself to the host system as a USB hub with a CD drive and standard USB mass storage device attached.
So you want to zero out a CD-drive, and that 3-times. Besides that I don't understand why you should do it three times, this can't work.

Besides that, if you have read the posts in this thread you would know that this flash drive was already successfully used one time to install Ubuntu, so U3 can't be the issue. Please read all the posts in a thread before posting.
 
  


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