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Old 04-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Question how to format?


How to format USB pendrive for HP Mini netbok?

There are many softwares; Gparted, LiLi USB creator, or Universal USB Installer...

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #2
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I would recommend to format the USB drive to FAT32 (you can do this with Windows Explorer) and then use unetbootin to copy your ISO-image to your pendrive.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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Try GParted out, it's really good.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
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I would recommend to format the USB drive to FAT32 (you can do this with Windows Explorer) and then use unetbootin to copy your ISO-image to your pendrive.
Why does the drive need to be formatted just to be overwritten by an image?
 
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unetbootin doesn't write an image to the stick, it extracts the iso and adapts the bootloader for the USB boot.
From the unetbootin homepage:
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How does UNetbootin work, and what does it do?

For the Live USB creation mode, UNetbootin downloads and extracts an ISO file to your USB drive, generates an appropriate syslinux config file, and makes your USB drive bootable using syslinux.
unetbbotin works best with FAT32.
 
Old 04-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #6
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thanx, tobi...
I installed unetbootin in USB drive, and installed Puppy Linux....
It looked like window....and slightly faster..maybe??
I have to learn how to use Linux....

anyhow...
which one is your fav. Linux among tons of them????
 
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My favorite distro is Slackware, but it is more for the experienced user. If you want something that is friendlier to the beginner I would recommend Ubuntu (or one of its variants), Mint or PCLinuxOS.
But it totally comes up to personal preferences. Now that you learned how to make a pendrive bootable I recommend to have a look at Distrowatch and try at least the first 10 from the list.
 
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