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Old 10-09-2019, 12:57 AM   #1
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How do you write protect a USB since the latest Windows deletes Linux Mint.


How do you write protect a USB since the latest Windows deletes Linux Mint.

The new versions defender deletes my Yumi USB's very annoying. Since the Yumi's cannot fit on DVD's I need to write protect them and hope this will work.

My Yumi's have The latest Windows 10, Windows 7, Linux Mint 19.2, Gparted and Supergrub2 so you can delete Windows when it gets infected and reinstall recovering grub.

I have to use Windows to write protect them but I need to know how to do it with Mint.

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windows usually does not care about any other OS installations and will make them unavailable.
Probably you can recover it somehow (like reconfigure grub). But anyway you need to give us much more information.
You cannot write protect a device if you want to install a windows on it. You can remove that usb stick if not required for the installation of windows.
 
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windows usually does not care about any other OS installations and will make them unavailable.
Probably you can recover it somehow (like reconfigure grub). But anyway you need to give us much more information.
You cannot write protect a device if you want to install a windows on it. You can remove that usb stick if not required for the installation of windows.
Sorry, you have not understood anything.

The new Windows does care that is the problem.

Only want to write protect a USB in Linux.

It is obvious you cannot install if it is write protected.

That is the whole point.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 12:48 PM   #4
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Only want to write protect a USB in Linux.
If the USB device doesn't have a physical write protect tab or switch, you can protect it ONLY by removing it from the computer.
Anything software can do software can undo again, so there's no software write protect
 
Old 10-09-2019, 12:55 PM   #5
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If the USB device doesn't have a physical write protect tab or switch, you can protect it ONLY by removing it from the computer.
Anything software can do software can undo again, so there's no software write protect
Yes you are right. I will try first to see if the Defender does overcome the write protect.

I know it is safe when the Defender is switched off. Though one chap had an anti virus which was switched off and it completely erased the USB anyway.

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Last edited by bscho; 10-09-2019 at 12:58 PM. Reason: Second thoughts
 
Old 10-10-2019, 02:39 PM   #6
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defender deletes my Yumi USB's very annoying.
Hopefully Defender is configurable enough to add an exception.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 03:29 PM   #7
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Hopefully Defender is configurable enough to add an exception.
Usually can switch it off. Some of the other protection causes problems
 
Old 10-11-2019, 11:53 AM   #8
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Usually can switch it off. Some of the other protection causes problems
But you said defender is deleting your yumi usbs?
Well, hopefully "Some of the other protection" is configurable enough to add an exception for your usb stick(s).
 
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But you said defender is deleting your yumi usbs?
Well, hopefully "Some of the other protection" is configurable enough to add an exception for your usb stick(s).
Has to be very simple to explain to those who take my Yumi USB's I just tell them how to switch off defender but some have other so called anti virus which needs to be switched off as well.
 
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I still have no any idea about what do you want to solve.
 
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