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Old 11-17-2009, 01:35 AM   #1
bart34
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Talking Ubuntu 9.10 USB Start-up Disk Creator breaks flash drive


Since updating the Beta and later a clean install of Karmic 9.10, using the USB Startup Creator has caused trouble. I now have 3 unmountable (system doesn't see them) and 1 read-only flash drives. I'm afraid to try any more in case I permanently destroy them too. The permissions of the read-only one are for something unknown and even as root I am blocked.

I see others are having somewhat similar problems.

EDIT:
Solved my own problem. I used gparted to delete and reformat drives. They were formatted as 'boot' and apparently this makes them unreadable. Sorry you wasted time reading this!

Last edited by bart34; 11-17-2009 at 02:15 AM. Reason: Solved own problem.
 
Old 11-18-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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You can have bootable usb drives with free space for writing. You can mount bootable usb drives too.
 
  


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