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Bootable usb no longer boots and missing space

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#1 blacklotus27


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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

I made my usb bootable with YUMI Multiboot USB Creator never had any problems creating usb's before. My computer froze when i was running Ubuntu off of the usb, now it wont boot anymore even thought I've reformated it and installed yumi/ubuntu again. And I'm missing 2gb of space it used to be about 15gb now its 13gb.

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#2 James Litten

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:07 AM


It may be related to how you are formatting it but it also may just be broken.

Are you formatting it from a Windows computer? If so, are you doing a Quick Format instead of a full format? If you are in Windows check out the partitions on the flash drive in the Disk Management window.

If you are doing it in Linux, look at the flash drive with GParted to see if there are hidden partitions that need to be removed.

You could also try using unetbootin http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ if you only are looking to use one OS on the flash drive instead of multi-booting more than one OS.


Edited by James Litten, 21 December 2012 - 11:09 AM.

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