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Re: Booting live Linux Mint 16 CD
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2014, 09:07:35 pm »
I take it you have a Windows PC ?

Formatting the USB stick in Windows would probably be easiest.

If you can't figure out how to format the USB stick under Windows, there's a tool for doing it here:
http://www.pcworld.com/product/946261/hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool.html
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Re: Booting live Linux Mint 16 CD
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 10:55:13 pm »
This is what I use to restore USB to full capacity (on Debian):
Replace /dev/sdx to suit your usb location
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dd count=1 bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx
For FAT32, install the dosfstools package and run:

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cfdisk /dev/sdx
mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sdx1
dosfslabel /dev/sdx1 USB_STICK

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Re: Booting live Linux Mint 16 CD
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 09:31:47 am »
The program "Linux Live USB Creator" (www.linuxliveusb.com) can do it, it's a great little program :)

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Re: Booting live Linux Mint 16 CD
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2014, 08:50:23 pm »
Thanks all,

I used the following, as suggested, to format my USB back to FAT32 and have now successfully installed Linux Mint 16 on this, which I can now explore.
http://www.pcworld.com/product/946261/hp-usb-disk-storage-format-tool.html


Cheers

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Re: Booting live Linux Mint 16 CD
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2014, 09:02:28 pm »
You're most welcome .. glad you got it sorted :)
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