Installation/Live Images/USB-Stick for OFW11/Reminders

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The following is a list of reminder topics about how to refer to the correct device to access the correct USB stick:

  • sdX refers to the device itself for the USB drive.
  • sdX1 refers to the first partition.
  • You can find the actual device identification if you use the auto-mount feature that Linux Distributions provide to explore the drive's contents. Then run:

    and the last entry is likely the one related to the USB drive, assuming it's the latest one mounted in the system. For example, it may show this:

    /dev/sdf1 on /media/ofuser/F361-E869 type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,showexec,utf8,flush,errors=remount-ro,uhelper=udisks2)

    which means that:

    • /dev/sdf is the drive's device identification path;
    • /dev/sdf1 is the drive's first partition path.
  • Although this might seem counter-intuitive, if you have already done several trials in formatting and using dd on the USB drive, Windows 10 might stop recognizing it and Windows 7 will complain about some issues, because the partition table is not sane enough for conventional use. The solution is to:
    1. Format the USB drive (stick) with gparted into FAT32 or NTFS.
    2. Then go into Windows to check if it's recognizable again.
    3. If it's recognizable again, you might as well try saving files in the USB stick on Windows, just so you can make sure that it's working as intended.
    4. Finally, you can go into Lubuntu again and get back into this tutorial for creating a live USB stick.