Installation/Live Images/USB-Stick for OFW11/Reminders
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:
- Format the USB drive (stick) with gparted into FAT32 or NTFS.
- Then go into Windows to check if it's recognizable again.
- 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.
- Finally, you can go into Lubuntu again and get back into this tutorial for creating a live USB stick.