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warfacegod wrote:

Didn't I just say that? I thought I just said that.

Sorry, your post wasn't showing when I started typing.

Must be good advice, though, when two such brilliant minds come up with it at the same time... 😁

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@nubi. If I recall, you're using Sparky. If so, use the sparky usb formatter. It's just a dd gui frontend.

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If you can't find it in your menu, go to /usr/share/applications. Open it there.It'll prompt you for passwd, after that you're good to go.

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@W. Sometimes, gparted hasn't got a clue how the fuck iso's or whatever got installed on a thumb. Especially when they are installed using a dd command. Whether installed by a terminal command or some graphical frontend. Likely it won't happen when an iso is installed by, say, unetbootin. But, in many cases, unetbootin is unable to get a bootable iso properly on a thumb. It is the way it is. Therefore, imho, it's better to use a dd command to whipethe contents of the thumb. Some distros, like sparky, have great usb tools. Working on dd. The thing is, if you mount a thumb with a dd partitioning on it, gparted will throw errors. Therefore it's better to whipe the thumb using a dd command. Sparky has a simple solution for that.

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@nubi. You're looking for sparky-usb-formatter.

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@Cromag that did the trick. thanks, will write this up so I do not forget it.
solved.