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  1. #1

    Squeeze locked my usb key


    Hello world

    I was trying to put Squeeze (debian) on my eeepc, via an usb key. I used the command dd -if=***iso -of=mykey and everything worked, apparently. Squeeze was on the key, no problem. However, when I restarted my computer, the usb wasn't detected anymore. I tried on a Windows os, and got only a 200Mb key, in need of partitionning. No trace of my Squeeze (and the 7.8Go missing). I tried to format the key, but nothing execpt the 200Mb, empty.
    I have no clue of what went wrong, and how I can get my whole key back.

    Any help would be appreciated, I have at disposal Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows Vista or Seven to make whatever is necessary.

    Many thank by advance.

    Regards, Aiseant

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    Use unetbootin to burn the .iso to the USB drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgosnell View Post
    Use unetbootin to burn the .iso to the USB drive.
    Excuse me but did you read my message ? I don't give a damm about this iso, what I want is my key back

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    Excuse me, but did you read my post? Unetbootin will take care of your key. Then you can do whatever you want with it.

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    No, since there nothing more than a "200mo" key, unetbootin just try to burn the iso on this part.

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    Repartition the drive. Run gparted under Ubuntu, and you should be able to delete the current partition and install a new one the size of the drive, and format it to FAT32.

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    Gparted pretexted some kind of lock and refused my key, but this gave me idea to make a low format on it (finishing move ! )
    Everything is back to normal (and my Squeeze install succeed )
    Thanks for your help

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