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live usb maker

#1 Postby mx65 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:49 pm

Live-usb-maker does not work, does not detect usb drive :frown:

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Re: live usb maker

#2 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:17 am

The software is fine. Try using a different thumb drive and see if that makes a difference.
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Re: live usb maker

#3 Postby Shay2 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:17 am

Some USB sticks just do not work well with a certain computer/laptop. Try a different stick.

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Re: live usb maker

#4 Postby mx65 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:21 pm

I have tried with 4 pendrive of different sizes and live-usb-maker does not recognize them. However, gnome disk utility if you recognize them. Continue using gnome disk utility.

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Re: live usb maker

#5 Postby dolphin_oracle » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:34 pm

by any chance have you used "dd" on these usb sticks. its possible that the live-usb-maker gui won't pick those up. the commandline version might. try "live-usb-maker" at the terminal prompt.
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Re: live usb maker

#6 Postby Adrian » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:21 pm

If you used "dd" there are ways to clear the flash drive...

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Re: live usb maker

#7 Postby BitJam » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:28 am

If you run live-usb-maker from the command line and use the --force=usb option then your sticks might show up. All of your internal drives will show up too so please be careful.

The detection of usb devices is imperfect in Linux. We do the best we can but sometimes the information the system gives us is wrong. For safety and convenience, by default we only list drives that the system tells us are either usb or removable. We offer the --force=usb option to let you over-ride this safety feature. The program will gladly over-write your internal drives so please be careful when you do this!

If using --force=usb does not work then please post the output of the following command when one of your pen drives is plugged in and let me know which device is the pen drive.

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sudo lsblk -o name,maj:min,size,fstype
This might allow me to make a quick fix to accept your pen drives. If you know the device name of the pendrive (let's say /dev/sdd) then you can get the listing for just that device with:

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sudo lsblk -o name,maj:min,size,fstype /dev/sdd
That's all I need.

Adrian wrote:If you used "dd" there are ways to clear the flash drive...
This made me smile because I've been meaning to tell you that the version of live-usb-maker that ships with antiX-17 makes this really easy. To clear the partition table of /dev/sdd, for example, just run:

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sudo live-usb-maker partition-clear --target=sdd
Of course, this won't solve the problem mx65 has if the program doesn't recognize his devices as usb or removable. But the --force=usb option should work here too.

Edit: changed --from --> --target (thanks Adrian!)
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Re: live usb maker

#8 Postby Adrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:20 am

BitJam wrote:
Adrian wrote:If you used "dd" there are ways to clear the flash drive...
This made me smile because I've been meaning to tell you that the version of live-usb-maker that ships with antiX-17 makes this really easy. To clear the partition table of /dev/sdd, for example, just run:

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sudo live-usb-maker partition-clear --from=sdd


This is pretty cool! I wonder why you use "--from" that's a bit counter-intuitive for me, I would expect "--to" (since it's applied to) or even something like

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usb-maker partition-clear sdd

But I get that that would make parsing harder...

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Re: live usb maker

#9 Postby BitJam » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm

Adrian wrote:This is pretty cool! I wonder why you use "--from" that's a bit counter-intuitive for me, I would expect "--to" .

Because I was up past my bedtime.

Edit The (sometimes flawed) usb filter makes the program very good at guessing which usb-stick you want to operate on. If there is only one then it is chosen by default. In practice I very rarely specify the --target option. That's why I think it is best to leave it as-is.
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Re: live usb maker

#10 Postby Adrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Because I was up past my bedtime.

That's sometime the best reason. Tell me about it, I went to bed at 5am...

That's why I think it is best to leave it as-is.

Works for me, as some people say "perfect is the enemy of good" I found that particularly true in coding.


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