[Bug 1575937] Re: creation of startup disk makes usb unwritable and unformattable

Ivan Baldo ibaldo at adinet.com.uy
Sat May 28 19:38:50 UTC 2016

I think that was the previous behavior in older releases.
Seems like a regression, why is it this way now instead of how it was before?
I only have one pendrive at all times with me and I always had Ubuntu in it and my files, now do I have to carry two pendrives?

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  creation of startup disk makes usb unwritable and unformattable

Status in usb-creator package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Description:	Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  Release:	16.04

    Installed: 0.3.2
    Candidate: 0.3.2
    Version table:
   *** 0.3.2 500
          500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Steps to reproduce:
  1) Insert USB
  2) Launch Startup Disk Creator
  3) Create bootable USB with 16.04 LTS 64-bit image

  What happens:
  - USB is now bootable (sometimes) with Ubuntu, but:
  - USB has no write capability
  - USB cannot be formatted

  What should happen:
  -USB should be able to be used for storage as well as boot
  -USB should be formattable and re-writable

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