USB memory stick question

wcj9996 at wcj9996 at
Wed Apr 23 16:33:51 UTC 2014

On 04/22/2014 05:53 PM, Phil wrote:
> On 04/23/2014 06:15 AM, Martin Cigorraga wrote:
>> AFAIK you can just simple dd Ubuntu .iso straight:
>> 1. Plug you USB as usual
>> 2. Unmount it from CLI, not from Nautilus: $ sudo umount
> Still no go. The laptop boots from the older USB stick but not from 
> the newer one. However the newer USB stick is recognised, once I've 
> booted from the older stick, so it doesn't seem to be a USB stick 
> fault, just an incompatibility problem.
As I recall, the older BIOSs were address limited to 2 GB partition 
size.  Try a <  2 GB boot partition on the large USB stick.  Once booted 
Linux can deal with large partitions.


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