[xubuntu-users] making DBAN thumb drives with unetbootin

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 11:38:05 UTC 2016


Okay, OT but I've been having problems using unetbootin to make dban 
thumb drives.  I'd use a CD (much easier to make), but I need to wipe a 
sans-CD drive netbook.  My external disc drive conked out a while back, 
so I'm out of luck :-(

Generally, I format my thumb drives to fat32, simply because most are 
used on a windows machine eventually.  Unetbootin won't create complete 
linux bootup files on a fat32 thumb drive, resulting in an unbootable 
drive (though it will transfer the dban iso file). Formatting the thumb 
drive to ext4 does not help.

Am I missing a step in the unetbootin process?  Better yet, is there 
another way to create a bootable dban thumb drive without using unetbootin?


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