[xubuntu-users] making DBAN thumb drives with unetbootin
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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