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    Question Issue with Live USB drive

    Hi,

    I created a live usb drive with the help of following wiki.

    Live USB stick - openSUSE

    But now I'm not able to use this drive as a normal usb stick. Every time I insert it, system shows me it as cdrom.

    Please help me to revert it back as a normal USB drive.

    Regards,
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    Default Re: Issue with Live USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by anantg View Post
    Hi,

    I created a live usb drive with the help of following wiki.

    Live USB stick - openSUSE

    But now I'm not able to use this drive as a normal usb stick. Every time I insert it, system shows me it as cdrom.

    Please help me to revert it back as a normal USB drive.

    Regards,
    Anant
    You can simply go to YaST and use the partitioner there. Here is a screenshot that shows my live cd USB stick:

    In the lower right corner there is a button labeled "Expert". If you click it there'll be a menu point called "Create New Partition Table." That will do what I think you ask for, i.e. revert the USB stick to a totally clean and pristine state.

    But watch out that you do not accidentally do this to the wrong drive.

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    Default Re: Issue with Live USB drive

    Or use dd

    dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/???

    replace ??? with usb device id Eg; sdd
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    Default Re: Issue with Live USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by anantg View Post
    Hi,

    I created a live usb drive with the help of following wiki.

    Live USB stick - openSUSE

    But now I'm not able to use this drive as a normal usb stick. Every time I insert it, system shows me it as cdrom.

    Please help me to revert it back as a normal USB drive.

    Regards,
    Anant
    Are you trying to blank the usb stick or boot from it? You say it's showing up as a cdrom, where is this, from bios or automount? If bios, you may need to change the bios settings. If it's automount, please post the contents of /etc/fstab.
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    Default Re: Issue with Live USB drive

    usb sticks that have been dd' with a .iso do show as a cdrom, this is normal.
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    Default Re: Issue with Live USB drive

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    usb sticks that have been dd' with a .iso do show as a cdrom, this is normal.
    Thanks for that info Caf, I hadn't done that before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Emsworth View Post
    You can simply go to YaST and use the partitioner there. Here is a screenshot that shows my live cd USB stick:

    In the lower right corner there is a button labeled "Expert". If you click it there'll be a menu point called "Create New Partition Table." That will do what I think you ask for, i.e. revert the USB stick to a totally clean and pristine state.

    But watch out that you do not accidentally do this to the wrong drive.
    Thnaks it works

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