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    Post 8gb USB seen only with 4mb

    I tried installing openSUSE with the image writer and after it failed my usb is now FAT and only 4 mb, i can't select any other value, even when i format it as ntfs still 4 MB, any help, please?

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    Default Re: 8gb USB seen only with 4mb

    Quote Originally Posted by yomisimie View Post
    I tried installing openSUSE with the image writer and after it failed my usb is now FAT and only 4 mb, i can't select any other value, even when i format it as ntfs still 4 MB, any help, please?
    Try to erase it completely with:
    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of/dev/sdc
    But be sure to replace sdc with the correct device name of your USB stick. (check with "dmesg" after inserting the stick)

    You should be able to repartition it afterwards to your likings.

    Actually nulling the whole stick should not be necessary, so you can just abort the above after a few seconds by pressing Ctrl-C...

    And btw, you do not "install" openSUSE with ImageWriter. ImageWriter just copies the ISO image verbatim to an USB stick.
    What error did you get when it failed?

    You could also just copy a different image to that stick with ImageWriter. The partition sizes don't matter in that case as everything will get overwritten anyway on the device level.

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    Default Re: 8gb USB seen only with 4mb

    Solved! I am using Windows and the solution for fixing this was only on linux, i found the HPUSBDISK program and reformated it to FAT32.

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    Default Re: 8gb USB seen only with 4mb

    On 2014-01-18 18:56, yomisimie wrote:
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    > Solved! I am using Windows and the solution for fixing this was only on
    > linux, i found the HPUSBDISK program and reformated it to FAT32.


    This is explained on our wiki instructions on how to create the USB
    stick. There is a paragraph on how to recover it afterwards.

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    Carlos E. R.
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