Imagewriter fried flash drive

Tried to write the Leap 42.1 iso to flash drive. The drive already had another distro on it. When I tried to open the instructions on how to normalize the flash drive, clicking on the link caused my session to log out. After a couple of tries decided to write the Leap iso to the drive directly. The usual warning that all data on drive will be lost appeared and was accepted. The write went normally by all appearances but when finished the flash drive was not recognized. Removed and install flash drive but nothing. Drive is fried.

This too would appear to be a show stopper as the new portable does not have a DVD drive.

There’s a lack of detail there, on what you are seeing.

I have the Leap 42.1 install iso on a flash drive.

If I plug in that drive, then the KDE device notifier does not show anything. However, if I do

ls -l /dev/sd?

then there is a device with a time stamp of about when I plugged in the drive. And I can boot that flash drive and use it to install.

On Mon 18 Apr 2016 04:06:01 PM CDT, SargZSums wrote:

Tried to write the Leap 42.1 iso to flash drive. The drive already had
another distro on it. When I tried to open the instructions on how to
normalize the flash drive, clicking on the link caused my session to log
out. After a couple of tries decided to write the Leap iso to the drive
directly. The usual warning that all data on drive will be lost appeared
and was accepted. The write went normally by all appearances but when
finished the flash drive was not recognized. Removed and install flash
drive but nothing. Drive is fried.

This too would appear to be a show stopper as the new portable does not
have a DVD drive.

Hi
That’s normal for it not to mount, but lsblk should show it’s
presence…

If you have trouble, I’ve found that useing the wipefs command (use
caution and check the device your running it on!) works a treat to
clean all the cruft out on partitions and the drive, eg sdX and sdX1.


Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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