Windows 10: Issue creating bootable USB drive

  1.    03 Jul 2018 #1

    Issue creating bootable USB drive


    Hi all, my first post. Thank you for any assistance in advance.

    I got a new 2nd hand Asus 2 in 1. I managed to finally get a fully functional Ubuntu Linux distro (dual boot) working on it. Unfortunately after getting it finally functional (Cheery Trail processors are not good with Linux and its 32bit UEFI), I made n error when changing the desktop environment and eventually ended up having to delete it and reinstall WIndows and find all the drivers etc to get Windows function properly again. I thought I'd give it another go with dual boot, but I have this problem that I cant seem to figure out.

    SO i formatted my flash drive after the install and then when I decided to get the Ubuntu ISO on the drive I realised it wasn't reading. In Disk management it was unallocated space, MBR. I couldnt do anything there to get it functional. SO I used EaseUS and formatted etc and converted to GPT. It seemed to be reading and working fine then.
    Now when I run rufus and try to create a bootable USB i just end up with the flash drive unreadable (small partition of a few MB (fat12) and the rest unallocated space. This is the case with 2 flash drives now. There are no errors with the blocks. When I use rufus its GPT, fat32, default block size and I go with DD otherwise it wont boot on my laptop. And obviously it worked the first time as I was able to install Ubuntu.

    Thanks so much again.
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  2.    03 Jul 2018 #2

    There is a set of Rufus instructions in this tutorial (many more on the internet).
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    OR: Creating a bootable USB drive.

    with thanks to @NavyLCDR
    To reliably make a bootable USB flash drive from an ISO file, do this:

    Plug the drive into a USB port of a functioning Windows PC.

    Open a command prompt.
    Run diskpart.

    Once diskpart is running, enter the following commands in sequence:

    list disk
    select disk #
    - replace # with the actual disk number of the USB flash drive
    clean
    - this will erase the selected drive, make sure it is the USB flash drive!
    create part pri
    format fs=fat32 quick
    active
    exit
    exit

    Then mount your ISO file.
    (By default you can simply right click the iso file, and click Mount. However, Mount will not be available if iso files have been associated with a different program).

    Copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.

    (If stuck you can open the iso with 7-zip, a free program).

    Discussion here:
    Reinstall Windows 10 from DVD but no DVD drive[/U][/URL]
    - includes content of flash drive.
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