USB Flash Drive issues

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jack308
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USB Flash Drive issues

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Hello,

I have made several attempts at making a bootable usb flash drive. It's 16 GB so it has enough.

First I tried the Linux Mint "Make bootable USB stick" feature. It wrote the iso but it won't mount. I can't boot my pc with it in the port. It freezes at the Compaq logo screen.

The same results after I tried in the terminal window: sudo dd if=GhostBSD-20.08.04.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M conv=sync as suggested in the Pre-Installation Tasks page for Linux.

Also tried Windows 10 using Rufus. Same result. Win32 disk imager wouldn't write to the flash drive.

I then erased the drive using zeroes with: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M and then used the dd write command as listed above but it still gives me the same results.

Here is a png of the error I am getting in Linux Mint.
Error for GhostBSD 20.08.04
Error for GhostBSD 20.08.04

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Re: USB Flash Drive issues

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Yes, I used the command: sudo dd if=GhostBSD-20.08.04.iso of=/dev/sdf bs=4M conv=sync

There's nothing wrong with the drive, as I am using it for another project right now.

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