No icon for my usb stick

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I was trying to make a bootable usb stick with "easy breezy" on it for my netbook.

I installed UNetbootin {which doesn't work worth a crap} and somewhere in all of the process my usb stick stop showing up on my desktop.

I plug my usb stick in and it flashes the little lite on the side but no icon appears on my desktop.

I went through nautilus and checked automatically mount {or something like that} but it didn't work.

I won't show that it has been mounted. It won't even show the icon.

How do I get it to work again?

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Revision history for this message (guidemeintheeyesofblindness) said :

I just dropped in a cd and it shows an icon for it just fine. But no usb device.

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

Have a look with System->Administration->GParted.
GParted would show partion and formating.
Could you check it is OK ?

Revision history for this message (guidemeintheeyesofblindness) said :

Yea it showed in gparted- /dev/sdf1 ! unknown 3.73 gib boot, iba

It won't work with any of my computers. I did something to change the usb stick setting accidentally.

None of my machines recognize it.

Now what?

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delance (olivier-delance) said :

You have no file system on your key.
It means UNetbootin was not successfull.

I take a key, remove all and add a DOS partition table to be in same situation than you.
I format in FAT32 , and add flag boot and lba.
I remove and plug the key.
I download UNetbootin, and launch.
      Image ISO: ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso
      Disk: /dev/sdg1 (the letter can change on your computer)
I remove and plug the key.
And I see the key on desktop and can open it.

Can you reproduce the previous steps:
    Gparted : format in FAT32
    Remove and plug the key.
    UNetbootin : Select ISO image (if your ISO image is not ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso, tell what it is ?)
    Remove and plug the key.
    Check if key can be open.

Revision history for this message (guidemeintheeyesofblindness) said :

Sorry I forgot to mention this before. Shortly after posting my question I found a guide through a google search that explained how to re-format my usb stick.
I re-formatted it to fat32.

Now it's fine thanks!