bootable USB thumbdrive not bootable

Asked by James L Szatkowski on 2011-12-14

I downloaded and installed UNetbotin and downloaded the Bodhi live iso. I ran it on three different USB drives; a 1/2Gb, a 4Gb and an 8Gb. The only one that works is the 1/2Gb. The other two won't boot. I've rebuilt them several times - no difference. I'm missing something obvious, I'm afraid. Please help this newbie. Thanks, Jim

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James L Szatkowski (jamesski) said : #1

I just checked one of the USB Thumbdrives that does not boot with diskpart.

It does not show as a drive, but it does show as a volume! Can I make that volume active or ??

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #3

Could you check the partition table of the devices ?

James L Szatkowski (jamesski) said : #4

Yes - it says "Volume # Drive Letter Label (BOHDILINUX) Fs (FAT) TYPE(Removable) Size(3818Mb) Status(Healthy) Info ()

delance (olivier-delance) said : #5

Could you reduce partition size to 512MB on 4GB thumb drive, to check if it is linked to available size.

James L Szatkowski (jamesski) said : #6

I couldn't get it down to 512 MB but did get it down under 1 GB. Still no
joy.
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delance proposed the following answer:
Could you reduce partition size to 512MB on 4GB thumb drive, to check if
it is linked to available size.

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delance (olivier-delance) said : #7

Please avoid posting with previous message included. Make Web thread hard to read.
You succeeded using a 512MB, what is the problem in making a 512MB in a 1GB thumb drive?

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