my FAT32 drive is not seen by unetbootin

Asked by froitu


I'm a beginner in linux, and I want to install ubuntu on an old computer, to replace windows XP.

I have a usb drive sandisk, like this one :
I formated it in FAT32, "fast" or not, and even try NTFS format.

The computer is a Powernet "N09 - 00310PWN", running on a windows xp OS

The problem is that the unetbootin program cannot see the usb drive. It launches normally, but it can't see the usb drive. I acn select my hard disk, but not the usb drive.

I redownloaded it several times, the same problem appears.

I download an iso file to use the iso method, but it doesn't change anything, it still don't see my usb drive.

The last thing I do is to set unebootin on an other computer, but the installation failed : I believe the unetbootin programs does detect what is the exact configuration and then set the ubuntu setup for the computer which runs unetbootin...

Maybe with an iso file I can set my usb drive for the old computer ? Does the install will fail and it must be run on the computer that i want ubuntu installed on ?

Is the problem the huge size of my usb drive ?

Or the age of my computer ? should I choose another linux distribution better for old computers ?

Any information is really welcomed

(Sorry for my english, I'm not an expert in this language)

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froitu (froitu) said :

In fact, the problem is the USB drive. I was using an other USB drive when I began to install ubuntu.

I need another USB drive... It seems that some usb drive doesn't work for boot.