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trouble with usb live setup


okay. after several months of toying with the usb live programs and coming up with errors, I tried a different thumb drive with similar results. I purchased another one (sandisk) and it worked. i finally got ubuntu onto my acer. why do some flash drives not work? thanks for all the help, and I'll be around asking more questions. thank you :)


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    It sounds like the flash drive you were using was passing corrupt data, it could be from a bad chip or even bad communications. Despite what some people might believe flash media does degrade with use just as a standard hard drive would.
  • MikeEnIke
    MikeEnIke Posts: 88
    I find myself agreeing with mfillpot, this sounds like a hardware problem not a software one unfortunately.
  • Tbunny
    Tbunny Posts: 10
    Oh, it is definitely a hardware issue, but it won't come up on any diagnostic software I have. If you get errors on your flash it programs, I believe it's a hardware issue.


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