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#1 2020-12-16 01:55:52

farchirook
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[SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Hi,
I am in the process of preparing my USB flash installation medium. I have followed the instructions in the link https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/US … ion_medium but after following the instructions to use the Cygwin environment with dd package which was successful according to Cygwin I get the message You need to format the disk in drive D: before you can use it which I click on the drive just to check the ISO has been copied. Can anyone kindly explain which this is happening please as I have already formatted it using File system FAT 32. Thank you all.
Kind regards,
Farchirook

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#2 2020-12-16 02:15:37

mpan
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Windows probably thinks the content of the USB stick is damaged, because it can’t recognize it, and wants to “fix” it.


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#3 2020-12-16 02:47:16

farchirook
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Hi,
OK. So what do I do ? Ignore it and use it on the PC I want to install Arch Linux on or do something else ? What kind of format do I need to format it before I do dd on the USB ? Does anyone know please ?
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Farchirook

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#4 2020-12-16 02:59:42

mpan
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

No need to format anything. The image has been written and the USB stick can be used to install Arch. Or at least should be written. But the message you receive from Windows is not a sign of anything being wrong — quite opposite.


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#5 2020-12-16 03:03:20

farchirook
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Excellent. Thank you so much mpan.
Kind regards,
Farchirook

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#6 2020-12-18 07:29:56

IJR
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Is this now solved? if so please mark it a such.

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#7 2020-12-18 19:14:20

farchirook
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Hi IJR,
It is solved. How do I mark it as solved do you know ?
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Fadi

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#8 2020-12-18 20:04:50

zpg443
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Re: [SOLVED] Preparing USB flash installation medium

Edit the title of your first post to add [SOLVED].

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