I was reading the article How To Create A Portable Ubuntu Installation USB On The Mac
How To Create A Portable Ubuntu Installation USB On The Mac
, which worked great. Now I’m wondering how do I get my USB back to just a regular uSB? I am working on a Mac. Thank you!
Sorry for the last responce! Please try the command "diskutil mountDisk /dev/diskN" without quotes, then retry the steps I provided above.
Figured it out, but thanks for responding!
I tried both just dragging the files into the trash & erasing them through Disk Utility and neither of them work. When I try to put it in the trash I get "Unexpected code (Error -61)". With Disk Utility, the erase tab is there, but all the options are grayed out.
I think the cause of the problem is, when I was originally creating the live usb, one of the steps (linked above) was "diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN". Is there a terminal command that might work to undo that?
That's just my guess at the problem, but I'm open to other suggestions.
The appropriate file system for mac is HFS+, not FAT32.
Macs can viably read FAT32, it's a universal file system where as HFS is geared only towards macs and may not be recognized on other systems. As I doubt he is storing his MBR on his flash drive, I think it's safe to assume that only non-critical files will be stored on it, which is a perfect job for FAT32.
Just delete the files off the USB or format it (essentially the same thing).
Go to applications -> utilities -> Disk Utility and click on your USB Drive. A dialog will popup, choose the erase tab. Make sure you mount the appropriate file system, such as FAT32.