For a long time now i have always formatted my USB stick as ext4 before creating a live USB drive. My thoughts were that anything formatted as ext is safer (from most windows users) than it being formatted as fat or ntfs. It also made me use cli…
After the “dd” (my preferred choice) command the live USB has always remained ext formatted - but not with Endeavour.
No rush, just curious.
…tbh i thought of posting this in the Lounge
When you dd iso to a USB drive (e.g. /dev/sdb) it doesn’t matter what was the original filesystem there. It will be overwritten by the filesystem that was used for the iso.
I think EndeavourOS iso is just the same loop device as you would find on a DVD therefore not Ext4.
Tar everyone for replies.
I really do prefer to use the “DD” command plus when i was looking for the Endeavour live superuser password, i noticed that they certainly lean towards using “DD” or other CLI command.
Thanks again though
As far as manufacturers are concerned any pendrivse you buy, and hard drives (inc SSD) too, are to be used on Windows or Apple only.
If you don’t believe me try ringing their support line and mention Linux (or BSD) - they will instantly say that they do not support Linux (or BSD). Even though WD & Seagate get users to download a test util which creates a Linux bootable drive and, obv, their own servers (and 95% of the worlds servers) are using Linux and some of those must have their HD’s in them.
Is it any wonder that new pendrives are fat32?
BTW, i know that you don’t have to change them, i prefer them to be ext so that Windows users see them as unreadable.
Many, many years ago one of the mods on one of the DEBIAN forums banned me because i had some files on my machine with an extension of “.inf” or “.info” (i had decided to use those for my text files which contained information, e.g. things like superuser password or a distro’s recommended method for creating a live USB.
To this day i am STILL banned from that forum!
TBH @sradjoker every Linux/BSD forum i’ve ever been on (excluding Ubuntu & that Deb forum) have been not just welcoming but bend over backwards helpful too. This one certainly seems like it’s going to be fun.
I hear you! I’ve just never used dd much and have not really looked at the file system on a usb stick that has been formatted using dd. It really doesn’t matter to me what file system is used as long as it works. Using the process i use i never have a problem.