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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

Update: I tried to format the USB drive in Windows 3 times, FAT, exFAT and NTFS (full format).  Every time, the format fails about 1/3 of the way through.  I'm using a USB 3.0 hub out in the open, with plenty of airflow.  When I pulled out the drive, I was almost burned by temperature of the metal USB connector.  There is definately a systematic problem with these drives, and this has nothing to do with Linux.

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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

When I pulled out the drive, I was almost burned by temperature of the metal USB connector.  There is definately a systematic problem with these drives, and this has nothing to do with Linux.

 

I agree.  USB connectors do not get that warm.  Return it.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

 

 

Ed
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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

Just bought a SDCZ48-032G from Best Buy today to run Mint 17.1.

 

Exactly the same problem, but for me the workaround doesn't work. 

 

- Chris

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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

In my prior posts, I noted I had the same boot problem, and couldn't full-format the drive.  Also the drive was extremely hot.  Same problem with 2 drives.  I just exchanged the drives for 2 new ones.  I still have the same problem booting Mint from an Ultra Fit -- which is very disappointing.  The overheating and full-format problems (in Windows) apparently have been fixed in new versions of this device, at least.

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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

Two weeks ago I returned the SanDisk Ultra Fit 32Gb, product code BM150124846D because it would not boot Linux.
Yesterday, I received from SanDisk                            product code BM150224846D
It won't boot Linux either, no matter what method I use to write the ISO to the disk.
However, no boot problem at all using a PNY 8GB 2.0.
So, the Ultra Fit may be a great drive for storage, just don't get one to boot an OS.

Thanks,
daBrewer 

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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

I have received the following feedback from SanDisk:

 

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Dear Nejc,
 
We understand that you cannot use your Ultra Fit drives as bootable devices. We would like to inform you that we atSanDisk have not tested our flash drive as a bootable device. SanDisk does not provide any utility or instructions to make the flash drives bootable.
 
So in that case we cannot assist you further with this issue.
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Very disappointed.
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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

For my own info nejko did you try the Easy2Boot app to put your Mint on the drive?

Ed
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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

[ Edited ]

daBrewer & nejko, on this Easy2Boot link of tested systems:  http://www.easy2boot.com/add-payload-files/list-of-tested-payload-files/

 

"49. Linux Mint 14 Nadia linuxmint-14.1-cinnamon-dvd-32bit.iso "

 

If the app didn't work for your version of Mint contact Steve Si, the creator of Easy2Boot, and he will help you.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

Yes, I have have made the SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB stick a U2B drive.

I copied the Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.1 ISO to the U2B Main Menu.

When I boot the SanDisk USB stick, the U2B Main Menu opens.

I select   "linuxmint-17.1-cinnamon-32bit(1)"

I get the "LM" symbol on the screen.

Then  "(intramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" 

Same as all other tried methods of booting Linux from a SanDisk Ultra Fit.

However, a PNY 2.0 8GB drive boots without fail.

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Re: can't boot a Mint Cin 17.1 live Sandisk Ultra Fit 3.0 32GB

In my previous post I typed U2B instead of E2B (Easy2Boot)

Sorry!