List of USB-sticks that can be used in reinstall

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    chelnov

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    Please post here manufacturer and model of you USB-stick that you have been used in successful reinstall
    Also you can post sticks that doesn't work, but tell it clearly.


    So working ones:
    I have myself installed linpus successful with 4GB PQI Traveling Disk i221.

    NOT working:
    with Kingston Data Traveler 1 GB USB Flash Drive ( DTI/1GB ) I Couldn't install linpus.
    It just wrote console full of BB BB BB BB BB BB BB ..
     
    chelnov, Jul 29, 2008
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    stiopa

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    I have PQI 2GB and its workin awesome without any problems
     
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    the AA1 and kingston stuff (ram and USB sticks) do not get along...
     
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    My gener-o-usb drive (GXT 1GB USB 2.0 Mobile Drive) doesn't seem to want to reinstall the stock OS, which is strange since it installed ubuntu just fine...

    EDIT: I was able to get it to read off my usb key, but now it's throwing kernel panics when I try to reinstall :(
     
    cka, Jul 30, 2008
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    SanDisk Cruzer 2GB works fine
    I did try a Freecom 1GB, the backup worked to it, but the recovery would fail at 100%.
     
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    Gru

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    OCZ Rally 2 4gb.. working great
     
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    Transcend JetFlash 2GB working well
     
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    Not shure about Linpus recovery since i havänt done one, but I've sucsessfully installed windows xp off both SanDisk Cruzer micro 4gb and Verbatim 1 gb stick.
     
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    Kingston 2gb Data traveler works fine :)
     
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    Transcend Jetflash 4 gb didn't work. The recovery program started, but it got freezed in the second step (choosing the partition).

    A 2gb Kingston pendrive worked without problems.
     
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    Kingston DT Mini 2GB worked just fine.
     
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    2Gb kingston data traveler worked for me but i had to put recovery disc in a vista pc when i put in my suse box it did the bb thing too.
     
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    [email protected]

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    I use a Emtec Pen USB 2GB (C250) with no problem.
     
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    Maybe that's why most of these 1GB sticks don't work... I made a recovery usb disc, booted into it and got to the BBB BBB BBB BBB BBB crap... mounted it in ubuntu, checked the files and hdc1._.tar.bz2 was 30mb short. Trying to see if I can fix it by copying a fresh hdc1._.tar.bz2 across my network onto the usb drive after removing some superfluous stuff off the usb drive (like that zip full of manual pdfs...)

    well nuts, that didn't work either
     
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    SONY 4GB and 8GB don't work. I have used an external hard disk instead.
    Why only some devices do work ? Is it a problem with boot speed or time out ?
     
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    Performed Linpus reinstall using EMTEC 8GB Flash Drive USB2.0 (EKMMD8GC250) no problem:)
     
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    :? My Sandisk Cruzer micro 4GB failed w/ a error code 39.

    Edit: Oh, I feel silly. I didn't realize you said you hadn't done one.
     
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    Really weird, 8Gb Sandisk Cruzer works well, integral 2Gb do not work in the One, but boot perfectly in a regular intel laptop.
    (FreeDOS on one stick, Mint on the other).
    I would really like to know what determines success or failure on these USB sticks. Anyone asked acer?
     
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    On the subject of Sandisk Cruzers, PC W UK posted the wrong price ticket £13.99 for Sandisk Micro skin 8gb, I bought two.
    The same price as 7dayshop, but without the postage, and the wait :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    PNY 4GB worked fine, just installed ubuntu with it :)
     
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