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Deleting Live USB

mechi

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If I delete a live linux OS from the usb pen drive will I be able to use it as a regular usb storage drive or is there some procedure I have to do to remove the OS and make the usb drive usable?
 


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My choice would be to use Gparted and format it to fat32. Gets rid of the installer files and ensures the entire USB device is usable. It might take a minute more but the result is much better than simply deleting files.
 

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No need to specifically delete the contents of the drive......Just format it. That will take care of it all.

Format as fat32 with Gparted.
 

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Apparently great minds think alike !! @jglen490
 
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Thanks, by the way would formatting it in Windows instead of gparted do the same thing?
 

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Gparted works ion Windows...free and open source
 

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Thanks, by the way would formatting it in Windows instead of gparted do the same thing?
Yes, but poorly!
Why not go with the best and not settle for the dirty ntfs bs?
+1 gparted, which is included in SystemRescueCD
 

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No need to specifically delete the contents of the drive......Just format it. That will take care of it all. . . .
Not all of the time, IMW, Condobloke!
 
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I didn't know gparted worked in Windows, I was thinking just right-click on the drive icon and choose "format"
 
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