[IAEP] [SoaS] Reformat USB stick, How?

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Mon Apr 26 11:47:53 EDT 2010


Your EeePC900 has windows= hard to use

To do a lot of what I describe in the wiki :


You need to run linux

buy a cheap Seagate free agent or similar usb external HD (250 GB or 
(available in office max or staples usually on sale ~$60.00)

on another machine or with an external usb DVD/CD writer

Boot with a fedora 12 install CD


and install to the external USB drive.

Transfer the external drive to the EeePC and start it
Hit <ESC> key during boot
select the USB drive and start fedora
in Terminal:
yum install liveusb-creator
(you can even install Sugar as a separate desktop on it)
yum install sugar*

Then all of the features described in the wiki will be easy to use...

Tom Gilliard

Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi All,
> In my experiments trying to create usable SoaS sticks, I have had a few flops.  Unfortunately these USB sticks now have a severe "identity crisis." They believe they are actually CDs.  You can't write to them.  You can't rename them (at least not in a way a mere mortal like me knows how to do).  Do I have to just junk them (like throwing away money... not good).  Or, is there an easy way to reformat them and start all over?  Maybe even a hard way?
> Thanks,
> Caryl 		 	   		  
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