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Windows doesn't support multiple partitions on flash drives correctly. Here's a screenshot of a partitioned flash drive shown in Disk Management window: Note that both partitions appear to have no drive letters assigned. Actually the first partition has a letter which is nowhere to be found in Disk Management (1): In your case the first partition is an ...


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Probably you have flashed some boot USB or ISO image which have size of only 49MB. Open diskmgmt.msc and check if there is only 1 49MB partition, delete it and recreate the partition. Or use some partitioning tools like EaseUS Partition Master or MiniTool Partition Wizard to extend/recreate the partition


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I would say they are called flash drives. This could be biased based on my locale, but it also makes sense. They are data drives, just like HDDs but contain flash memory chips rather than reading the drive optically like a CD. This is where they get their speed and versatility. Thumb drive is just a term that came from the small, compact size of the drives. ...


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No there is no specific driver that you can use to solve this. It sounds like a connection problem. The other possibility is that the pen drive is broken. Have you tried it in other machines? Are you certain that it is okay?


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Did you properly inserted the USB cable? Sometimes it is connected sort of "half way" and newer 3.0 pins are not properly linked.


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I use YUMI from pen drive linux. It makes it very easy, and does not require installation. I am typing this from a computer that is booted off a flash drive with ubuntu and windows 7.


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One solution that has worked very well for me is to use a LiveUSB of Linux Mint (2-4Gb is plenty to write that bootable image onto), and then use another stick (plugged after the LiveUSB finishes booting) as storage for persistent files. If the second stick is FAT32, then it will be sufficiently cross-platform that you can use it from the school's computers ...


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I don't own any high-speed thumb drives, but my experience with standard-speed thumb drives is that they are slow to operate from. They're great in a pinch, but I wouldn't want to use that as my regular way to work. Definitely get the fastest thumb drive you can if you plan to use a "regular" Linux distro. Another approach, which minimizes the speed ...



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