I used the Fedora Media Writer to create a Live USB. The USB stick had 124 Gigabytes on it. Once the Writer downloaded, i immediately clicked the 'Fedora Workstation' option, and the system was written to the flash drive. Now, I've gone through every option available to me, and i can't boot my PC with the flash drive, and neither windows nor the Writer itself can format the drive. Please help me.
You can sometimes format tricky disks through either the Windows Disk Management utility or using the
diskpart utility in Command Prompt. Both are fairly straightforward processes.
You may need to check your BIOS settings. Typically when I boot devices to flash drives with live systems or OS installations I look for things such as:
- Disabling Secure Boot
- Disabling Fast Boot
- Enabling Legacy Support
- Enabling CSM
- Boot override functions
It varies from device to device, but if you toy around with those you should get in eventually. I also tend to have far more luck with writing ISOs to flash drives using a program called Rufus.
On most computers you need to press a function key (top row of keyboard, keys starting with "F") while booting to boot from removable storage such as your USB drive. Typically the key is F1, F2, or F12 but Google this to be sure.
If you still need help, please define "every option available to me" so we understand which specific steps you've tried.
When you insert the drive with Fedora Media Writer running, you should see something like this:
with a message that says
You inserted Generic Flash Disk (2.1 GB) that already contains a live system.
Do you want to restore it to factory settings?
... with, possibly, an actual brand instead of "Generic" and a different size (in your case, much larger). If you don't see this, and you can't boot from the drive, and you can't reformat it by other means, I think it's very likely that the drive has simply failed. Try another one.