I am trying to create a Tails Live USB via the Tails Installer on a 64GB usb key. I can successfully run Tails from a temporary USB key, but I run into trouble on the last step of
Tails Installer > Clone & Install > Select Target Device > Install. Before I start installation, the right capacity (~62GB) shows up within the Tails Installer UI. However, once I hit
Install and confirm, I get the output below:
USB drive found Partitioning device /dev/sdd Formatting /dev/sdd1 as FAT32 Verifying filesystem... Setting /dev/sdd1 label to Tails Not enough free space on device. 4231MB ISO + 0MB overlay > 2495MB free space LiveUSB creation failed! Not enough free space on device. 4231MB ISO + 0MB overlay > 2495MB free space
It seems that after the Formatting, Tails thinks there are only 2.4GB of space on the USB key. Indeed, If I boot into Windows after Tails fails, the key shows up with only 2.43GB of space. Below are the USB key details after the Tails formatting process (details taken from the DISKPART utility in Windows): in the image below, the USB key is Disk 2
I have read about the known issues with USB sticks on the Tails website but my stick (SanDisk Ultra Fit 64GB USB) doesn't fit any of the listed models, plus the issue I face is not a startup issue as highlighted on that page.