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I can't flash a Pop!_OS LiveUSB in Windows

breathlessblizzard

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Hi all,

I'm having troubles flashing the 19.10 Nvidia .ISO onto a usb stick. I've tried balenaEtcher and Rufus; each time the flashing process finishes I'm left with a USB that has a 4MB EFI partition and nothing else but empty space.
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Once this happens, the stick disappears from the file explorer and I have to go into `cmd` and use `diskpart` to wipe it and fix it. There's no sign of the 2GB of Pop!_OS data that should be there.
I verified that the .ISO sha256 is correct, and I've succesfully used this stick as a liveUSB for Xubuntu when I was troubleshooting. What am I doing wrong?
 

TeamLinux01

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Windows may not be reading the ISO file system correctly, so it reports that the ISO is smaller than it actually is.
I see this all the time, I am pretty sure that Windows just hides the ISO9660 partition, so it doesn't show up at all.

I just looked at a USB drive that was written with Pop!_OS 19.10 Intel ISO; it shows the first partition as ISO9660 2.2GB, second partition is EFI 4.2MB and third is Ext4 13GB.
On Windows, it shows a 4 MB then 2.08 GB Unallocated and 12.35 GB Healthy (Primary Partition) partitions.

If balenaEtcher was used to write the ISO to the USB drive, I think it just creates the ISO9660 and EFI partitions, leaves the rest Unallocated; Windows may then combine the ISO9660 and free space together.
 

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