Re-formattingUSB Stick prob.after Kiosk 3.2.0 install(SOLVED

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Re-formattingUSB Stick prob.after Kiosk 3.2.0 install(SOLVED

Post#1 by Johannes » 17 Jan 2015, 07:38

After installing Kiosk 3.2.0, I tried to remove Kiosk again by formatting the USB-Stick. It didn't work at all when I used Windows 7 to format to FAT 32 (always got an error message). I only succeeded to format the USB-Stick to NFTS using Gparted. FAT 32, ext2 and ext4 didn't work either on Gparted (always got an error message there too). It finally worked after a last ditch attempt to format the USB-Stick to NFTS with Gparted. I then erased the Stick using an erasing program on Windows 7, and formatted it back to FAT 32 again. It basically nearly made my USB-Stick unusable. Do you encounter the same problem?

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Re: Re-formatting USB Stick prob. after Kiosk 3.2.0 installa

Post#2 by fanthom » 17 Jan 2015, 08:32

you have to erase MBR of the drive and thats it. run under Linux:

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX bs=1M count=10
where 'X' is your pendrive letter (be careful with this command!).
now you can format the stick under Windows as normal. i'm sure there is a way of doing the same under Windows - probably have to remove partitions from the stick first using administration tools.

i'll add this Q/A to the kiosk's FAQ.

thanks
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Re: Re-formattingUSB Stick prob.after Kiosk 3.2.0 install(SO

Post#3 by Johannes » 18 Jan 2015, 00:52

Thank you very much. :Bravo: :good:

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