View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu in 8GB flashdisk

November 11th, 2008, 09:18 PM
Hi all,

it's been a long time since i stopped using ubuntu. Unfortunatelly i don't wanna have a dual but system in my hard drive so i got an Intenso 8GB flash disk on which i wanted to install Ubuntu.

At first i tried a 2 GB disk i had and all went well but there's not much space to do the changes i want.

Anyway when i tried to install it on the 8 gb disk i couldn't. To be precise i couldn't even format it to an ext2 or ext3 or do anything to it. The reason is unknown. I always got an error. Whilst my 2 gb disk works and i can format it to whatever i want the 8 gb has a small key pic at it's properties when i get to ubuntu partition manager, and it seems it's locked. But i cannot find anything that 'unlocks' it.

Does anyone has any suggestion on the matter?


November 12th, 2008, 12:30 AM
It may be a bug in the Ubuntu partition manager, or it could be a hardware issue with your 8 GB hard drive. Have you run a Windows CheckDisk or Ubuntu fsck to make sure the drive is okay?

November 12th, 2008, 01:03 AM
have you tried the gparted live cd,it solved most of my probs when this happend..