I am having trouble installing Tails 2.5 on a Verbatum 31 GB STORE-N-GO-070B6623D1E62053 USB flash drive. Whenever I try, the installation takes a very long time and fails. The dialog is:
Formatting /dev/sdc1 as FAT32
Extracting live image to the target device...
Reading extracted MBR from /media/amnesia/Tails/utils/mbr/mbr.bin
Synchronizing data on disk...
Unmounting mounted filesystems on '/dev/sdc1'
There was a problem executing the following command:
/tmp/tmpqSXJPn/syslinux -d syslinux /dev/sdc1.
A more detailed error log has been written to '
Tails installation failed!
While the referenced file says:
sync ['/sbin/sgdisk', '--print', '/dev/sdc']Disk /dev/sdc: 60506112 sectors, 28.9 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): 84759EF6-6093-4E41-840C-C4CCC52691F1 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 60506078 Partitions will be aligned on 2048-sector boundaries Total free space is 60506045 sectors (28.9 GiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name sync sync sync sync /tmp/tmpqSXJPn/syslinux -d syslinux /dev/sdc1 /tmp/tmpqSXJPn/syslinux: /dev/sdc1: No medium found
I tried to solve the problem by using GPart to pre-format the entire drive to FAT32, but this didn't help.
I can install Tails on other USB drives using a the tails installer on another drive on this same computer, so it probably isn't in the hardware.
I checked the list of problem USB drives before buying this one, and saw that no Verbatum drive is on the list.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.