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How To Fix A USB Drive After Linux Has Been Installed On It

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Here is the scenario. You have followed one of my guides for creating a Linux USB drive but not you want to use it again for a different purpose.

For whatever reason it only shows a small amount of disk space showing and it doesn't show up in Windows Explorer.

What can you do to fix it?

This guide takes you through the steps to getting the full disk space back. Let me be clear though that at no point did Linux break the USB drive. It just repartitioned it so that it can boot on a computer with the UEFI boot loader.

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Installing PCLinuxOS with UEFI Boot: An excellent release

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All in all, this is an excellent release. I think the best news is UEFI boot compatibility, followed closely by the easier method of creating a Live USB stick. Although the installed system it produces is the same an existing PCLinuxOS system which was up-to-date with the latest updates, that's the whole point of a rolling distribution, isn't it? ISO images are periodically updated to ensure that it doesn't take an excessive number of updates.

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