I'm not sure if this is a "unix" question, but I'm in dire straits:
I'm running Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit. I'm trying to burn a Windows 10 ISO to a USB drive so that I can boot from it via selecting it in the boot order. I've just downloaded the ISO straight from Microsoft and opened a brand new Sandisk 32gb flash drive.
I burned the ISO by right clicking the ISO and selecting
Make bootable USB disk and selecting the SanDisk. It took a while and succeeded with no error message or anything.
When I restart my computer and put the USB stick to the top of the boot order, it tries to boot, but immediately prompts me in motherboard-like text, "No partition active." It then goes to Linux Mint, installed on my SSD drive.
Are there any commands I can use to check the health of this disk? Is the MBR?
I notice in the below output that the USB stick at
/dev/sdc/ does not have a
Device section. Is that noteworthy?
homebase matt # fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 232.9 GiB, 250059350016 bytes, 488397168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xb5eeff05 Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 454987775 454985728 217G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 454989822 488396799 33406978 16G 5 Extended /dev/sda5 454989824 488396799 33406976 16G 82 Linux swap / Solaris Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: B3D4D98E-D2D1-4820-B91D-508888A104EC Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 206847 204800 100M EFI System /dev/sdb2 206848 468991 262144 128M Microsoft reserved /dev/sdb3 468992 1953523711 1953054720 931.3G Microsoft basic data Disk /dev/sdc: 28.7 GiB, 30752636928 bytes, 60063744 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes