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A. Solutions to Common Problems > A.3. Problems with the USB Memory Key

Problems with the USB Memory Key

One great thing about the Move live CD is its ability to save your settings and data to a USB key. If this feature isn’t working for you, there are a few things you can try:

  • Plug the USB key into a different USB port and try again.

  • Some USB keys are not supported. Visit http://www.mandrakesoft.com to see if your USB key is in the supported hardware database.

  • If you have a powered USB hub, plug the USB key into it and try again.

  • Check your BIOS setup for a USB setting and toggle the setting between USB 1.1 and USB 2.0.

If you get the USB key error “Bad Size Recognized” or if Move refuses to boot when you are using a key, your USB key’s format is probably corrupted. To fix this problem, simply reformat it as a FAT filesystem. Your USB key probably came with a utility to do this; if you can’t find this utility, you can format your key from inside the Windows My Computer window by right-clicking on the USB key icon and selecting Format. Another option is to format the key during the Move boot process. To do this, press F1 during bootup to bring up the Advanced screen. At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter:


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