1. Know your drive sudo fdisk -l

  2. Flash it. sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/endeavouros-x86_64.iso of=/dev/sdX status=progress && sync

How to format USB to Correct way. (Or How to turn it to normal)

  • run df or sudo fdisk -l or lsblk -l to list devices
  • know your device unmount it sudo umount /dev/sdc1
  • format it sudo wipefs --all /dev/sdc
  • now partition it properly with sudo cfdisk /dev/sdc [select msdos for usbs` and create partion as default if not found vfat option in type leave it as linux 83]
  • then write filesystem and mount it sudo mkfs.vfat -n 'MYUSB' -I /dev/sdc1 sudo mkfs.fat -F32 /dev/sdc1 [The first command will wipe entire data and restore every sector to zero and original so this process is also helpful when formating bootable usbs to normal usbs]

if nothing work to return your pendrive to normal there is one last thing you can do.

  • Open Terminal, make sure device is unmounted and run this command
  • sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc (No need to add number)
  • IT CAN TAKE MUCH TIME so wait for atleast 5 minute
  • and then every thing is successful and message shows there is no space left in device then consider its normal
  • now you can use above methods to create partition table and format it to vfat. Thanks to this video It helped me to figure out. https://youtu.be/V6m5ZPGIbcI

Usb Errors

Known Errors

  1. Wrong fst type or badSuper block
wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error

Solution: This will wope out the drive!

  • mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdc1
  • fdisk -l If you can see your drive thats good.
  • fsck /dev/sdc1 -y repairing superblock
  1. Initramfs prompt at startup / Bad Superblock due to power loss After a reboot, the boot process drops to the BusyBox shell and I end up at the Initramfs prompt: BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu 1:1.18.5-1ubuntu4) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs)
  • Firstly, boot into a live CD or USB

  • Find out your partition number by using sudo fdisk -l|grep Linux|grep -Ev 'swap'

  • Then, list all superblocks by using the command: sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sda2 | grep superblock Replace “sda2” to your drive number

  • Now, to check and repair a Linux file system using alternate superblock # 32768: sudo fsck -b 32768 /dev/sda2 -y The -y flag is used to skip all the Fix? questions and to answer them all with a yes automatically

  • Now try mounting the partition: sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt Now, try to see if device is doing read and write correctly: cd /mnt mkdir test ls -l cp file /path/to/safe/location If you are able to perform the above commands, you have most probably fixed your error.

  • Now, restart you computer and you should be able to boot normally.