In step 5 of this tutorial, it says to leave all other parameters on their defaults. Could it be a problem to select NTFS rather than FAT?

  • It will overwrite the existing FS anyway I guess. – Pilot6 Jul 15 '18 at 10:54

According to this answer it could be a problem since UEFI does not support NTFS.

Side note if possible it is suggested to use UEFI rather than legacy BIOS.

  • "If you use flash drive with capacity exceeding 32GB you will only see 32GB if formatted with FAT32": absolutely not true. I don't even begin to understand where you got this strange idea from. – AlexP Jul 15 '18 at 17:42
  • yep, my bad, fixed it – sleepyhead Jul 16 '18 at 12:38

Q: Could it be a problem to select NTFS rather than FAT ?

A: It depends which tool you use, and your question links to a tutorial using Rufus in Windows, so my answer is focused on Rufus.

  • If cloning, Rufus 'DD image mode', everything will be overwritten anyway with the content of the iso file, so it does not matter.
  • If extraction, maybe. Some tools use the existing file system, some create a file system before extracting. I think Rufus 'ISO image mode' will create a file system (overwrite what was there before), and FAT32 will work in most computers.

Have ever you tried Etcher before. It's very easy to make bootable USB from an iso file.

Just a couple of clicks and you are done, without even thinking what is NTFS, FAT, UEFI, etc.

Here's a screenshot from the website.

(source: etcher.io)

  • For creating a bootable usb with windows 10 (april 2019 version) it warns me to use WoeUsb for Ubuntu. – bogdan.rusu Nov 6 '19 at 9:03

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