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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?

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

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  • "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
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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.
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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.

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(source: etcher.io)

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  • 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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