Besides my years of knowledge in IT (on Microsoft oriented environments), I couldn't think straight to solve this issue. So I'm here in hope to get help and acquire more knowledge about linux.
Very well. From some weeks ago I've started running (read "messing with"
) live linux distros on some flash drives in order to learn and take advantage about many tools and easier ways that linux can provide me as a live USB system when we are talking about "solving day to day IT issues".
After getting up with Porteus, Remix-OS and Puppy, my next target was Sparky. Visiting the download site I saw only "rolling" options and so I decided for the most interesting one for a gamer the "GameOver" edition.
Since I didn't had issues with Universal USB Installer before, I gave it a try on Sparky GO for nothing. Same with UNetBootin, YUMI and Win32 Disk Imager (even RemixOS custom installer). Every single one presented the "Fat-FS error IO charset ASCII not found. Cant mount live filesystem" error with the bottom line being about it couldn't mount sdb1 (my flash drive AFAIK).
I was reading about using DD and Rufus to do the trick, but didnt tried any yet. Instead, I was hopping to get better clues here with you.
ACER ASPIRE 5516
2GB RAM DDR2
HDD Hitachi 250Gb 5400 RPM
USB Ports 2.0
Even tried to run on a better machine, a Desktop with a FX 4170, USB Ports from 2 to 3.0, 16Gb RAM DDR3 and a GTX 560 without sucess. Im not sure if my friend did, but he told me that he tried the i586 ISO on his Core i3 with a GT 210 and 4Gb RAM also without success.
Thanks in advance and kind regards!
After trying RUFUS with ISO mode, the software offered the usage of DD mode since the ISO was prepared to work with it. Then, selecting DD on RUFUS solved the issue. Live Sparky on USB flash fully functional now!