I, like so many others, had quite a time getting the update to take on my junior this morning. Based on previous responses, I took my oldest and smallest USB drive (a 16GB USB 3.0 Sandisk) and tried formatting it on my mac in both FAT and EXFat. I even went so far as to secure erase by writing over it 3X. The Jr. would read the drive (slower boot and blue flashing light on front panel) but it would boot up in Redcloud 3.6.17.
I tried power cycling, disconnecting the power cord, and nothing worked. I tried going to Yale, that wouldn’t work either.
I pulled out another USB 3.0 stick I had that was larger. Same issues exactly.
About to give up, I searched through my drawers and found a SanDisk Cruzer CZ36 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, formatted it fat32 on my mac using disk utility and viola. Yale installed. Trying to movie to Snowmass and viola… that installed.
The only difference was that my prior attempts were on USB 3.0 sticks. The final and successful attempt was a USB 2.0 stick.
So, if that is helpful to anyone, I found this old model is still for sale on Amazon for only $12.99. It worked for me and hopefully will for anyone still having trouble.
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