Recenty I tried to upgrade my nov2016 ver of osmc using the online osmc tool within osmc. After it installed and upgraded I had issues so I decided to install it from scratch .
USB stick is a Sandisk Extreme 16GB USB3.0
I ran the osmc installer and it all went fine first time. I installed the latest version of osmc available, chose USB as target and worked fine. Once I booted in osmc however, i tried to recover my settings from backup(my nov 2016 osmc version backus) and had issues restoring everything. Errors and didnt bring my movies etc.
SO i decided, screw it, i will start from scracth again, won’t restore from my backups. I will reconfigure everything from scratch.
Hwever upon trying to run the osmc installer again I found that it no longer sees my USB thumbdrive. I can see that Windows now sees my thumbdrive as a HDD ie not removable.
Not sure if you in the progress of your reinstalls mixed up things. You always install to the SD Card. And only by choosing USB as the target the installer (on the SD Card) will write the root file system to the USB Stick.
hmmm, the installer asked me if i want to install it to sd card or usb and some other options. I chose USB and pointed it to the USB stick. Could that be my mistake? If so how can i recover my usb stick to become normal so its seen as a removable usb stick?
So yes, trying the above works as far as installing and running osmc. However it seems my usb stick has been turned into a device that from now on is recognised as a hdd rather than a removable device. Oh well, I don’t care. I will just use it for osmc.
I have some other problems in osmc now like “unable to connect to remote server…” when scanning for content but I ill dig around on forum first for answers. My pi is connected to internet so I don’t know.