7 years ago
No, the format with dd doesn't matter since dd replaces all content on the usb stick with the content from the ISO, mbr and everything.
Good call on the tutorial; I always use DD, as it's more reliable than unetbootin, I've found.
Does the formatting matter though? I always use fdisk to delete any partitions on the stick, and mkfs.vfat to format it to fat32, then DD.
I've always wondered about that question, and never asked it before elsewhere. So maybe you'd know.