usbkeys with U3 and their removal?
john.wendel at metnet.navy.mil
Fri Dec 7 02:11:25 UTC 2007
Rick Stevens wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 15:38 -0800, John Wendel wrote:
>> Robin Laing wrote:
>>> If you have comments or concerns, this is a link to the discussion
>>> forums on U3.
>>> In the "Wishlist", the request has been made for Linux support.
>> Just so I can understand what's going on here ...
>> Does "dd /dev/zero /dev/sdx" to the unmounted usb key followed by
>> repartitioning / formatting work to remove this crap?
> It would have to be "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdx bs=512 count=1" and
> I don't know if it'd work or not. Unless there's some hardware flag
> on the drive that turns the U3 portion into a read-only physical device
> it should work.
Sorry 'bout the lazy "dd" command.
Yes, it would seem that it should work, but people are reporting that
they had to get a "Windows using friend" to fix the thing. I don't
have such a device, but I may in the future (and I don't do Windows),
so I was curious.
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