liveusb-creator -

Bob Goodwin bobgoodwin at
Fri Nov 20 00:04:24 UTC 2009

On 19/11/09 18:54, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin at>  writes:
>>         I think I did essentially the same thing, I used fdisk to
>>         reformat the drive as Linux [83] then did mkfs ext3.
> Hmm.  Sounds like it should have worked if it was the problem I was
> thinking of.
> In my case I think I had a bare fat-<something>  fs on my stick with no
> msdos style partition table.  Some programs could deal, others couldn't.
> I'd be tempted to try one last hail mary and clobber the while drive
> with a "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sd<yourusbdrive>  bs=1M".  If anything is
> finding a funny pattern and misinterpreting it, that should fix it.
> Writing to each sector would also reassign all bad sectors, so that base
> would be covered too.
> -wolfgang

    Ok, I will try that tomorrow. I've been at this computer all day and
    I need a break now. I do this stuff for amusement and get too
    involved at times.

    Thanks, I'll let you know if I have any success with that thumb drive.


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