bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Fri Nov 20 00:04:24 UTC 2009
On 19/11/09 18:54, Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> Bob Goodwin<bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> writes:
>> I think I did essentially the same thing, I used fdisk to
>> reformat the drive as Linux  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.
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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