Error reading pen drive
akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 18 21:10:57 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-08-18 at 11:28 -0500, Mikkel wrote:
> On 08/18/2010 08:57 AM, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
> > Disk /dev/sdb: 33.5 GB, 33554432000 bytes
> > 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 32000 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
> > Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > I don't but I guess the drive is having a small sector corrupted
> > inside it as the icon is getting displayed but other actions have been
> > restricted unknowingly!
> Of hand, it looks like you did something like "mke2fs /dev/sdb".
> While this is valid, it creates a drive without a partition table.
> This causes problems for the auto-mount software.
> While you could manually mount a drive set up this way, you are
> better using parted to create a partition table, a partition that
> spans the entire drive, and formatting it. You will probably find
> that one of the GUIs for parted is easier to use. You may have
> gparted or qtparted installed.
I find pen drives work much better if they a re partitioned as windows
devices, even on fedora.
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net>
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