Error reading pen drive

Parshwa Murdia b330bkn at
Sun Aug 22 07:02:32 UTC 2010

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:

> Partitioning:  Preparing the drive for the partitions it will have, even
> if there will only be one part.

> Formatting:  Putting some file system in place on the partition.

> It's two steps, even if you have one application that can do both for
> you.  If you remove the partitioning info, then formatting it isn't
> possible.

> Windows users may be used to right-clicking and formatting a flash
> drive, as a quick way of erasing contents.  But it's dependent on the
> partitioning info being there.  If it's missing, it'll need to be
> repartitioned, that's something the usual Windows users aren't used to
> doing, and mayn't know anything about.  I don't think Windows will offer
> to repartition the drive for them, as hand-holding help.

Yes, correct.

Parshwa Murdia

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