Writing to an USB stick on Fedora 19

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 16:43:32 UTC 2013

On Mon, Dec 02, 2013 at 02:11:13PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> What's the correct way to write an image to a USB stick?  I don't
> write to it while any file systems are mounted.  Mounting happens
> automatically when I plug in the stick, and if I click "Eject" in
> the GNOME notification, the /dev/sdb block device assigned to the
> stick is still present, but dead—the open system call fails with
> I've got a fairly default Fedora 19 installation, running GNOME in
> Classic Mode, still running the 3.11.6-201.fc19.x86_64 kernel.
> (Right now, I overwrite the start of the stick with zeros while the
> system is mounted, sync, unplug, and the plug it in again, for the
> actual write operation, but that can't be the right thing to do.)

You can use the GNOME Disks tool to do this, I believe.  It not only
supports mount/umount operations but has a Restore Disk operation
available in the "tools" menu for each disk or partition.

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