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Pen-drive / USB-Drive not working after installing ubuntu in it

I put in ubuntu in pendrive and made pendrive bootable by unetbootin. Now the pendrive doesn't work anymore due to that, it is not opening, when I put in windows OS, it doesn't show its total space ...
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Unable to format RAW USB Flash Drive

I have a Kingston 4GB Datatraveller USB flash drive that has seemingly become corrupted. On my main computer, the drive continually connects and disconnects and shows up as an Unknown Device. On my ...
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Linux partitioning scheme for Dell PowerEdge Server with 2x 2GB internal SD Card (RAID 1) and 10T SAS Raid 5

'm in the course of ordering a new Dell PowerEdge server to run XEN for virtualisation purposes on top of either Ubuntu or CentOS server. I'd like to put the OS on a flash drive to boot as fast as ...
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How do I delete a partition that I mistakenly created?

I bought a Kingston USB drive, and after unsuccessful install by Windows (7) I went to Kingston's support webpage and followed the instructions of how to make it work. I assumed the problem was the ...
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How to format USB flash drive to work with older device?

I have 2 usb stics. One of them (64MB) is working fine with Nikon npl632. However this device seems not to support any modern flash drives. What I'am willing to do is to format new usb stick - much ...
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0answers
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Is my SONY USB flash drive dead?

I have a following problem: when I plug-in my USB flash drive, it isn't shown in Windows Explorer or recognized by system at all. In device properties, it is shown as: USB MEMORY BAR ...
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Cannot delete partition in diskpart - invalid argument?

I'm trying to delete a partition on a UFD using Diskpart. I am running it through an elevated CMD prompt. But the problem is it reports that I am using an invalid argument. Please see the log below. ...
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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1answer
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I need assistance with my USB Drive which is in 2 partitions, and I want to rejoin them into 1.

So what happened is that my 32 GB USB Drive was initially 32 GB, more like 29.82, but still. Anyway, I use this for everything, school, personal, educational, everything. So then we recently got the ...
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871 views

How to force Windows to recognize USB as USB HDD and not USB removable media [duplicate]

I bought a pack of SanDisk Cruzer Facet 8GB USB sticks and upon insertion half of them appear as removable media devices and the other half appear as hard drives. For some reason, windows does not ...
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1answer
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How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
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1answer
484 views

I copied an ISO image over a USB drive, can I format it to use it as a storage device again?

I have a 4GB USB drive and I wrote an iso file to it. Now I want to delete the data on it. Is there any way to take the space back? I used Linux to burn the iso file following these instructions. At ...
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1answer
1k views

How to force a USB disk to format?

I can't seem to get my USB drive to format anymore or be recognized by the file system (including gparted). How do I just wipe the whole thing and start over!? dmesg [ 5036.408102] usb 2-3: new ...
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2answers
222 views

If I align a partition to 24MiB then is it also aligned to any divider of this size?

Let's assume that I want to begin my partitions with an offset on flash drives because of: Although it is usually possible to write single pages, the data cannot be *over*written without being ...
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0answers
17 views

Small bootable flash drive for Mac

I'd like to boot from a flash drive containing some disk management utilities, like disk partitioning on a mac (MacBook Pro). All the instructions I've seen require an OSX installation disk with a >= ...
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1answer
270 views

Format flash drive without partitions

I'm trying to format a flash drive with a FAT partition to use in my car stereo, but running into a small problem. I've tried making it all one big FAT 16 partition, and the stereo won't accept it. ...
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1answer
35 views

Pendrive without any partitions on it

I got a pendrive with only partition table on it (lsblk outputs /dev/sdc, but not /dev/sdc1). Is it fully safe just to create partition on it and format it?
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1answer
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Canot format MicroSD. File system is read-only

I formatted it for my special needs some time ago using fdisk. Don't remember the partition table, but there was 1 fat32 and 1 ext4 partition. Now I want to format it fat32 clean, but I get the ...
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2answers
187 views

16GB SanDisk USB drive became 2x64MB

I used a SanDisk Cruzer Contour 16GB USB 2.0 drive for almost 5 years, but one day it just turned into two 64MB drives. Windows even recognize two separate devices Tried formatting, messing with ...
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4answers
2k views

How to create multiple partitions on a USB pen drive

I would like to be able to create 2 partitions on my USB pen drive: 1 readonly (cdrom) partition, and 1 writable partition (FAT32). What I have tried so far with no success: Using /sbin/gparted on ...
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1answer
257 views

LUKS encrypted flash drive: no partition table

I have 16GB encrypted LUKS flash drive with corrupted partition table. Here is the fdisk output: fdisk -l /dev/sdf Disk /dev/sdf: 16.2 GB, 16236150784 bytes 64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 15484 ...
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1answer
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DiskPart Not Using Unallocated Space

I'm trying to use DiskPart to create two partitions on my flash drive. One for storage and one for a bootable OS. I've used BootIt as suggested in this question/answer, however it doesn't seem to ...
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0answers
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How to fix usb flash memory device showing as unallocated (RAW) in disk management

I have a brand new 128 gb Kingston DT Hyperex 3.0 usb device, using Windows 7 It works perfectly in my ASUS laptop, and my Dell at work, but in my ACER Aspire at home, it installs the driver, but ...
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3answers
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Reusing a USB flash drive with a hidden partition

I have a USB flash drive with a hidden encrypted partition on it. I'd like to reuse it, but so far I have been unsuccessful in wiping it. It is an SanDisk Cruzer 8GB with what I assume was with the ...
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Are there “bad” ways to partition flash drives?

In an attempt to figure out why a certain flash drive I have stopped working under OS X but continues to work under Windows and Linux, I found the wiki page How to Damage a FLASH Storage Device, which ...
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Cannot format 8GB USB Drive Partition

So, I have a 8GB USB thumbrive I am trying to format so I can use all 8 (or 7.27 to be exact) GB in a single partition. The drive already has a 943 MB partition, which I figured I could extend to ...
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2answers
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Did I screw up my USB stick? And if not, how can I fix it?

Basically, I am doing various tests with Linux/BSD and USB booting at the moment. I had a live CD for a firewall that offered to partition a (hard) disk. I tried to use my flash drive for this - It ...
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3answers
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How to delete a partition on a USB drive?

I have a USB drive that I accidentally partitioned when trying to put Ubuntu on it. It's a 16 GB Kingston flash drive but it is now split to two partitions, 7.30 GB each. How do I combine the two ...
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1answer
536 views

Create a Read-Only Partition on Flash Drive

I am currently trying to partition my flash drive so that it has three separate partitions: one is bootable, the other is a read-only partition containing a decryption software, and the third is an ...
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1answer
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diskmgmt.msc: Cannot delete volume from USB

I have an USB drive with about 8GB of size. It has a single partition of size 169MB. Don't know why, I got it that way. I wanted to delete this small (FAT32) partition and create a single NTFS volume ...
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0answers
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Native linux bootable thumb drive with first partition as fat32

I've been trying to do this for quite a while and I feel like I have exhausted my options on it. I want to make a flash drive partitioned similarly to this: Number Start (sector) End (sector) ...
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1answer
394 views

Why Both 8GB USB Flash Drives Have Different Integrities?

USB 3.0 SuperTalent Express DUO 8GB recently had its partition corrupted and declared itself "write-protected" and I was told in chat by @sidran32 that this usually means that flash drive gone bad due ...
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1answer
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Mount a Second Partition of a USB Drive on Windows

I have a Pen-drive of 8GB, I have 2 partitions on it, one of 15MB and another of the remaining (7GB+). I know that Windows only recognizes the first partition, is there any way to mount the second ...
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1answer
285 views

Mounting two partitions on a pen drive

I have a 8 GB pen drive with two partitions on it, one of 20 MB and the other of the remaining space (7+ GB). Windows detects only the first partition. How can I mount the second partition?
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3answers
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Is it safe to re-partition / reformat my flash drive?

I just bought this flash drive on eBay. It's a 4GB Imation Swivel. I have no interest in the proprietary encryption software that comes with it, in fact I'd rather not plug it into my Windows PC until ...
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2answers
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Accessing partitions of an USB Flash Drive in Windows 7 64 bit

I have a 32GB Sandisk Cruzer Blade usb flash drive. I use it in many devices such as my car audio system, where they can only read FAT32. I also use it with my Windows, where NTFS is needed since I ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
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3answers
343 views

Weirdly-formatted drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make a USB flash drive appear/not appear as a CD drive? I have a 2GB flash drive that was a freebie giveaway at some HP event. The drive works fine, except ...
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How to correctly partition usb flash drive and which filesystem to choose considering wear leveling?

Two problems. First one: how to partition the flash drive? I shouldn't need to do this, but I'm no longer sure if my partition is properly aligned since I was forced to delete and create a new ...
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0answers
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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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1answer
1k views

fdisk / sfdisk not saving partitions on USB drive

I am having some problems with an USB drive that is not working correctly, I am trying to recreate partitions with fdisk or sfdisk but once I do it I do "-l" and there's no partitions. This is how I ...
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3answers
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How can I merge a USB stick shown as two drives?

A local company last year gave away some USB sticks with their products on them in a PDF file. The PDF is now outdated (2010 version) and I find it a waste to throw away a perfectly good USB stick for ...
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2answers
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How do I fix a Memorex USB 8GB flash drive that shows 0 B available?

Memorex USB 8GB drive that shows 0 B available. I don't know if it's mechanically broken or something is wrong with it. Even disk part shows it as (See Disk 2) Any ideas? EDIT: The bios shows it ...
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1answer
360 views

Partition Bootable Flash Drive

I created a bootable flash drive with Chromium OS installed on it. However, Chromium OS only needs about 4GB of space, and my flash drive is 8GB. I wanted to make the rest of the 4GB a FAT32 ...
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Is there a way to partition USB flash drives, so that both/all partitions appear in Windows?

In Windows, 'removable' drives cannot be partitioned, without the partitions not appearing and receiving drive letters, apart from the first partition. Partitioned flash drives work fine in Linux. ...
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1answer
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Install Mint Linux 11 to a small partition on a large USB drive

I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 GB. So I want to put a 1-2 GB partition on it and install Mint just to that. Is that possible? I am new ...
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1answer
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Secure USB Drive by creating 2 partitions one is read only

i have a Lexar 8GB flash drive and i want to protect it using some software i forgot it's name o anything about it ! . The software creates 2MB (i think) partition on the drive and the rest of the ...
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1answer
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Format 4GB USB flashdisk to 2GB FAT16

I need FAT16 partition for Computer recovery process - (be able to access it form DOS) and I have only 2 pieces of 4GB flash. I can't format 4GB to FAT16 with 512 B allocation unit (and with more it ...
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1answer
6k views

How can I wipe a flash drive from Linux?

I recently used a flash drive to try MeeGo on my netbook. Unfortunately, the application I used to write MeeGo to the flash drive created a new partition in a rather unusual format. The Ubuntu disk ...
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1answer
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Recover a lost partition on a USB flash drive (after using it for boot)

I used wintoflash to create a bootable device from my USB flash drive. It had 8GB, and now I can see only 2GB. I tried using win 7 default disk management utility but it can't merge the partitions. ...