Ubuntu :: Format A Write Protected Flash Drive?

Oct 12, 2010

I have a flash drive that is write protected and in RAW format(so not formatted). I've tried everything I can find to make it usable again in Windows but I ran out of options. I quickly found about the Gnome Partition Editor, but when I try to start it, it gets an icon in the taskbar that says "Starting GParted" and then it closes. Is some other way I can format my flash drive or do I need to find out why gparted isn't running?

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Ubuntu :: Make Pen Drive As Write Protected?

Jul 23, 2011

i want to make pen drive as write protected for ubuntu and windows.....how to do that??? and if i want to write on it then how to make remove write protection..

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Ubuntu :: How To Format USB Flash Drive

Jun 17, 2010

How do I format a USB flash drive?

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Fedora :: Format A Flash Drive In 14 KDE?

Apr 20, 2011

How do I format a Flash Drive in Fedora 14 KDE?

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Hardware :: Format A USB Flash Drive?

Oct 18, 2009

Does anyone know if there is a way to format a USB flash drive without using the command line? Is there and option for it somewhere? Or maybe a program that can do it?I am using Linux Mint 7. It is a 4GB flash drive. The format it is now is vfat (fat32

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Ubuntu :: Format A Flash Drive As FAT32 From Eeebuntu?

May 16, 2009

There is no obvious format command when I right-click on the drive.

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Debian :: Format A Bootable USB Flash Drive?

Apr 18, 2011

I'm afraid I am going to expose my age here.

I remember being able to format a 3.5 inch floppy using MS DOS. The command was format a:/s

("a" was the drive letter and the "/s" was to add the bootable system file.)

HOW can I do that in LINUX, specially Debian 6.01 (my current version) I googled it and found a bunch of sites all offering answers.

NONE worked for me, I saw an option in a Slackware installation with a "make bootable USB stick option".
(It can be used as a rescue USB Stick also) We don't have that in Debian. How can I do that with my current Debian install?

I have several Debian USB installs on flash drives, They work great and give the user an opportunity to run and experience Debian with modifying their set-up. I am trying to set-up one that will NOT only boot and work as a live install, but will also allow me to install on the host machine right from the working USB Flash drive, if I choose to do so.

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Debian Hardware :: Unable To Format USB Flash Drive

Apr 19, 2015

Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 32GB: plugged in

Code: Select all$ uname -a
Linux dsktop 3.2.0-4-486 #1 Debian 3.2.65-1+deb7u2 i686 GNU/Linux

Code: Select all$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub


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Ubuntu :: USB Write Protected?

Jan 17, 2010

ive tried my hand and failed. My friend was using my computer nad he didnt safely remove his USB MP3 and now it is write protected. Ive tried windows diskpart (nothing), ive tried fsck ("disk maybe in use?"), i tried to format(write protected)ive tried otehr USB slots and other computers. This has happened to me sooo many times and i can never find a damn thing about it, can some one tell me how to fix this??? There has to be a simple fix as it is such a simple issue, an issue any one who has used windows for 90% of their computing history could make

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Ubuntu :: Make USB Partition Write Protected

Nov 18, 2010

I have a USB stick of 8GB with two partition. Can I make one partition write protected? How?

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Mount Device, Write Protected & Read Only?

Feb 17, 2011

I used dual booting with Windows Xp and Ubuntu 10.04. Because errors, I reinstall Windows and then I could not enter GRUB, and Ubuntu partition disappear. I tried to reinstall ubuntu using live CD but I could not detect last ubuntu partitions. After I installed fresh Ubuntu on new partition, I got error message like this:

Unable to mount floppy0 Mount: block device /dev/fd0 is write protected, mounting read-only Mount: could not determine the file system type, and none was specified

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OpenSUSE Install :: How To Browse 11.3 CD - Block Device Write Protected

Jul 15, 2010

I can browse the iso image easily enough with a loopback mount, but when it comes to mounting the actual CD (which I did first), I get:

$ sudo mount -t udf,iso9660 /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
mount: block device /dev/dvd is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/dvd,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
/var/log/messages isn't very helpful, either:

Jul 15 15:15:56 bkorb-dt kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
Jul 15 15:15:56 bkorb-dt kernel: sr0: rw=0, want=68, limit=4
Jul 15 15:15:56 bkorb-dt kernel: isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sr0, iso_blknum=16, block=16
$ md5sum openSUSE-11.3-DVD-x86_64.iso
adf5d2a0a03c1e3aaf102fd6a4771b87 openSUSE-11.3-DVD-x86_64.iso

I burned it with K3B and it gets the same result trying to mount it. K3B seems to know that the image is an iso9660 and is able to display the various 9660 id fields just fine. It just won't mount.

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General :: Any Real Alternative To CPRM-protected SD Memory Cards Beside USB Flash Drives?

Apr 19, 2010

Before buying an SD memory card, I'd like to know something more about the CPRM protection, in particular:Does CPRM influence the way I am supposed to access my own data? That is, does CPRM encrypt it? Could CPRM prevent me from accessing my own data?Is it possible to disable or eliminate CPRM from either the memory card or the card reader?Are there manufacturers selling CPRM-free SD memory cards?Is there any real alternative to CPRM-protected SD memory cards beside USB flash drives?Is Linux support for SD cards good?

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Programming :: Displaying The Contents Of Buffers In A Protected And Non-protected Critical Section?

Nov 19, 2010

I have this project for my operating systems class and I have put together the basic flow chart to aid me in writing the program. I know how to use pipes as a buffer to hold info. I know how to create a binary semaphore. But what I dont know is this:

How to "use a delay adjustment parameter K in the critical section to adjust the speed of the display process to show that without semaphore protection the displayed contents of the buffer are randomly interleaved."

First off, I am definitely not asking anyone to give me the solution. But I do need some guidance. So I figure there will be an if statement with two options:

1. If true, use semaphore protection to enter/exit critical section

2. If false, no semaphore protection -- this is where the contents of the buffer should be interleaved.

Now does that mean that as each child process enters the non-protected critical section, it should "sleep" for a randomized time? I mean, will this allow my output to be interleaved?

So lets say my command line looks like this:

what happens to the 100? Is it randomized using rand and srand and passed as a parameter to sleep() inside the critcal section?

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General :: Remove Write-Protected File - Will It Actually Delete The Password File?

Jul 30, 2010

When I ls -l /etc/passwd, -rw-r--r-- 1 root root /etc/passwd When I login as myself, and rm /etc/passwd, it asks: rm: remove write-protected file '/etc/passwd'? If I say yes, will it actually delete the passwd file?

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General :: Format A USB Hard Drive To Vfat Format But Can't?

Sep 15, 2010

I need some assistance in trying to format a USB hard drive to vfat format but can't seem to do so. I am currently using RHEL 5.3. I have tried the following commands and they all come back as "command not found"

mke2fs vfat /dev/sc1
fdisk vfat /dev/sdc1
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc1

What am I doing incorrectly?? Can someone please point me in the right direction??

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Hardware :: Hard Drive Is Password Protected And Have No Access?

Dec 28, 2010

I cant get into my hard drive. There is no read or writing capabilities i have tried formatting. I am using Linux ubuntu I own aacer aspire 5720zIntel t23102gb ram250gb hardrive

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Security :: Create A Password Protected Directory In USB Disk Drive?

Feb 23, 2011

I use ubuntu 10.04 as my OS. Im in the look for a good and simple application in order to password protect a folder or two on my portable hard drive. I really dont need high levels of encryptions but I wouldnt mind if the usage is not so complicated.

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Ubuntu :: USB Cannot Write Or Format?

Jul 19, 2011

I have a 8GB USB drive that recently started to behave improperly. And by started I mean that my dad decided he'd use itke a bootable drive and succeeded in breaking it.I tried formatting and zeroing the drive with dd but no luck. It seems to finish normally, but everything remains the same. Then I read a similar thread here that worked for one guy and tried working it that way but again could not manage it. It using sfdisk and the negative result might have been because I hadn't used it before so didn't know exactly what I was doing.

Anyway, the situation is absolutely the same: cannot format/erase partition, cannot format/erase/write data, errors are spewed out like -Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output errorOR Error creating partition table: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb:

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Ubuntu :: Image That Flash Drive To Another Flash Drive?

Mar 29, 2010

I made a persistent install of Ubuntu on a flash drive. I made changes to that installation. The software (Unetboontin) sets this all up. I think it partitions it for you. How do I image that flash drive to another flash drive?

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Ubuntu :: Cloning To Advanced Format Drive With 4096 Bytes From 512 Byte Drive

Jun 27, 2011

I am getting a new 4kb sector HDD for my laptop, WD scorpio black 750gb, I would like to image existing partitions on 512bytes sector HDD and move them to the new 4kb sector HDD, what's the best way to do this.

present config is as follows:

Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders, total 156301488 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


I am planning to keep the same three partitions as the primary partitions on the new drive and add few more logical partitions. I would have liked to move to GPT but since I need Win 7, I am stuck with MBR partiotion table.

Now, I understand how to partition an Advanced format disk, what I want to know is how to move the existing partitions on the 80 Gb disk to the new disk?

I use Clonezilla to copy partitions but it is not compatible unless both the target and the source disks are already using 4096 sector size.

I can use Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone Win 7 but how do I clone Ubuntu?

Also my Laptop's chipset is limited to SATA 1.5, will it cause any issues, I know the bandwidth is not an issue.

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Networking :: Write Network Packets To Memory In Byte Format?

Feb 7, 2011

I'm sniffing network packets in ubuntu, I need to write these packets as raw bytes to memory but libpcap give packets in its special format. how can i save and recover packets in byte format?

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Ubuntu :: How To Get Video Of Flash Format

Jul 19, 2010

Now there are a lot of video or music are flash format. I want to download to my computer and can see it when I can not connect to internet. But when I click the right button I did not find the download item. I do not know whether I can download from it? Or how can I save it to my computer?

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Ubuntu :: USB Drive Mounts But User Can't Write To Drive?

Apr 6, 2010

I've got a bare bones Ubuntu 10.04 set up (xorg, openbox, usbmount). My (vfat32) stick drive mounts, and I can see what is in the one directory on the drive, but I can't write to the drive unless I use sudo. I tried the obvious step of attempting to change permissions on the drive..

keith@quiet:~$ sudo chmod -R 777 /media/usb0
[sudo] password for keith:


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General :: Cannot Read / Write SD Card After Improper Format (sector Size 0) - Fix It?

Jun 12, 2011

I was attempting to reformat a 16GB MicroSD card in my camera when the battery died mid-way. After that, any time I try to read the card in my camera, it gives me a "Card Error" and does not allow me to reformat it in my camera.

So, I thought I would plug the camera in to the laptop with it set to host the card as media when plugged in as USB, in an attempt to fix the formatting issue.

However, when I plug it in to my linux machine, it does not register as a device (e.g., /dev/sda) due to some errors, therefore I cannot reformat it. Essentially, I think I need to fix the partition table but I'm not sure how to when it doesn't register as a device. code...

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Ubuntu :: Format Flash Drives/memory Cards ?

Jan 4, 2010

how to format flash drives in ubuntu. In windows there was a "format" on the right click menu but I did not find one in ubuntu. i am using ubuntu jaunty.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Format For Server & RAID Setup For Multi Platform Read/write/access?

Jun 23, 2011

I'm looking to set up a server with attached mass storage device and tape autoloader to run linux. It's set up under Windows at the moment. Goal is to have users, connecting from individual workstations and laptops, backup their data to the linux server. On their personal machine, some users run linux, some MacOS, some Windows. I plan to set up the 5 500 GB drives as RAID5. I understand that if setting up as software raid the format is "physical volume for RAID". Under this setup, will Windows users be able to read/write and function as expected? I can't assume only linux user access.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: How To Format Flash Memory

Dec 23, 2010

My flash memory does not okI can`t make format , capy or delet any file how can i format it

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Ubuntu :: Can't Write In Cyrillic Inside My Flash Application?

Feb 27, 2010

I have this issue: i can't write in Cyrillic inside my flash application: http:[url]....I can't write if i type from keyboard. At the place of normal characters i get some strange ones.If i use the virtual keyboard included in my program, it works properly.(now i use Karmic, but this problem there was also in previous editions)I think should be something about fonts, but i don't know exactly what to do.

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Ubuntu :: Camera Flash Card Write Access?

Nov 2, 2010

I have this Lumix G2 camera from Panasonic. Problem is that I cannot put any files on cameras memory card from Ubuntu via usb. I need it to put firmware updates for the camera.

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