problem with usb flash disk. format usb flash disk?
I have a usb flash disk and I can't write on it. I have mounted it with
"mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda" (as root). After that I can see the files,
but can't write new files on it. I use RedHat 8.0. The KDE Controlcenter
says that there ist 132.3 MB free diskspace of 128 MB. (?)
How can I fix this problem? Format it? How can I format it?
On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Tobias Portmann wrote:
> I have a usb flash disk and I can't write on it. I have mounted it with
> "mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda" (as root). After that I can see the fi...USB bootable maker: Diff between "HP Drive Key Boot Utility" and "HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool"?
As far as I found out there two different tools for making an USB stick bootable:
"HP Drive Key Boot Utility"
"HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool"
What is the difference between them?
On 20 Apr 2009 09:54:57 GMT, email@example.com (Jason Stacy) wrote:
>As far as I found out there two different tools for making an USB stick bootable:
>"HP Drive Key Boot Utility"
>"HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool"
>What is the difference between them?
"HP Drive Key Boot Utilit...format usb 2 disk
I'm having problem to format an external disk with UBB 2 interface.
I'm using the indication found on
but after this command:
# rmformat -s disk_slices.txt /vol/dev/aliases/rmdisk0
I get this error
Slice 0 does not start on cylinder boundary
Cylinder size 16065 512 byte sectors
on file disk_slices.txt is written:
slices: 0 = 2MB, 238461MB, "wm", "root" :
1 = 0, 1MB, "wu", "boot" :
2 = 0, 238463MB, "wm", "backup"
Do You have any...Mounting/formatting half of USB disk
Got a 500Gb removable usb drive that I want to use half as a windows
disk and half as a Solaris disk.
I can quite easily format 250Gb as NTFS leaving 250Gb. I could format
this as FAT32 and access this from Solaris but then I'd be stuck at
4Gb max file size which is no good because I want to backup a flar to
Can I format this from Solaris as NFS without destroying the original
In alt.solaris.x86 BertieBigBollox@gmail.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Can I format this from Solaris as NFS without destroying the original
> NTFS partition?
I'm as...how to format a Maxtor XT5000 USB Disk
First thanks to all who reply. I need help. I have a Sun Blade 100
runnung Solaris 9. I have a Maxtor XT5000 250 GB disk. The system can
see the drive. It shows entries in the /var/adm/messages file but when i
run format it does not show in the list. What am i not doing
Telford White wrote:
> First thanks to all who reply. I need help. I have a Sun Blade 100
> runnung Solaris 9. I have a Maxtor XT5000 250 GB disk. The system can
> see the drive. It shows entries in the /var/adm/messages file but when i
> run format it does not show in the li...Which BIOS function can read/writes USB solid disk? How BIOS boot USB disk?
On Dec 27, 9:49=A0pm, dick <dick_12345...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>Which BIOS function can read/writes USB solid disk? How BIOS boot USB disk=
Please always include your question in the body of the message on
If the PC's BIOS supports it (and I assume we're talking about a
traditional PC, and a traditional - aka non-EFI - BIOS here), then the
USB disk (which might, after all be a real rotating disk too) will be
accessible through the usual Int 13h functions. And it boots the same
On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 15:23:54 -0800 (PST), "email@example.com...Maxtor USB disk drive; any downsides for formatting NTFS?
I have a 250MB Maxtor One-Touch (250BG) and it's being repurposed. It
came from the factory as FAT32 and it ws never reformatted. CHKDSK
says it's fine. It's used as a backup device with PC softare that
chuncks up data 2GB at a time.
I would prefer to use NTFS and single big files as savesets but want a
consensus of opinion about the change.
I like NTFS becuase it is damn robust and the cases where, in my
experience, data has been lost due to NTFS when the hardware was OK
can be counted on one finger. I use NTFS whenever possible and have
done so on a few thous...Mounting a USB disk formatted with NTFS/FAT32 on OS X
Mounting a USB disk formatted with NTFS/FAT32 on OS X
I would like to mount an external USB disk formatted with NTFS on my
OS X 10.4.9 powerbook
Disk Utility sees the drive but doesnt recognise its format
On May 3, 9:14 am, pokhara <sam1967pay...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Mounting a USB disk formatted with NTFS/FAT32 on OS X
> I would like to mount an external USB disk formatted with NTFS on my
> OS X 10.4.9 powerbook
> Disk Utility sees the drive but doesnt recognise its format
let me clarify
its an IDE disk I am trying to mount via my USB port
disk utility s...SN#18229 How to Format USB Disks in Solaris[TM] Operating System
SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 112 Issue 2 2007-06-11 Article 18229 from section "SysAdmin's Section"
Sun blogger Eric Shobe posted a how-to article on his site that
explains how to format USB disks in the Solaris[TM] Operating System
Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/g?A=18229
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http://sun.system...sun v120, usb ports seen at boot but attached disks don't show up on format -e
I hooked up a usb stick to the port, did a reconfig boot.
the usb stick(s) and hub show up on the verbose boot and also
in the cfgadm -al output. But I can't get to the mem. stick from
format -e to use it.
It was working at one point. I'm not sure what changed. I actually put
memory stick under veritas control, just for fun. I was going to use
as a way to learn some veritas basics
Any trouble shooting tips would be appreciated.
On Jul 28, 8:00 pm, matusi <yuid4mat...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I hooked up a usb stick to the port, did a reconfig boot.
> ...Formatting disks in MS-DOS format under Panther
G5/1.6 with 10.3.1
I have a PC-formatted Zip disk that's getting a little flakey. I was
able to run Disk Utility/First Aid on it, although it didn't identify
any specific problems or repairs.
I was curious as to whether I could re-format it and start with a clean
disk (after backing up my data) but the menu options no longer include
MS-DOS format. Can I use the Unix option if I want to be able to read
this disk on Windoze machines? Or am I out of luck (the Iomega tools
don't run under Classic)?
I had a similar problem under, except that it was Jaguar a...How to know which USB port that USB disk insert ?
There are many USB port on PC.
When I insert a USB disk to USB port how can I know which the USB
port had inserted ?
> When I insert a USB disk to USB port how can I know which the USB
> port had inserted ?
"cat /proc/bus/usb/devices" lists all devices (with serial number
of the device if appropriate), the associated ports, speed, vendor
and product numbers, power consumption, etc.
On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 00:36 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> There are many USB port on PC.
> When I insert a USB disk to USB port how can I know which the USB
> port had ...notebook disk mirroring with external USB disk
I would like to mirror the full contents of my 160 GB notebook SATA
disk (/dev/sda) on an external USB hard disk of equal size (160 GB, say
/dev/sdb). For all that matters, my system is a dual-boot Linux-Windows
system, with 3 partitions, 2 NTFS partitions and one ext3 partition.
What would be the appropriate way to do it? Would dd if=/dev/sda
of=/dev/sdb work? More importantly, in case my notebook disk got replaced
with a new one, how would I retrieve the full contents of my old disk
from the USB external disk to the new one? Shouldn't I be able to somehow
boot from the USB disk and...problem with formatting proprietry floppy disk format
I'm trying to format a floppy disk using biosdisk. The disk format is for
the Ensoniq EPS keyboard (irrelevant, but helps to have an idea of what I'm
trying to do). I have setup all the sector information code, which looks
fine when I write it to a binary image file. However, when I use biosdisk to
write the disk sectors directly, it doesn't work (I mean that it actually
writes something to the disk, although neither DOS or the keyboard can read
it). Note, my program will only work if the floppy disk is already formatted
with the EPS format - sort of like a quick form...Floppy disk format program leaves unusable disks
I was trying to post this group using Thunderbird and SeaMonkey
(latest versions on Windows 7) when I kept getting an error message.
I'm not sure if that's related to the newsgroup or my network
connection to it or what..anyways...
I am currently trying to write an x86 assembly program with NASM which
will format a 1.44MB floppy disk. I haven't done much asm programming
At this stage I am attempting to write low level format information to
the diskette in preparation and thereafter begin writing code to write
a FAT filesystem to the diskette. Unfortunately I am havi...Restoring a Mac-formatted disk that was re-formatted on a PC
A friend who's not too familiar with Macintosh
inserted a Macintosh-formatted disk into a PC,
and got a message that the disk needed to be
formatted since it was unreadable.
Not realizing that formatting doesn't simply
"convert" the disk so that it's readable on a PC
(while retaining the Macintosh content), he clicked
Yes and formatted the disk.
I'm not sure how comprehensive a floppy formatting is,
whether it's just deleting the pointers or actually renders
the original file content unreadable.
I realize that file restore will be difficult and/or expensiv...How can I fetch Disk-ID from a disk connected with USB?
I need to know the exactly LBA size of a disk connected with USB.
I have tried it with IOCTL_DISK_GET_DRIVE_GEOMETRY_EX and some others
like it, but sometimes it does not fetch the exactly LBA size of the
disk and sometimes it does not works.
Finally I tried with the source code like below.
However it only support IDE-connected disk but not USB.
I have spend a whole day with it but it still does not work :(
The below is a part of the source code.
// Compute the drive number.
pSCIP -> irDriveRegs.bDriveHeadReg = 0xA0 ...Disk formating?
A couple of days ago I rather stupidly agreed to look at the floppy
driver code in ReactOS,
with a few to tweaking it so that it could support 'alien' formats such
as Arc style discs.
Thus: I was wondering how on the Archimedies (and earlier BBC systems)
the so called
Gap1 is varied with respect to floppy discs, as on PC systems this
would appear to be
fixed by the Format commands used by the FDC chip concerned.
Unfortunatly the gap lengths gioven by the Watford Advanced Reference
Manual and the PRM
don't seem to possible on a PC style controller..
In additonaly what are th...How do you format a disk?
How would you format/slice/newfs/mount a disk on Linux. ?
currently im running Red Hat 8 on Intel.
On Sun Solaris I ll normally attached the disk run devfsadm,
newfs the slice, and then mount whatever directory I would like to use.
On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 00:48:39 GMT, Tony Mejia Rosario staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
> How would you format/slice/newfs/mount a disk on Linux. ? currently
> im running Red Hat 8 on Intel.
> On Sun Solaris I ll normally attached the disk run devfsadm, format
> -partition-label newfs the slice, and the...Disk Format
What does OS X do exactly when you format a disk with HFS+?
In article <email@example.com>,
Jason Carucci <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What does OS X do exactly when you format a disk with HFS+?
It writes a HFS+ filesystem structure on the disk in the partition you
What are you trying to understand or don't understand--the process of
disk formatting and filesystem creation or something else?
DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...
I guess my real question is how does a HFS+ formatted disk differ from
I am writing to ask what I can do if I want to use my linux in my computer
I had installed it --> RedHat before. In the past, I can choose to boot with
windowsXP or Linux,
However, after format the harddisk and re-installed WindowXP, I cannot
choose the OS when boot my
machine. Someone tell me that the partition for linux cannot be format by me
in that way, that means
my linux should be still in that partition. How can I re-use it and make it
can be choose when I boot my computer??
Thank you very much!
On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 01:22:13 +0800, DragonFire wr...format disk
Is there any way to format floppy or harddisk?
> Is there any way to format floppy or harddisk?
Depends on exactly what you mean by "format".
DOS/Windows traditionally has confused two things:
formatting -- which is laying down a logical "marking" on a disk which a
system can use to guide itself in moving the drive heads. (This is also
sometimes called a "low-level format"). For floppies, this needs to be
done. For modern hard drives, it's done at the factory, and you shouldn't
need to do it again unle...Simple way to MOVE the entire contents of a firewire disk to USB disk?
I have a 250GB LaCie drive which is over 2 years old.
- it's nearly 3 years old so i expect it to fail soon
- i have bought a 320GB Western Digital passport drive
I know that I can use Finder's command + drag to move the files but
that can fuck up easily
- 1 tiny error message (e.g. item is in use) fucks up the entire move
and the system stops. You have no idea which files have moved and
- is there a quick & easy way of doing this?
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