I need to figure out what is going on with my USB memory stick.
Following is what happened.
1. With Macintosh OS-9, three empty folders could not be deleted, error message is : contains file in use, and absolutely no file in them (checked by ResEdit).
2. Macintosh OS/X cannot detect any problem and with Disk Utility.
3. Linux (2.4.x), (my colleague), fsck reports no error.
4. Linux (126.96.36.199), fsck reports
# fsck -a /dev/sda1
fsck 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
dosfsck 2.11, 12 Mar 2005, FAT32, LFN
Seek to 1014479360:Invalid argument
Mac OS9 could not delete between steps 3 and 4.
After step 4, I deleted empty (confirmed by ls -a) directories in Linux (188.8.131.52), then Mac OS9 is happy.
Question is: is this USB memory screwed up? If so, reformat is good enough to salvage?
Web search does not give me much info other than
This stick is 1G, fdisk shows
# fdisk -l /dev/sda
Disk /dev/sda: 1014 MB, 1014497280 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 967 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes
Any suggestions, comments and opinions will be appreciated