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Old 05-28-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question 1GB USB Stick Problems (Linux and Windows!)


Hi, about 6 months ago i got a 1GB usb stick

Recently i have noticeed windows dosent show an icon (well is does but it is the "unknowen file" icon) and in linux it mounts it under

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/MEDIA/NO_NAME
i can still access my files, and everything else functions properly, but any box i use it in doesnt actuall know what the device is!

Is the Stick slowly dieing? or is this fixable (thru either linux or windows)

It is a TREKSTOR i got in germany (so i am not going back there to get it replased! )

P.S. i have already tried formatting it!
 
Old 05-28-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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what do u mean by this
"i can still access my files, and everything else functions properly, but any box i use it in doesnt actuall know what the device is!"

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Old 05-28-2005, 05:40 PM   #3
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like i said, i can gain access to my files, i can read and write to them and i can defrag.

But it only shows an "unknown file icon" in windows and it is mounted as NO_NAME in linux (it used to be mounted as 1GB_USB_STICK)

It is as if the bit that tells the OS what the device is, has got corrupt!

Is it something in the file allocation table or something?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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.. maybe both OSes still havent heard of 1GB memory sticks ...
they recognize them .. but cant believe that it actually is a memory stick ...
maybe there is a list somewhere in /etc or so which lists all the possible sizes for memory sticks ...
& 1 GB isnt listed ...
if you look "at" the stick via some hardware information program ..
there should be some information the memory stick is giving the OS ....
maybe U can use this to make a new entry in some configuration file ...
or in /etc/fstab in Linux you should be able to insert that information ...

Dying hardware .. ? Doubt it ... then Id recommend a thourough check in windows ..
( I guess the memory stick is formatted with FAT32 ) with either chkdsk (WinXP) or scandisk (Win98)
& let it look for bad blocks ....

:-)
 
Old 06-11-2005, 11:58 AM   #5
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I have fixed it

I re Partitioned the Stick (Why can u only do that in Linux? )

I had to use Fdisk as Cfdisk said there were 4 partitions of 1gb each?!?!?!? (types i have never heared of!)

Anyway once repartitioned and the formatted, BINGO, a working 1GB usbstick

 
  


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