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Old 10-25-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
mkhan919
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Kingston 8GB data traveller g2 Formatting problem


hi,
I used a Kingston 8Gb flash drive as a live usb recently (copied the live iso image over using dd). I am done with the installations and all but seem to have a problem.... i cannot format my flash drive. It now shows as a live CD (800 or so mb). Is there a way to fix the partition table back?
I guess if i copy a partition table image from some other 8 gb drive that might fix the problem but i dont have any other flash drives .
Is there a solution possible or am i stuck with a live usb forever

Thank you for your suggestions.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Is there a solution possible or am i stuck with a live usb forever
you are not stuck with a live usb forever: you just have to remove the actual partition and make another (maybe using the entire disk). There are several GUI tools to do it, like GParted or so - a non GUI way to do it: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=105136

* take care with it: Windows systems just sees the firs partition of a USB stick
 
  


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