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Old 05-21-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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Question problem formatting usb flash drive


my 4gb pendrive was giving me some error while copying files into it,like-"cannot find the specified folder" or something like that. I formatted it in windows a number of times, but the problem wasnt solved. then I tried to format it with Gparted in ubuntu. then I got the following message:

GParted 0.3.5

Libparted 1.7.1

Format /dev/sdb1 as ext3 01:27 ( ERROR )

calibrate /dev/sdb1 00:00 ( SUCCES )

path: /dev/sdb1
start: 1096
end: 7856127
size: 7855032 (3.75 GiB)
set partitiontype on /dev/sdb1 00:00 ( SUCCES )

new partitiontype: ext3
create new ext3 filesystem 01:26 ( ERROR )

mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1

Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
245760 inodes, 981879 blocks
49093 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=1006632960
30 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736

Writing inode tables: 0/30 1/30 2/30 3/30 4/30 5/30 6/30 7/30 8/30 9/3010/3011/3012/3013/3014/3015/3016/3017/3018/3019/3020/3021/3022/3023/3024/3025/3026/3027/3028/3029/30done
Creating journal (16384 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 33 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
mke2fs 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)

Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks.



thank you for the attention.
 
Old 05-21-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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Are you sure the hardware is not faulty?
 
Old 05-22-2009, 12:36 AM   #3
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Are you sure the hardware is not faulty?

how can I be sure about the hardware-fault?
 
Old 05-22-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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Try and use it on other hardware and use other hardware to format it the same way you tried this.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 01:07 AM   #5
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1st check wheather ur h/w is ok or not,
try to format in fat partition with this
#mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
before formatting make sure pendrive is not mounted,if mounted 1st umount then format.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 01:18 AM   #6
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before formatting make sure pendrive is not mounted,if mounted 1st umount then format.
Yeah it is a very good point. You need to unmount the volume before you can format it.
 
Old 05-22-2009, 01:27 AM   #7
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ok. thanks to all.
 
  


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