Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Valbonne, France
Distribution: Mandriva 2008 (Free)
Posts: 135

Rep: Reputation: 15
Kingston 8GB data traveller g2 Formatting problem

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.
Old 10-25-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2010
Location: São Paulo - Brasil
Distribution: Debian 7 / Crunchbang 11
Posts: 229

Rep: Reputation: 41
Originally Posted by mkhan919 View Post
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:

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


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] Kingston USB U3 Data Traveler NOT useable Linux ler0nldb2 Linux - Newbie 6 09-06-2009 04:24 PM
PCMCIA Freecom Traveller not found... phillips321 Linux - Hardware 3 01-26-2005 01:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration