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    Default USB Pendrive Partitions

    I have a USB pen drive which i wanted to store some files on but when i plugged it in it was not (visably) detected. I checked in "media" and it was not there. so i opened gparted and noticed that the drive was there but simply had no partitions on it. i tried to create a FAT partition but when i hit apply gparted crashed. has anyone got any idea how i can sort this, please help thanx

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    Rikishi 42 NNTP User

    Default Re: USB Pendrive Partitions

    On 2008-06-15, benashton24 <benashton24@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > I have a USB pen drive which i wanted to store some files on but when i
    > plugged it in it was not (visably) detected. I checked in "media" and
    > it was not there. so i opened gparted and noticed that the drive was
    > there but simply had no partitions on it. i tried to create a FAT
    > partition but when i hit apply gparted crashed. has anyone got any idea
    > how i can sort this, please help thanx


    Have you tried Yast's Partitioner ?


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    Default Re: USB Pendrive Partitions

    ye, i tried yast's partitioner and it returned error -1013
    =========================================================
    Failure occurred during the following action:
    setting disk label of disk /dev/sdh to msdos

    system error code was: -1013

    /usr/sbin/parted -s /dev/sdh mklabel msdos:
    *** stack smashing detected ***: <unknown> terminated
    ==========================================================
    any ideas?

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    Default Re: USB Pendrive Partitions

    I just tried to partition / add a drive label with Diskman and it crashed also any ideas please

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    Rikishi 42 NNTP User

    Default Re: USB Pendrive Partitions

    On 2008-06-15, benashton24 <benashton24@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > ye, i tried yast's partitioner and it returned error -1013
    >=========================================================
    > Failure occurred during the following action:
    > setting disk label of disk /dev/sdh to msdos
    >
    > system error code was: -1013
    >
    > /usr/sbin/parted -s /dev/sdh mklabel msdos:
    > *** stack smashing detected ***: <unknown> terminated
    >==========================================================
    > any ideas?


    I thought you had a problem accessing a drive?
    Why are you trying to give it a label?

    Is this drive actually supposed to contain any information? Is it visible on
    a Windows machine, or another Linux machine?

    If there is nothing on it, you might want to rewrite the MBR, before
    creating a new partition. Had to do that for an Packard Bell mp3 player with
    a non-standard partitioning.


    --
    The sand remembers once there was beach and sunshine
    but chip is warm too
    -- haiku from Effector Online, Volume 1, Number 6

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    Default Re: USB Pendrive Partitions

    I was trying to give it a label because yasts partitioner and Diskman both said that it needed a label before i could add a partition. basically i can't create a partition on it and it's not visible on windows or Linux as it doesn't come up as a storage device unless it has a partition for data to be stored on. Please could you tell me more about rewriting the master boot record. I did a quick Google but i didn't come across any useful information. Any help would be great, thank you

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