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    Default Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb

    Hola

    To make a long story short, I erroneously deleted the file system off of my usb drive. Gparted will now not create a partition on it because of that fact. Is it pretty much dead now or is there a way to salvage this usb drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazate View Post
    Hola

    To make a long story short, I erroneously deleted the file system off of my usb drive. Gparted will now not create a partition on it because of that fact. Is it pretty much dead now or is there a way to salvage this usb drive?
    Here is an article I found: Robot Butler - Securely Wiping (Zero Writing) a Drive

    Be for warned, know which drives are which and do not format or wipe out something other than the USB thumb drive. I suggest you could open up the YaST Partitioner and print out or write down all drive designations while the USB drive is NOT connected. Then when connected, do not issue the wipe command to any drive name that existed in your list. Do Be Careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    Here is an article I found: Robot Butler - Securely Wiping (Zero Writing) a Drive

    Be for warned, know which drives are which and do not format or wipe out something other than the USB thumb drive. I suggest you could open up the YaST Partitioner and print out or write down all drive designations while the USB drive is NOT connected. Then when connected, do not issue the wipe command to any drive name that existed in your list. Do Be Careful.

    Thank You,
    Either I misunderstood or you did. I don't really care about wiping it per se. The problem is that I wiped the file system so gparted won't let me delete the opensuse iso image partition that is etched permanently (seemingly) on the usb drive.

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    Default Re: Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb

    To make a long story short, I erroneously deleted the file system off of my usb drive. Gparted will now not create a partition on it because of that fact. Is it pretty much dead now or is there a way to salvage this usb drive?
    What did you use to delete the file system?

    What error message do you get from GParted?

    Can you show us, with the USB drive connected the following output?

    Code:
    su -
    fdisk -l

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazate View Post
    Either I misunderstood or you did. I don't really care about wiping it per se. The problem is that I wiped the file system so gparted won't let me delete the opensuse iso image partition that is etched permanently (seemingly) on the usb drive.
    This procedure may allow you to reuse and partition the USB drive once complete.

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    Default Re: Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb

    On 2013-04-06 04:56, Mazate wrote:

    > I don't really care about wiping it
    > per se. The problem is that I wiped the file system so gparted won't
    > let me delete the opensuse iso image partition that is etched
    > permanently (seemingly) on the usb drive.


    You just

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/somewhere count=100
    Parted simply thinks it is a DVD. I have not tried, but you might try
    telling parted to create a new partition table first, then it might go on.

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    On 04/05/2013 10:16 PM, jdmcdaniel3 pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > Mazate;2544991 Wrote:
    >> Hola
    >>
    >> To make a long story short, I erroneously deleted the file system off
    >> of my usb drive. Gparted will now not create a partition on it because
    >> of that fact. Is it pretty much dead now or is there a way to salvage
    >> this usb drive?

    > Here is an article I found: 'Robot Butler - Securely Wiping (Zero
    > Writing) a Drive' (http://robotbutler.org/article/36)
    >
    > Be for warned, know which drives are which and do not format or wipe
    > out something other than the USB thumb drive. I suggest you could open
    > up the YaST Partitioner and print out or write down all drive
    > designations while the USB drive is NOT connected. Then when connected,
    > do not issue the wipe command to any drive name that existed in your
    > list. Do Be Careful.
    >
    > Thank You,
    >
    >

    Or just use dmesg after connecting the USB drive to see which
    designation it was given.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb

    Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb
    To make a long story short, I erroneously deleted the file system off of my usb drive.
    You may also be able to use TestDisk - CGSecurity to repair the damage, (depending on what you have done), and a reformat as a last resort.

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    Default Re: Trying to re-add open-suse iso to usb

    The problem is that I wiped the file system so gparted won't let me delete the opensuse iso image partition that is etched permanently (seemingly) on the usb drive.
    This seems to oppose what the title of this thread said!

    I'm not sure what you want.

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