Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:59:00 +0000
- From: kAt <giathnygeia@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
> kAt wrote:
>>> /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/sdb
>> Disk /dev/sdb: 7.2 GiB, 7751073792 bytes, 15138816 sectors
> Is this about the correct size of the stick ?
I suppose this is normal for an 8Gb usb stick. 249Mb go to firmware that
operates the stick???? I wouldn't know.
>> Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
>> Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
>> I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
> Looks like a normal block size for USB sticks and conventional disks.
So where does the false alert come from on Gparted about the 2048b?
Is it a problem with the way I restore the iso, a problem with the iso
that Rescatux forces (I wouldn't think so) or a problem with the stick
>> Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
>> /dev/sdb1 * 64 1374207 1374144 671M 0 Empty
>> /dev/sdb2 1297212 1298619 1408 704K ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
> This is the MBR partition table. You may use fdisk to add a partition.
> (Let's hope it will not hate that sdb2 is located inside sdb1.)
why does this happen? Again this is not an iso I created but downloaded
>> echo 2 | sudo /sbin/gdisk -l /dev/sdb
>> Warning! Main partition table overlaps the first partition by 64 blocks!
>> You will need to delete this partition or resize it in another utility.
> gdisk definitively hates the start of the outer partition.
> But starting at block 64 would mean that it would not be mountable.
So fdisk uses things differently than gdisk, or is the one using the other?
>> Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
>> 2 1297212 1298619 704.0 KiB 0700 ISOHybrid1
> The EFI partition is more to its taste.
The EFI part is sdb2, right? Which resides inside sdb1?
> As said, the GPT of an ISO with "mjg" layout is quite useless
> and i'd zeroize its header block at block address 1.
So it is normal that if you write such an iso in a 64Gb stick 63Gb
remain useless as long as this system is on it? Strange but still
clueless of what all this means ...
> Have a nice day :)
I am very far from undersdanding this but it is interesting to keep at it?