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Re: Encrypted flash drives

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On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 11:01:57PM +0900, Mark Fletcher wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:02:27AM +0200, tomas@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:31:45AM +0900, Mark Fletcher wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > 
> > > Tomas has tried to give me pointers on that but I'm afraid I don't 
> > > understand where to take that. Is there any chance someone who isn't a 
> > > self-proclaimed "desktop luddite" could comment?
> > 
> > There *must* be some place in your shiny desktop environment "disks"
> > or something like that where you configure media "known" to your
> > desktop environment.
> > 
> > Insert your "semi-correct" disk and try to enter the labyrinth
> > through "properties".
> > 
> > Don't forget Ariadne and the yarn, and give my greetings to the
> > Minotaur ;-)
> > 
> I honked my mouse up into the top left corner of the screen, as you do 
> in Gnome, and typed "disks" in the search box. And, to quote General 
> Melchett, "Well bugger me with a fishfork" if there wasn't an application 
> called Disks just waiting for me.
> (there was, so no need to... anyway)
> It reports that my correctly working disk has a partition type of 83 
> (linux) while the partly-broken one reports a partition type of W95 
> FAT32 (LBA) -- suggesting it really is in a bit of an old mess after my 
> half-assed initial format. I've seen enough -- I'll wipe and re-format 
> it, and have patience this time (doing that now).

Note that you can change the partition type with a partition editor.
It's just the value of a specific byte in the partition table with
no further effects whatsoever (excluding some gullible desktop
environments, but those believe in file endings too, snark, snark ;)

So no need to reformat (not telling you what to do, but if you're
still in investigative mood, this would be a candidate).

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