Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
- Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:20:20 +0200
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
Richard Owlett wrote:
> /dev/sdb3 1140736 15130623 13989888 6.7G 83 Linux
For the records (as Richard obviously knew it already):
After the run of make_isombr_part, the new partition has no
The commands mkfs or mkdosfs would be the next step, or some GUI tool
for managing disk partitions.
The purpose of make_isombr_part is two-fold:
- Make the partitioning as normal as possible by removing APM and GPT.
This shall keep the usual partition editors from hating the stick.
- Compensate for the remaining flaw of partition 2 sitting inside
partition 1 by adding a preliminary MBR partition up to the given
block address or up to the device end.
One may well try to manage the stick by a partition editor.
But if everything else fails, this partition is better than nothing.
> Disk /dev/sdb: 7.2 GiB, 7746879488 bytes, 15130624 sectors
And what did the merchants write in their advertising ? 8 GB ?
Have a nice day :)