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HOW to RESET a USB stick using com line?
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:10:16 am »
I had burn a "Kingston" usb stick 8Gb for .iso booting. How can i bring it back to use it normally as memory stick???

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Re: HOW to RESET a USB stick using com line?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 07:17:14 am »
Why from the command line ?

Install Gparted:
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sudo apt-get install gparted
then fire up GParted from the System Tools menu

You may get a warning sayinng something about an invalid parttition table on the USB stick .. just dismiss that message.

Now make SURE you're working on the USB stick (drop menu top right) and NOT the internal hard drive .. then select:-

Device > Create Partition Table

Once you've done that, the USB stick will now have no defined partitions so create a single FAT32 partition using all the space on the drive and label it something like Kingston-8GB, then Apply that.
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root' .. logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.

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