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Re: Remooving U3 from USB drive.



On Sun, 2009-04-26 at 14:28 -0700, Mike Cloaked wrote:
> 
> 
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > 
> > A question which appeared on fedora-list recently was how to remove U#W
> > from a USB drive. I did not see a resolution until the following web
> > link:
> > 
> > http://www.u3.com/uninstall
> > 
> > 
> 
> I tried to find the answer to this some time ago also - the link you refer
> to does provide a solution to removing the u3 stuff but not for linux as far
> as I know - I never did find if there was a way to remove it in linux even
> using the reformatting tools like parted and equivalents - the hidden
> partition seems particularly stubborn against decontamination attempts in
> linux!
> 
> I only ever bought a single u3 drive and in the end resorted to using a
> windows machine and the software you referred to in order to clean up the
> drive.  After that it worked fine as a normal usb key.
> 
> If you do find a linux removal solution I would be interested to hear about
> it....
You are right the above referenced procedure is a Windows solution. In a
discussion about this yesterday some on suggested dd to wipe out the
stick and then reformatting it. I don't know if this will work.
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