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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB



On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Marcel Rieux <m z rieux gmail com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 4:31 AM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage
> <dsavage peaknet net> wrote:
>
>> Are you quite certain yours is an 8 GB device??
>
> Arrrgh! Since you asked, I thought I'd check.. and it's indeed a 4 GB!
>
> I bought this drive at Future Shop, more commonly known as Future
> Shark. The price, $10 (CAN) seemed really unbelievable for an 8GB
> drive, mainly ~2 years ago, but it now appears inside the package was
> a 4GB drive.
>
> It's still a good price but then often acts weirdly. For some time, I
> had the capacity reading at 17 GB with also a reading of about twice
> what was written on it.
>
> I had and still have problems with e2fsck:
>
> e2fsck -c /dev/sdb
> e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
> e2fsck: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks...
> e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb

I did the change with fdisk:

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 4045 MB, 4045930496 bytes
120 heads, 55 sectors/track, 1197 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 6600 * 512 = 3379200 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x04030201

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1        1198     3951100   83  Linux

but 2efsck still complains.


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