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Dorian Pula dorian.pula at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 12:40:18 UTC 2012


Also make sure that the USB thumb drive isn't set to read-only mode.  I've
fun into that issue a few times myself.

-- Dorian

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:34 AM, LP <linuxpusher2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Remove the usb thumb drive.
> Go to synaptic package manager and reinstall, udisks & usbutils.
> Then edit, fix broken packages in synaptic.
> Update
> Try again to format.
> If it still does not work open terminal while your usb is plugged in,
> type: "sudo lsusb" (no quotes) while your usb is plugged in.
> Enter your password, enter.
> lsusb sometimes wakes it up.
>
>
> On 30 April 2012 08:18, raymond house <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, linuxpusher, when I right click on usb icon I only get, Open, Eject,
>> Safely remove.
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:11 AM, LP <linuxpusher2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Right click on the usb icon, left click format, Fat is usually default
>>> if not I use the drop down to pick FAT.
>>>
>>>
>>> On 30 April 2012 07:39, Dorian Pula <dorian.pula at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Raymond,
>>>>
>>>> You should be able erase, format or securely wipe a USB flash drive, as
>>>> you can any other kind of media.
>>>>
>>>> -- Dorian
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 7:08 AM, raymond house <raymondh40 at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi all, I have a very basic question, can we reuse a usb stick?
>>>>> someone asked me and I really don't know. Are they erasable ?I looked at
>>>>> one I have and as far as I can see I would have to flush every file one by
>>>>> one, is this right.
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