U3 Software on Cruzer Micro 4GB

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Tue May 29 00:55:51 UTC 2007

t u wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a heads up, not a question.
> I recently bought a usb drive called "cruzer micro 4GB". I just found
> (via a Windows PC) that it comes with crapware called U3 and it doesn't
> go away even if you format the damn thing.

I think you can get rid of it by repartitioning too. First, make sure
you don't have any data on the drive. :)  Then, from Linux, run parted.
 Like, if it's /dev/sdb, run:

sudo umount /dev/sdb
parted /dev/sdb

You'll see all the partitions.


rm 1

if 1 is the U3 partition (the smaller one)

And just resize the other one to take up the whole drive.

> For Linux, this crapware means that when you insert the damn thing, your
> distro will see the USB drive + an external drive. Real genius, eh?

Actually, that happens sometimes on Windows too. :)

Matt Flaschen

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