formatting protected USB memory sticks

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Mon Jun 2 19:24:19 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Colin Rowat <c.rowat at> wrote:
>> Unless there is a typo, the first partition is named /dev/scd1. That
>> would mean it is actually recognized as a CDROM and is probably not writeable.
>> Then you can't reuse the space because the device actually behaves like
>> two devices - one CDROM and one writeable disk.
> Thank you Nils - yes, I can confirm the /dev/scd1 designation for the
> first device.

Is this a 'U3 enabled' usb stick?   I've never played with one, but
that was the trick they used to make them autorun IIUC.   If so,  this
thread has good info,
and implies you have to run the Windows uninstall program to get rid
of it properly.
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