Reformatting a USB stick that shows up as two devices?

Adam Funk a24061 at
Fri Nov 21 13:52:46 UTC 2008

On 2008-11-21, Neil wrote:

> What is the exact brand and type of the disk?

All it says:

         128 MB
   USB 2.0 Flash Drive

> It may be as people have already suggested: 2 separate disks for some
> reason (most probably), but it may be that the same disk is displayed
> twice for some reason. Have you actually written files to the disk? If
> these files apear in both disks you should forget about it, it's just
> irritating and a minor incompatibility problem between the stick and
> Linux.

No, they really act like two different drives, on Linux, Windows, and
Mac OS X.

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