Reformatting a USB stick that shows up as two devices?

Mark Haney mhaney at
Fri Nov 21 14:23:40 UTC 2008

Adam Funk wrote:
> On 2008-11-21, Neil wrote:
>> What is the exact brand and type of the disk?
> All it says:
>         integral
>          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.

What does fdisk say about each of those devices /sdc and /sdd?

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