formatting a usb drive

iat at iat at
Thu Mar 21 10:16:48 UTC 2019


Can somebody advise me what is going on here please

I have just opened a new usb drive that is 16gb

I place it in my computer running Ubuntu 18.04

lsb_release -a
     No LSB modules are available.
     Distributor ID:    Ubuntu
     Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
     Release:    18.04
     Codename:    bionic

uname -a
    Linux lupus-st-andrews-ac-uk 4.15.0-45-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Tue 
Jan 29 16:28:13 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Run parted

parted /dev/sdc
     GNU Parted 3.2
     Using /dev/sdc
     Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
     (parted) p
     Error: /dev/sdc: unrecognised disk label
     Model: (file)
     Disk /dev/sdc: 3093MB
     Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
     Partition Table: unknown
     Disk Flags:

Why does it only see 3093Mb (a quarter of the drive size)

What am I missing here ?

Thanking you

Yours in confusion

Ian Taylor
University of St.Andrews,
School of Physics & Astronomy,
North Haugh,
Fife  KY16 9SS,

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