formatting a usb drive

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Thu Mar 21 10:25:26 UTC 2019


Has the usb drive been auto-mounted?

P

On 21 March 2019 10:17:57 "iat at st-andrews.ac.uk" <iat at st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:

> Sir/Madam
>
> 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
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