Format a USB flash drive using gpart

Bruce Cran bruce at
Mon Jul 9 12:26:27 UTC 2012

On 09/07/2012 13:17, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> they use "dangerously obsolete" mode. nobody use them at all.

A company I worked with were still distributing files on floppy disks as 
recently as 2009. They _are_ obsolete, but I suspect plenty of people 
still use them.

> unless it is a normal way of using it.

That's right - I was thinking of my system where I destroyed all the 
data on a HDD because it didn't have a partition table. When I ran the 
FreeBSD installer and saw the disk was 'empty' I forgot it had a 
filesystem and reformatted it. Obviously people using floppy or USB 
disks would be more ready for there to be data on the disk without a 
partition table.

Bruce Cran

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