USB stick and some help with it.

jd1008 jd1008 at
Mon Aug 3 23:30:18 UTC 2015

On 08/03/2015 04:30 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:20:32 +0200, Bernt Hansson wrote:
>> Is it possible to make it pristine again or is it forever lost?
> What about the Q&D way of
> 	# newfs /dev/da1
> to initialize a new UFS file system (without slicing and/or
> partitioning, no matter if MBR or GPT) and then simply try
> 	# mount -t ufs /dev/da1 /mnt
> and check if it works?
> Keep in mind you can - after you've verified this works -
> use tunefs to optimize UFS for use on USB sticks (optimization
> selection for speed or space, reserved space, and consider
> mount options like async/noasync or atime/noatime, depending
> on your intended use).
> See "man newfs", "man tunefs" and "man mount" for details.
Since a CD or DVD iso was dd'ed to this stick,
OS thinks it IS an optical ROM device - and thus
not writable.
Same issue happened to me and fixed the stick
by using a linux pc to dd /dev/zero into the stick.

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