USB stick and some help with it. [SOLVED] The usb stick is in the trash now.

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Aug 4 15:36:32 UTC 2015

Okay.  Just to review:

When having trouble writing to a USB stick on FreeBSD, the first thing 
to suspect is old partition metadata.  That can be removed with 'gpart 

After that, suspect USB quirks and then hardware problems, in that 

Very little besides gpart(8) and dd(1) should be needed.  Maybe 
usbconfig(8) for USB quirks.

I have not found a Linux utility similar to gpart in capability and ease 
of use.  Some Linux utilities can be useful, but don't reach for them 
until you have tried what is available in FreeBSD.  And please be 
careful about applying Linux remedies in FreeBSD, because they are not 
identical systems.

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