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

Warren Block wblock at
Tue Aug 4 17:39:26 UTC 2015

On Tue, 4 Aug 2015, Quartz wrote:

>> I have not found a Linux utility similar to gpart
> Umm.... you do know that linux has gpart too, right? Like, it's a standard 
> part of most distros, and it's what GParted Live is based around?

I thought GParted live was based around parted.

Either way, having the same name does not mean they have the same 
capabilities or the same user interface.  But no, I don't think there 
has been a gpart program on the Linux utility disks I use.  For 
partitioning, they usually have two or three menu-based programs and 

> But ignoring that for the moment, there are a bunch of other programs that do 
> all the same things in basically the same way. For example, "sgdisk -Z 
> /dev/sda" and "gpart destroy /dev/sda" both nuke the partition information 
> for a given disk.

Okay.  Can you point me to a man page or utility distribution with that 
version of gpart for Linux?  The man pages I've found seem to be for a 
very old utility that reconstructs partition tables.

>> Some Linux utilities can be useful, but don't reach for them
>> until you have tried what is available in FreeBSD.
> It's not like FreeBSD has some kind of monopoly GPT stuff or useful disk 
> utilities, any other *nix OS has pretty much all the same tools.

True.  On the other hand, my experience is that FreeBSD generally 
handles those things in a more useful way.  And I don't see the point in 
grabbing a Linux utility disk when FreeBSD is already running and has 
the tools for the job.

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