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==helpful for USB sticks==
 
==helpful for USB sticks==
no need to zero the entire thing, can be a limited zero that will be as effective- dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/usbstick bs=1024 count=10
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* no need to zero the entire thing, can be a limited zero that will be as effective- dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/usbstick bs=1024 count=10
  
If KDE or Dolphin or Device Notifier succeed to mount a USB stick but you cannot unmount it, even when you are not actively using it, switch to root and then issue the shell command.
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* If KDE or Dolphin or Device Notifier succeed to mount a USB stick but you cannot unmount it, even when you are not actively using it, switch to root and then issue the shell command.
  
A USB stick can be subdivided as any other HDD could: first gpart create, then newfs. So, gpart create -s MBR /dev/usbstick then gpart add -t freebsd -s <size you want> /dev/usbstick and finally, mount -t ufs /dev/usbstick /mount/point.
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* A USB stick can be subdivided as any other HDD could: first gpart create, then newfs. So, gpart create -s MBR /dev/usbstick then gpart add -t freebsd -s <size you want> /dev/usbstick and finally, mount -t ufs /dev/usbstick /mount/point.
  
 
Of course the above is generic and some adjustments are needed.
 
Of course the above is generic and some adjustments are needed.

Revision as of 23:17, 6 June 2012

helpful for USB sticks

  • no need to zero the entire thing, can be a limited zero that will be as effective- dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/usbstick bs=1024 count=10
  • If KDE or Dolphin or Device Notifier succeed to mount a USB stick but you cannot unmount it, even when you are not actively using it, switch to root and then issue the shell command.
  • A USB stick can be subdivided as any other HDD could: first gpart create, then newfs. So, gpart create -s MBR /dev/usbstick then gpart add -t freebsd -s <size you want> /dev/usbstick and finally, mount -t ufs /dev/usbstick /mount/point.

Of course the above is generic and some adjustments are needed.