I have a thumb drive with a damaged partition that a few operating systems treat as read only. As a result, disk tools on Mac OS X and Windows refuse to format. Any thoughts on how to zero it out and reformat it?

· SubwayTooter · 2 · 0 · 0

@fuzzface I think I had this happen for me before. I remember using fdisk in Linux to destroy it.

@mookie Seems like a plan. I hadn't gotten around to putting it in a Linux system yet. I considered hitting it with dd :-)

Linux FDISK ought to do it.

But be careful... If it was flaky hardware that caused your problem in the first place then you are better off tossing it and getting a new memory stick. They're latte priced no these days

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