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Old 12-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Mike
 
Default usbkeys with U3 and their removal?

Does anyone have (or had) a usbkey which comes with U3 launchpad software?

If so do you know if it is possible to remove the U3 stuff from the usbkey within
Fedora alone. I know that there is a Windows package that will do it but
if you have a machine with only F8 on it can one still get rid of the U3 stuff
and then reformat the usbkey to put an ext3 file system on it?

These U3 files in their peculiar CDROM-like partition seem to be un-removable
even by root!

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:38 PM
Phil Meyer
 
Default usbkeys with U3 and their removal?

Mike wrote:

Does anyone have (or had) a usbkey which comes with U3 launchpad software?

If so do you know if it is possible to remove the U3 stuff from the usbkey within
Fedora alone. I know that there is a Windows package that will do it but
if you have a machine with only F8 on it can one still get rid of the U3 stuff

and then reformat the usbkey to put an ext3 file system on it?

These U3 files in their peculiar CDROM-like partition seem to be un-removable
even by root!




You need to stomp the stupid MBR on those:

as root:

# cat /usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin >/dev/sdX

where sdX = appropriate drive. Don't stomp on your other drives!

That file is installed as a part of the syslinux rpm.

#yum install syslinux

First if you need to.

Once you stomp on the MBR:

# sync

remove the device,
plug the device back in,
and have at it with fdisk, or parted, or gparted, or whichever one you
prefer.


Good Luck!

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Old 12-03-2007, 09:43 PM
Mike
 
Default usbkeys with U3 and their removal?

Phil Meyer <pmeyer <at> themeyerfarm.com> writes:

> You need to stomp the stupid MBR on those:

Excellent - thanks


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