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Old 08-18-2008, 08:27 PM
"Sam Albers"
 
Default USB Key File System

I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now when I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:


The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by your system.

I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu. I have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have any effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key to factory settings or change the file system?


Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-19-2008, 04:48 AM
Nils Kassube
 
Default USB Key File System

Sam Albers wrote:
> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device
> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and
> out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now
> when I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
>
> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
> your system.

How did you change the name? If in XP I use the properties of my USB stick
to change the name, I don't see such an error message in Gnome or KDE
afterwards.

> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu.

Try gparted. Probably you have to install the package gparted first.


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Old 08-19-2008, 05:17 AM
"Verde Denim"
 
Default USB Key File System

If you want it formatted for ntfs, you can do that in Ubuntu.
Are you getting that message when you plug in the USB stick?
Can you run dmesg at the commandline after you plug in the stick and post the output dealing only with the last 20 or 30 lines here?


On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:27 PM, Sam Albers <tonightsthenight@gmail.com> wrote:

I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now when I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:



The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by your system.

I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu. I have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have any effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key to factory settings or change the file system?



Thanks in advance.


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Old 08-19-2008, 11:09 AM
"Mumia W."
 
Default USB Key File System

On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device
> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and out
> of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now when I try
> to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
>
> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by your
> system.
>
> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu. I
> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have any
> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key to
> factory settings or change the file system?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
>

I recently had to reformat my usb key, and it was as simple as this:

mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14



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Old 08-19-2008, 04:19 PM
Derek Broughton
 
Default USB Key File System

Mumia W. wrote:

> On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
>> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device
>> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and
>> out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now when
>> I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
>>
>> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
>> your system.
>>
>> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu. I
>> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have any
>> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key to
>> factory settings or change the file system?
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>>
>
> I recently had to reformat my usb key, and it was as simple as this:
>
> mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14

I wonder if you can actually mkdosfs on a 4GB key?

In any case, one of the mkfs options would work, and I suspect the OP
accidentally changed the wrong thing and didn't actually change its _name_.
I don't know what he _did_ do, but your command should give him a useable
stick.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Neil
 
Default USB Key File System

On 8/19/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Mumia W. wrote:
>
> > On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
> >> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this device
> >> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and
> >> out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now when
> >> I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
> >>
> >> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
> >> your system.
> >>
> >> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu. I
> >> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have any
> >> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key to
> >> factory settings or change the file system?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance.
> >>
> >>
> >
> > I recently had to reformat my usb key, and it was as simple as this:
> >
> > mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14
>
> I wonder if you can actually mkdosfs on a 4GB key?
>
> In any case, one of the mkfs options would work, and I suspect the OP
> accidentally changed the wrong thing and didn't actually change its _name_.
> I don't know what he _did_ do, but your command should give him a useable
> stick.
> --
> derek

Yes you can use FAT-32 on a 4GB disk (and it can be usefull)
Fat 16 is limited to 2 GiB, but fat 32 is limited to 8 TiB.
File sizes on Fat 32 are limited to 4 GiB however, but that's no
problem with a 4GB stick (4GB is smaller than 4 GiB).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_comparison

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Old 08-23-2008, 04:47 AM
hippie dream
 
Default USB Key File System

Apologies for the tardy reply. I was out of internet access for quite some
time.

I tried this:

mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14

This produced this message:

mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
/dev/sda14: No such file or directory

So I tried another suggestion typing in dmesg:

[10656.976585] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
[10656.978629] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[10656.980057] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
[10656.980065] USB Mass Storage support registered.
[10656.980562] usb-storage: device found at 2
[10656.980565] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[10661.986557] usb-storage: device scan complete
[10661.987074] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[10661.987697] scsi 5:0:0:1: CD-ROM SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[10661.994449] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103 MB)
[10661.995416] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[10661.995422] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[10661.995424] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[10661.998162] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103 MB)
[10661.998901] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[10661.998905] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
[10661.998908] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[10661.998916] sdb: sdb1
[10662.000806] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[10662.000861] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[10662.005153] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/40x writer xa/form2 cdda tray
[10662.005217] sr 5:0:0:1: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
[10662.005264] sr 5:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 5

Any ideas at this point? Thanks alot for your help.

Sam


Neil-48 wrote:
>
> On 8/19/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> Mumia W. wrote:
>>
>> > On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
>> >> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this
>> device
>> >> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and
>> >> out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now
>> when
>> >> I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
>> >>
>> >> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
>> >> your system.
>> >>
>> >> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu.
>> I
>> >> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have
>> any
>> >> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key
>> to
>> >> factory settings or change the file system?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks in advance.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>> > I recently had to reformat my usb key, and it was as simple as this:
>> >
>> > mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14
>>
>> I wonder if you can actually mkdosfs on a 4GB key?
>>
>> In any case, one of the mkfs options would work, and I suspect the OP
>> accidentally changed the wrong thing and didn't actually change its
>> _name_.
>> I don't know what he _did_ do, but your command should give him a useable
>> stick.
>> --
>> derek
>
> Yes you can use FAT-32 on a 4GB disk (and it can be usefull)
> Fat 16 is limited to 2 GiB, but fat 32 is limited to 8 TiB.
> File sizes on Fat 32 are limited to 4 GiB however, but that's no
> problem with a 4GB stick (4GB is smaller than 4 GiB).
> Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_comparison
>
> Neil
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Old 08-23-2008, 06:29 AM
James Takac
 
Default USB Key File System

Hi

On Saturday 23 August 2008 14:47:17 hippie dream wrote:
> Apologies for the tardy reply. I was out of internet access for quite some
> time.
>
> I tried this:
>
> mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14
>
> This produced this message:
>
> mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
> /dev/sda14: No such file or directory
>
> So I tried another suggestion typing in dmesg:
>
> [10656.976585] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
> [10656.978629] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
> [10656.980057] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
> [10656.980065] USB Mass Storage support registered.
> [10656.980562] usb-storage: device found at 2
> [10656.980565] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
> [10661.986557] usb-storage: device scan complete
> [10661.987074] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
> 4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
> [10661.987697] scsi 5:0:0:1: CD-ROM SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
> 4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
> [10661.994449] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103
> MB) [10661.995416] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> [10661.995422] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [10661.995424] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
> [10661.998162] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103
> MB) [10661.998901] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> [10661.998905] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [10661.998908] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
> [10661.998916] sdb: sdb1
> [10662.000806] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
> [10662.000861] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
> [10662.005153] sr1: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/40x writer xa/form2 cdda tray
> [10662.005217] sr 5:0:0:1: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1
> [10662.005264] sr 5:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 5
>
> Any ideas at this point? Thanks alot for your help.
>
> Sam
>
> Neil-48 wrote:
> > On 8/19/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> >> Mumia W. wrote:
> >> > On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
> >> >> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this
> >>
> >> device
> >>
> >> >> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently
> >> >> and out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird".
> >> >> Now
> >>
> >> when
> >>
> >> >> I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
> >> >>
> >> >> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
> >> >> your system.
> >> >>
> >> >> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in
> >> >> Ubuntu.
> >>
> >> I
> >>
> >> >> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have
> >>
> >> any
> >>
> >> >> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key
> >>
> >> to
> >>
> >> >> factory settings or change the file system?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks in advance.
> >> >
> >> > I recently had to reformat my usb key, and it was as simple as this:
> >> >
> >> > mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14
> >>
> >> I wonder if you can actually mkdosfs on a 4GB key?
> >>
> >> In any case, one of the mkfs options would work, and I suspect the OP
> >> accidentally changed the wrong thing and didn't actually change its
> >> _name_.
> >> I don't know what he _did_ do, but your command should give him a
> >> useable stick.
> >> --
> >> derek
> >
> > Yes you can use FAT-32 on a 4GB disk (and it can be usefull)
> > Fat 16 is limited to 2 GiB, but fat 32 is limited to 8 TiB.
> > File sizes on Fat 32 are limited to 4 GiB however, but that's no
> > problem with a 4GB stick (4GB is smaller than 4 GiB).
> > Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_system_comparison
> >
> > Neil
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It seems to me it would be fairly simple to use use something like gparted or
going through

System -> Administration -> Partion Editor

to look after the details

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:31 AM
Neil
 
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> Neil-48 wrote:
>>
>> On 8/19/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>>> Mumia W. wrote:
>>>
>>> > On 08/18/2008 03:27 PM, Sam Albers wrote:
>>> >> I have some trouble with my Cruzer Micro 4GB USB key. I use this
>>> device
>>> >> primarily to move file between XP and Ubuntu. I was on XP recently and
>>> >> out of boredom changed the name of the USB key to "Danger Bird". Now
>>> when
>>> >> I try to use the key in Ubuntu I received the error message:
>>> >>
>>> >> The volume uses the Danger Bird file system which is not supported by
>>> >> your system.
>>> >>
>>> >> I am wondering if there is any way to reformate the USB key in Ubuntu.
>>> I
>>> >> have tried reformatting it in Windows but this does not seem to have
>>> any
>>> >> effect. Any ideas on how I might be able to simply reset this USB key
>>> to
>>> >> factory settings or change the file system?
>>> >>
>>> >> Thanks in advance.

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:47 AM, hippie dream
<tonightsthenight@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Apologies for the tardy reply. I was out of internet access for quite some
> time.
>
> I tried this:
>
> mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sda14

Ah there is a problem. You tried to turn the 14th partition on sda
(probably where your / or /boot is) to fat, while the txt below (I
explaned some of it) says the disk is sdb. Usually there is no 14th
partition on sda.
The line should be:

mkdosfs -n MYLABEL /dev/sdb1

Or, if you wanna call it DangerBird:

mkdosfs -n DangerBird /dev/sdb1

I would not advice using a space in a partition name.

>
> This produced this message:
>
> mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
> /dev/sda14: No such file or directory

That is probably because it doesn't exist.... :P

>
> So I tried another suggestion typing in dmesg:
>
> [10656.976585] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
> [10656.978629] scsi5 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
> [10656.980057] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
> [10656.980065] USB Mass Storage support registered.
> [10656.980562] usb-storage: device found at 2
> [10656.980565] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
> [10661.986557] usb-storage: device scan complete
> [10661.987074] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
> 4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
> [10661.987697] scsi 5:0:0:1: CD-ROM SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro
> 4.04 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
> [10661.994449] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103 MB)

sdb is a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer Micro

> [10661.995416] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> [10661.995422] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [10661.995424] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
> [10661.998162] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 8013457 512-byte hardware sectors (4103 MB)
> [10661.998901] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
> [10661.998905] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [10661.998908] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
> [10661.998916] sdb: sdb1

There is a partition on sdb. It is called sdb1


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Old 08-23-2008, 12:01 PM
Karl Larsen
 
Default USB Key File System

Neil wrote:
>> Neil-48 wrote:
>>
>>> On 8/19/08, Derek Broughton <news@pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Mumia W. wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
Big Snip.


Thought I would say I bought a 4 GB USB Stick and my desires were to
get rid of the Windows file system and put on a ext3 file system. I have
many Linux and no Windows systems.

What I did was with fdisk I made a single linux partition on the
devise and then un-mounted the file system and put the ext3 file system
on. This worked fine and now I have the entire Ubuntu 8.01 on the file
system.

All this works fine.

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