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SubjectRe: usb-storage: how to ruin your hardware(?)

But it's always possible to repair
> > such a drive with the vendor supplied formating utility, which is windows

by the way ... this is wrong. as it turned out later, it was not possible
to repair the usb-flashdisk-utility from the vendor. in w2k, it will
appears as "unknown security device" with a big yellow question mark.
so if you want to ruin your stick, proceed as follows:
- fdisk /dev/sd?
- go to expert menu
- set numer of cyls twice as high
- go back to normal menu
- make partition of full size with new cyl.count

happy mke2fsing ;-)

after rebooting (machine will be in unusable state), the device wont be recognized
as usb-storage device. reason: the number of usb-endpoints suddenly dropped to 0 (zero).
I don't know if every stick acts this way .. but the Panram one does definitely.

all right then. end of thread ...

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