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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    I am sorry for not keeping you updated. I contacted SanDisk with my problem. They confirmed that this a hardware problem.



    After that I got it replaced. It was easy as I didn't have any...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    NikTh,

    Here is the output of the first step
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    This is dmesg output



    There is no hardware switch on this usb. It's a simple pen drive. I don't know how to use this dd command. Please tell me how to use it. And what could be the risk...
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    NikTh, thanks for the patient answers.

    On clicking delete partition, I get this error in disk utility -
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    Hi NikTh, these is the output I got. I didn't know which option to choose at that prompt to select 'which FAT?'. So, I tried both the options.
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    [SOLVED] Re: How to force format a USB device?

    Thanks for the quick replies. I tried formatting with disk utility. It failed with this error.


    Tried the steps given by NikTh. This is what happened.
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    [SOLVED] How to force format a USB device?

    Hi, my USB says it's write protected when I try to format it. Is there a way to force format it?

    It's a Sandisk Cruzer 8 GB drive with USB 2.0.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 taking too long to boot in dell inspiron N5010

    sudo lspci | grep Broadcom gives this
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 taking too long to boot in dell inspiron N5010

    In one of 11.04 or 11.10 the boot time was normal. Like around 10 seconds. I had upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and to 12.04 when it was released. I think in the log, the problem is at


    This step...
  10. [ubuntu] Ubuntu 12.04 taking too long to boot in dell inspiron N5010

    I previously posted this in a solved thread and got no replies. So, reposting it here. Thanks in advance for your time. :)

    this is my dmesg output



    I connect through wi-fi. And I can't see...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 12.04 boots for more then 60s.

    this is my dmesg output


    I connect through wi-fi. And I can't see the files etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ethernet.conf or /usr/sbin/ethtool in my system. So, I couldn't try the solutions given...
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    Re: Can using dual OS corrupt hard disk?

    They have already replaced the disk once. Just before replacement, I had that Reallocated Sector Count Error 'Value' close to 300 sectors. Then I was using the same dual boot configuration. This...
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    Can using dual OS corrupt hard disk?

    I have been getting this "reallocated sector count" error in my SMART status for some time now. That Dell says it's because I'm using dual OS (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu 32-bit). Is this true? If yes,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wiping hard drive clean

    how long does this command
    sudo dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/sda
    take to execute ? is there a way to get a feedback of the progress of the process? mine is a 500 GB Toshiba hard drive.

    I'm...
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    fred, atlast I used EasyBCD in Windows7 and and then made the GRUB_TIMEOUT to be zero, that worked. Now everything works.
  16. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    fred, the same sda3 has /bootmgr, /Boot/BCD and also the said system32 folders with winload.exe. So, what should we do now? I have just Win7 on my computer and on this partition alone.
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    fred, i made those changes.plz, take a look at them.
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    Yeah, I think my laptop will get ok pretty soon. All thanks to the kind support I get here.

    Quackers, i tried your solution with a win7 repair disk. It added an entry into grub menu and I could...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    ok, I some how managed to make an extended partition. Then I installed Ubuntu in it first. Flagged one of the primary NTFS partitions as 'boot' and ran the back up media I had with me. It...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    Ok people, I have erased the whole hard disk and installed Win7 with the back up media. The current state is as it's in this screenshot.

    That 131 MB partition looks as OEM partition in Win7. The...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    Thanks a LOT for all the replies!

    First, on an empty hard disk, I tried to install Windows with the back up media. It made a MBR style partition table. It had a 125 Mb partition called OEM...
  22. [SOLVED] Partitioning a 500 GiB HDD for Ubuntu and Win7

    I have a new 500 GiB internal HDD.I want to use it to run both Ubuntu 10.10 and Win 7. I don't have a win7 DVD with me but I have the back up media (2 DVDs) which I made at factory state. When I use...
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    [ubuntu] Re: sda1 corrupted and unmountable

    charlesA, I tried many of these solutions but they didn't work. Guess what, my hard drive failed! I think that's why none of them worked. That Dell guy is going to replace my hard disk today. Is...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No init found. Try passing init=bootarg.

    Please help me too. My thread is at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1606975 . I have no clue about how to fix this.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed ; mounting /proc on /root/proc failed ; Try pas

    This is the output i get. Man this is so hard to solve! :(
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