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Bug#511679: installation-guide-i386: Provide information on how to restore USB stick to its previous state


On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 3:29 PM, M.-A. DARCHE <ma.darche@cynode.org> wrote:
> parted behaves very strangely on my Debian "Lenny" stable. It accepts
> only to work on mounted partitions. Is that how it should be?

No, it should work on devices as well.

What worries me is that you had pasted dd erasing whole device and
this would destroy the MBR as well and then it might not be a MBR
issue. If you:

dd if=/dev/zero of=<your usbstick>
parted mklabel <your usbstick> msdos

It still fails? If yes, please paste the output.

Otavio Salvador                  O.S. Systems
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