[Nottingham] Deleting virtual CD drive from Western Digital USB HDD
matthewbpt at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 12:46:16 UTC 2010
If this software is something called U3, which some manufacturers put on
their hard drives and memory sticks, then you need to go to the manufaturers
website to download the removal tool, unfortunately it can only be done from
windows as the program they provide is windows only. I had to do this with a
Sandisk memory stick I bought.
Hope this helps,
On 9 September 2010 13:15, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
> On 09/09/10 13:01, Simon Sleaford wrote:
> > Hi Cam
> > Unfortunately not:
> > *simon at 106602-1004:~$ sudo umount /dev/sr1*
> > *simon at 106602-1004:~$ sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sr1*
> > *mkfs.vfat 3.0.7 (24 Dec 2009)*
> > *mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sr1*
> > *simon at 106602-1004:~$ *
> > I'm stumped.
> There's always the old favourite "dd" to nuke the partition table...
> But first, best check that what you are seeing really is the HDD and not
> some device firmware generated virtuality...
> What do you get from:
> ls -lh /dev/sd* /dev/sr*
> Have you got data on the main partition that you do not want to lose?
> What's the harddrive make/model?
> Is it a HDD or a big (expensive!) SSD?
> Martin Lomas
> martin at ml1.co.uk
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