[arch-general] Another 'gotta be something idiotic': trying to create bootable USB thumb drive
benfell at parts-unknown.org
Thu Apr 11 22:00:34 EDT 2013
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On 4/11/2013 6:00 PM, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> It's possible the drive just can't be used for anything but what
> SanDisk intended (and support will just tell you that "Linux is
> not supported by SanDisk.") Trying to manipulate the MBR or any
> other sector outside the main data partition immediately causes the
> drive to shut down, maybe to protect its functionality. At least I
> believe that's what I'm seeing here.
This clearly falls within the range of 'gotta be something idiotic',
just different from what I expected. My guess is you've nailed it.
I guess I'll head back to Best Buy for a different brand.
David Benfell <benfell at parts-unknown.org> <dbenfell at saybrook.edu>
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don't understand) information.
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