[clug] Error creating partition

rodney peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Thu Feb 7 12:33:42 UTC 2019

On 2/7/19 10:10 PM, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
> Thanks, Rodney:
> {Much would depend on the partitioning tool that you are using.
> Using a GUID partition table on a thumb drive might also be problematic,
> as would be defining same as "internal"
> SD cards and probably also thumb drives do work reasonably reliably with
> ext4 file-systems - but running same without journalling disabled would
> cause high wear.}
> So I installed GParted. Which immediately found and fixed some 
> storage-quantity error in sdf.
> Next I used Disks to FAT-format the thumb-drive. Getting this error!
> {Error formatting volume
> Error erasing device: Error writing 1048576 bytes to 
> dev/sdf1:Input/output error (udisks-error-quark, 0).}

I'm not acquainted with udisks  -  so can't comment

Any thumbdrive needs to have the previous formatting erased first, 
before creating Linux partitions:

"dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf bs=1M count=10"


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