Windows XP seems to take the biscuit for messing things up. Latest is a
usb disk/mp3 player - a poor kid's ipod. It has a gig, a lcd screen,
will record, store mp3s and play. Windows apparently overwrote the early
directories. I have heard bad things about formatting these, as you lose
[dec at genius ~]$ df /media/usbdisk
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda 1000032 210928 789104 22% /media/usbdisk
[dec at genius ~]$ ls -la /media/usbdisk
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 16384 Jan 1 1970 .
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 May 5 13:20 ..
but I can't put a file, or make a directory on it. 220
Megs WAS used. The data is irrelevant - the owner just wants a gig to
write more tripe into then listen to it. I did pull down a filegig back
(the first 250 Megs) and found it mainly zeroes.
Now dd will probably fill it with what he wants along these lines
dd if=somefile of=/dev/sda etc. but that also is a fairly neuclear
option. I do have 250 Meg versions (earlier/similar models). But I don't
want it to end up thinking it's only 250Megs
Wheezes Please? Warnings Please?? Save my kid's a** please?? (Mind you,
he'll still probably insult you & yours ;-).
With Best Regards,
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