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Formatting an USB drive in Linux


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#1 devilus

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:57 AM

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I have an USB3.0 flash drive with some problems when using it in Windows. It's shown as Transcend on the removable devices list in device manager. I just reformatted it in Linux (using Linux Mint Live CD) to see if I can solve these problems and it's name changed to USB STICK in Linux (I didn't change the name before reformatting).

 

After booting to Windows again and few experiments with flash drive, I noticed that the name was changed to USB STICK in device manager as well. How is that possible? Could Linux change some registry entries in Windows? Or is that info (name) written directly into the flash drive itself?

 

Thanks.

 

(PS: Later I reformatted it again using Paragon PM in Windows with name Transcend. Nothing changed. It was still shown as USB STICK in device manager. So I found the entry "friendlyname" in registry and edited it to Transcend again.)


Edited by devilus, 11 April 2016 - 02:04 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:38 AM

Hi devilus,
 

Or is that info (name) written directly into the flash drive itself?


Yes, that is what has happened, You can easily change the label (name) again, using GParted on your Linux Mint DVD.

Edited by Al1000, 11 April 2016 - 02:39 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:55 AM

Hi devilus,
 

Or is that info (name) written directly into the flash drive itself?


Yes, that is what has happened, You can easily change the label (name) again, using GParted on your Linux Mint DVD.

 

Thanks. That was what I needed to know.


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Selective boot (F12):

Vista Ultimate SP2 32bit, installed 2008, Samsung HD502HJ (500GB, SATA)

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit, installed 2016, Samsung 850 EVO (120GB, SSD)

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit, installed 2018, Intel 320 (120GB, SSD)





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