USB stick issues after loading Ubuntu Mate

Hey everyone,

I created a ubuntu mate install on my USB Thumb drive. Now I need the USB drive for another purpose however I am unable to delete the partition and start over.

I get the following error when trying to do anything.

Warning: The driver descriptor says the physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512 bytes.
(udisks-error-quark, 0)

Any help?

I’m assuming your using gparted.

First delete whatever partitions you can…just keep pressing ignore.
There will be one with a black outline…you will have to unmount it…just right click on it and unmount.
Again you will have to click your way through ignore…if fix is an option choose it also.

Once all this is done… you can select the device menu and choose new partition table.
Select MSdos
Apply and choose ignore again.

Once it’s done it show it’s real size.

Next you can format the drive to whichever file system you like.

It’s a pain in the behind this way, but it’s the only way I get it done…I put live iso’s on sticks all the time and have to remove them. I get stuck going through this process every time.

what did you created boot with apps?

Use SDFormatter to format the USB thumb drive. SDFormatter picks up a USB thumb drive as if it is an SD card and will completely format it and make it usable for any other purpose again. I learned this the hard way… don’t ask.

This seems to be a mac/windows only app....can't find it for Linux.