Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object

Bug #1073151 reported by Fernando Villas-Boas on 2012-10-30
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #1012081: util-linux needs updating to 2.24.2. Edit Remove
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gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This is the same as in the 12.10 64bit; same error message, but in Quantal x86:

BUG #1070451 Error returned when attempting to erase disks.

Happens EVERY TIME I try to format a flash pen, with the new DISKS utility. I just quit using it.

I've also thrown Disks away!

This is exasperating. 3 different builds with Ubuntu, 2 64bit & 1 32bit and every single one incapable of simply formatting any kind of flash pen (or disk!!!). I miss 12.04 so badly! Also, I had to turn to a Windows system to format & erase my flash pens. Pretty embarrassing. Not only that, you also can't name the volume on the (fruitless) process! Why?

Also, it seems to have become impossible to format a pen right from the Unity sidebar launcher, with a right-click. You can only Unlock from launcher/ Open / Eject; how silly is that? The navigation pane also lost this ability. Why? How come this is not more commented in forums? (Or commented at all?)

Solution, proposed by a friend: change to Xubuntu. Things are working over there.

The final Quantal seems crankier than the first beta!

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-disk-utility (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

This happens not only for USB disks, but also for normal harddisks.
I had my old ubuntu system on /dev/sdb and the disk utility refuses to format the disk.

Judson W (judderwocky) wrote :

Its not sowftware if it doesn't work.

Dylan Coakley (dylan-coakley) wrote :

Why was the Disks application included if it doesn't work?? Lame.

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