Error wiping USB stick: UDisks2.Error.Failed: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object

Bug #1307627 reported by Timo Jyrinki on 2014-04-14
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usb-creator (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

My earlier bug #1307622 was a duplicate of bug #1300361, ie. my USB stick did not have a partition table.

With (DOS) partition table in use, I'm getting the following error instead when trying to wipe the USB stick:

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org.freedesktop.DBus.Python.gi._glib.GError: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/dbus/service.py", line 707, in _message_cb
    retval = candidate_method(self, *args, **keywords)
  File "/usr/share/usb-creator/usb-creator-helper", line 239, in Format
    block.call_format_sync('dos', GLib.Variant('a{sv}', {'erase': GLib.Variant('s', '')}), None)
gi._glib.GError: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Error.Failed: Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object
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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.56
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Mon Apr 14 20:28:26 2014
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-03-16 (758 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120316)
SourcePackage: usb-creator
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2013-10-23 (173 days ago)

Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

On 14 April 2014 18:30, Timo Jyrinki <email address hidden> wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> My earlier bug #1307622 was a duplicate of bug #1300361, ie. my USB
> stick did not have a partition table.
>
> With (DOS) partition table in use, I'm getting the following error
> instead when trying to wipe the USB stick:
>

most reliable way is to simply use dd e.g.:

# dd if=path-to.iso of=/dev/disk/by-id/usb-Name-Of-you-stick

to resolve formatting via udisks, we'd need to figure out if the bug
is udisks2 itself of the way we use its api. Can you format the sticks
using just "Disks" UI?

Regards,

Dimitri.

Roygbiv (silentvoice37) wrote :

I have the same problem. I tried formatted the USB disk via the "Disks" UI and it pop ups the error "Error synchronizing after initial wipe: Timed out waiting for object (udisks-error-quark, 0)". Hope that helps.

Pär Lindfors (paran) wrote :

I think this is a duplicate of 1059872 , not 1294877.

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