Using usb-creator to format a USB drive does not succeed

Bug #449234 reported by Omegamormegil on 2009-10-12
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usb-creator (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: usb-creator

When I open USB Creator my USB drive is recognized as sdb1 and has a hard drive icon. I select the drive, and click Format. The process completes, but I now the device isn't being recognized as usable by USB Creator - the icon is now a yellow, triangular "Warning Sign". To make the disk usable, I need to re-format it with Gparted. Gparted indicates that the partition type is "unknown" (see screenshot). After using Gparted to format the disk to Fat32, I can use USB-Creator to write the image.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 11 22:57:43 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Package: usb-creator (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-13.44-generic
SourcePackage: usb-creator
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-13-generic i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1794): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1794): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (nautilus:1883): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1922): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:2281): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed

hejkki (heikki-kniivila) wrote :

usb-creator-gtk version 0.2.8 doing the same here.

Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Psy[H[] (vovik-wfa) wrote :

Same here on 0.2.12.

(!) It is also tries to format a valid partition:

I insert sdi device:
sdi1 256MB FAT32
sdi2 1684MB FAT32

But usb-creator-gtk does not like sdi2 and says it needs to be formated. Then it formats the whole drive (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/446891) but result is a corrupted partition.

Psy[H[] (vovik-wfa) wrote :

It seems that palimpsest also creates corrupted partitions.

Psy[H[] (vovik-wfa) wrote :

usb-creator-kde also corrupts whole drive.

But it accepts already created valid partition.

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