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Re: Sandisk USB stick with U3

From: Don Quixote de la Mancha <quixote_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Mar 15 2010 - 14:10:33 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

Some USB drives have partitions full of Windows software hardwired
into the drive firmware.

Not just Flash drives - there are rotating USB drives that "provide"
such partitions. One that I looked at had the installer for a backup
utility.

I expect that it would be impossible to remove those partitions from
some models of such drives, short of re-flashing the firmware with
some kind of replacement.

Don Quixote
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