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Disable unwanted partition on USB stick
Authored by: eitchbar on Feb 15, '09 05:30:36PM
I also have a "u3 system" partition (which looks to the system like a cd) on my sandisk cruzer. (what's it for, anyway? windoz doesn't seem to use it either)

I'm not getting an error, but it would be nice if I could have it never mount. I'm fairly new to terminal use... could you elaborate on what you did?

- That's /etc/ on the boot disk, right? Is there any way to have this travel with the stick drive?
- What exactly are the parts of none cd9660 ro,noauto doing?

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Disable unwanted partition on USB stick
Authored by: Kanhef on Feb 19, '09 08:58:45PM
The idea is that you can put (U3-supporting) programs on it along with their settings. For example, you'd always have Firefox and all your bookmarks available, on whichever computer you happen to be using. It's annoyingly hard to get rid of – even reformatting the drive didn't work on mine. Fortunately, SanDisk does allow you to remove it. Unfortunately, it uses a Windows program.
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp
While it says it's a driver search, the uninstaller is one of the options. They try to make you register for spam, but there is a link to bypass it at the bottom.

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Disable unwanted partition on USB stick
Authored by: gmachen on Dec 24, '09 11:16:12AM

There is a Mac utility to remove the stupid U3 partition:

http://communities.sandisk.com/sandisk/board/message?board.id=u3&thread.id=1066

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> Disable unwanted partition on USB stick
>
> Authored by: Kanhef on Thu, Feb 19 2009 at 8:58PM PST
>
> The idea is that you can put (U3-supporting)
> programs on it along with their settings. For
> example, you'd always have Firefox and all your
> bookmarks available, on whichever computer you
> happen to be using. It's annoyingly hard to get
> rid of – even reformatting the drive didn't
> work on mine. Fortunately, SanDisk does allow you
> to remove it. Unfortunately, it uses a Windows
> program.
> http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp
> While it says it's a driver search, the
> uninstaller is one of the options. They try to
> make you register for spam, but there is a link
> to bypass it at the bottom.



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