Re: [OxLUG] Flash drive with two devices

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Author: Jim Hague
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Flash drive with two devices
On Friday 05 June 2009 12:13:34 Paul Hirst wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-06-05 at 10:28 +0100, Jim Hague wrote:
> > I have a flash drive here, a conference freebie. When inserted, my Debian
> > Unstable box mounts two devices - a USB FAT drive, like you'd expect, and
> > a CDROM. The CDROM contains some conference presentations and a Windows
> > autorun wossname.
> >
> > I'd like to zap the CDROM thing and just have the stick as a Plain Old
> > Stick. Failing that, I'd at least like to nuke the autorun.
> >
> > But can't figure out how to do it, and my Google-fu has not been up to
> > the task. Any advice?
> It's probably a U3 device. Generally you can get a tool from the
> manufacturer to disable the CDROM part. No guarantees they will provide
> something which works under Linux though.

Ta. It does indeed look like one of these.

Unfortunately, I can't identify the manufacturer - the manufacturer string USB
reports for the device is 'USB 2.0' - and the Windows 'Remove U3' utility
available on the U3 website just sits there saying 'Insert U3 device'. Oh,
and the displayed menu doesn't have a 'remove' button.

Looks like I'm stuck for now.
Jim Hague -           Never trust a computer you can't lift.