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USB thumbdrive is so messed up I can’t even delete the problem partition in gparted

I was testing out various operating systems on a spare laptop, flashing a USB thumb drive with various bootable images in order to do so. At some point something got messed up, and the drive is now so screwed up I can’t even delete the bad partition. The drive mounts correctly (it appears in my […]

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What does it mean if my partition type is HFS/HFS+ but contents are FAT?

I have formatted my external hard disk with the command sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sda2. The disks utility still shows that the partition is of type HFS, so is this safe to use at the moment? I want to use it as a portable backup drive. I am trying to mount the drive with the command sudo […]