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I bought a Typhoon 128 MB memorystick some time ago and now I'm trying to access it using linux. I've read the various manuals available, like this one , but ...
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    Typhoon 128MB USB memorystick not working?


    I bought a Typhoon 128 MB memorystick some time ago and now I'm trying to access it using linux.
    I've read the various manuals available, like this one, but I'm unable to get the @#$@#$ thing to work.
    It works fine when using WinXP or W2K, but I trashed all those systems.
    Here is a dump from a fdisk /dev/sda
    Disk /dev/sda: 2 MB, 2095616 bytes
    1 heads, 4 sectors/track, 1023 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 4 * 512 = 2048 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 ? 194533978 479911385 570754815+ 72 Unknown
    Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
    phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(194533977, 0, 1)
    Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
    phys=(357, 32, 45) logical=(479911384, 0, 3)
    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda2 ? 42172381 526179441 968014120 65 Novell Netware 386
    Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
    phys=(288, 115, 43) logical=(42172380, 0, 3)
    Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
    phys=(367, 114, 50) logical=(526179440, 0, 2)
    Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda3 ? 467470367 951477415 968014096 79 Unknown
    Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
    phys=(366, 32, 33) logical=(467470366, 0, 2)
    Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
    phys=(357, 32, 43) logical=(951477414, 0, 1)
    Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
    /dev/sda4 ? 1 909306624 1818613248 d Unknown
    Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
    phys=(372, 97, 50) logical=(0, 0, 1)
    Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
    phys=(0, 10, 0) logical=(909306623, 0, 4)
    Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

    Partition table entries are not in disk order
    Now this is strange, cuz it's a 128 mb drive with 2 partitions on it.
    One is 2 MB with a keylock.exe using fat12 or fat16.
    The 2nd partition is vfat and 126 MB but It's nowhere to be found.
    Of all the partition tables I've seen, this is the most confusing.
    And its not oke...
    Anyone else had the same prob with the same memorystick or different model, manufacturer...
    And what is a possible sollution.


    Thanks

    ps. These partition layout are DEFAULT from the factory. Nothing was/is changed to it...
    ---[ MS09-99896 - Vulnerability in All MS Windows OS ; Using Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution. ]---
    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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    I've never seen a usb thumb drive with multiple partitions, so I don't know whether or not that is the problem...but I would copy the data out and repartition to one vfat part. and try from there.
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    Thanks, was thinking of doing that.
    Although it's impossible to remove the partitions using wintendos, fdisk on linux should fix it
    Hope it will still work...

    I'll let everyone know
    ---[ MS09-99896 - Vulnerability in All MS Windows OS ; Using Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution. ]---
    Hardware: Asus P4P800, 1GB, P4-3Ghz, Asus V9950, Maxtor ATA HD\'s, 3Com GBit lan, Audigy ZS Plat.

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