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Fix the Patriot USB write protected issue

usb xpress write protected

My Patriot USB Memory stick flash drive got stuck in write protected mode. The first glimpse that something was awry I got when using Disk Utility on my MacBook Air. All options were grayed out, except for verify disk. Running it resulted in a message letting me know that the disk needed repair. The repair process in turn gave me a result of Error: -69877: Couldn’t open device. Nice!

Getting a hold of a Windows 7 running PC didn’t yield much better results. Some ...

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Tags: flash, memory, usb

Install Ubuntu 9.04 / 8.10 without CD or USB

install ubuntu without cd

I rarely do upgrades and try to avoid them whenever possible, instead do always fresh installs as I like to do  house-cleaning when upgrading to a new version of OS. As I have a separate /home partition, this doesn’t affect any of my settings and only takes 1-2 hours (less than one hour on a high speed Internet connection),  which is comparable to the upgrade option from within 7.xx.

What is UNetbootin? UNetbootin creates a boot option in GRUB or the ...

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Tags: dell mini, grub, ubuntu 9.04, unetbootin, usb