github slacka/WoeUSB v3.1.0
WoeUSB v3.1.0

In this version a check is implemented to ensure that the drive is really wiped in --device creation method, this catches the case that some drives that entered "readonly" state due to end-of-lifespan or other problems.

Example output(R.I.P. my Transcend JetFlash 790K test drive):

WoeUSB v3.1.0
Wiping all existing partition table and filesystem signatures in /dev/sdd...
/dev/sdd: 2 bytes were erased at offset 0x000001fe (dos): 55 aa
/dev/sdd: calling ioctl to re-read partition table: Success
Ensure that /dev/sdd is really wiped...
Error: check_if_the_drive_is_really_wiped: Partition is still detected after wiping all signatures, this indicates that the drive might be locked into readonly mode due to end of lifespan.
The command "return 1" failed with exit status "1", program is prematurely aborted
You may now safely detach the target device

Also the confusing `winusb: line : terminated while true; do

sleep 0.05; echo 'pulse';` message has been eliminated.


latest releases: v3.3.1, v3.3.0, v3.2.12...
3 years ago