Writing to a physical device can corrupt the device?

Asked by Daniel on 2013-03-19

When trying to use image writer to write the Chrome OS to n 8GB USB flash drive (which I have 6 of to test on) I receive the message "Writing to a physical device can corrupt the drive". It does write the file, but then I run into the issue where my computer sees it as a drive that needs to be formatted before it can be accessed. It also results in my drive size showing incorrect GB in which case I've used the following to correct the drive http://erlern.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/repair-unallocated-space-from-usb-flash-drive/ .

Is this corrupt message normal? I've not actually attempted to boot to the USB after writing is done as of yet. Appreciate all assistance.

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2013-03-20
Tobin Davis (gruemaster) said : #1

Tobin Davis suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #1927: “My Xgb pen drive was reduced to Ygb”.

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