cosmic raygunned ? – usb memory card or shit samsung software

No drm on the old tv sets

No drm on the old tv sets

I have had a usb memory card recording tv (not much of it) for a couple of months until one day it bacame unreadable.

I lost films such as

the wicker man (1970’s)
the tale of orincess kaguala

Exploration of the device in linux proved no device or files so i had to format it, and the tv then drm’ed it as well

So much for Samsung tv’s (my blog) but it did not explode (non samsumg usb stick) .

Months later It’s format is well strange as it crashed while recording, but it decided to switch channels and replace that with the content on the tv but it kept the same name from the file before the crash.

This drm is damm odd – but it has yet to explode

And .. it happened agsin

fdisk  /dev/sdb1

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdb1: No such file or directory
linux0:/home/bananas# fdisk  /dev/sdb

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.29).
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
Be careful before using the write command.

Device /dev/sdb already contains a ext4 signature.
The signature will be removed by a write command.

Device does not contain a recognized partition table.
Created a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x4c34f22f.

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered.
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.

And then the device is working again.

Lets go blame Samsung.  The ext4  is something samsung record format as i formatted it as a dos disk format on initial format back on its second format.

by golly but...

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