I have a pendrive with the installer of ubuntu 16.04 which I want to format to give it another use but when I try to format it I get the following error:

screenshot with error

how to solve this error?

Translation of screenshot:

ERROR deleting partition ... controler says physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says that it is 512 bytes.

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You can use gparted to write a new partition table (msdos) Select Device -> Create Partition Table (msdos)

If gparted is not install run: sudo apt-get install gparted

  • Thank for you help, gpated worked correctly. I eliminate the partition without any problem Nov 20, 2017 at 15:53

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