My apologies: I found the answer (don't know how I managed not to before posting: my Google-foo must be lacking!)Stick "zerombr" before the clearpart line, and all is well. [by dizwell]
on 07/04/2013 – Made popular on 07/04/2013
Does any one know how to remove write protect on this USB Stick (Command Line even maybe)-- 8 bucks 16 GB get it- install a iso boot to it then go to put firmware on it and NOPE! writed protected. Google time -- the thing is saturated with this question. I have not found an answer to yet.