[ubuntu-in] unable to format pendrive

Ramnarayan.K ramnarayan.k at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 04:01:20 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:26 AM, Alok Singh Mahor <alokmahor at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I got a pendrive from friend that is periodically mounting and unmounting
> itself.
> when I plugin it into my laptop its auto mounting as all other pendrives
> without any error. but after about 10 seconds it gets unmounted
> automatically and then remounted again.

the electronics are probably fried, not sure there is anything wrong with
the disk part, more like with the connection part. Copy all the data out
and don't use the disk.

> I am able to delete files without any error but after some time it gets
> remounted again and showing all files as it is even deleted files.
> I am unable to format as device gets unavailable
> suggest me how can I make this pendrive usable?
> output of dmesg of my freshly booted laptop is here
> http://paste.ubuntu.com/821961/
> output of dmesg after inserting pendrive is here
> http://paste.ubuntu.com/821976/
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