Curious case of read-only flash drive

Petter Adsen petter at
Fri Nov 20 08:25:07 UTC 2015

On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:11:54 -0800
MR ZenWiz <mrzenwiz at> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 10:14 PM, Nils Kassube <kassube at>
> wrote:
> >
> > Did you try to check the file system with Windows? I think that's
> > the only way to proceed if you really removed it before it was
> > unmounted from Windows.
> >  
> I tried the Explorer Scan (and Fix) tool, chkdsk, RMPrepUSB, Disk
> Manager on Windows.
> I tried fdisk, mkfs, fsck, gparted and a few other things I don't
> even remember.
> None of them worked.

What kernel messages do you get when you insert the drive?

Run 'dmesg -w' in a terminal, insert the drive, and post the lines it


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