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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Resetting USB flash
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:37:51
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] [OT] Resetting USB flash by Mick
1 On Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:32:14 +0000
2 Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com> wrote:
4 > I was trying to zero out a USB stick and at some point it seems to
5 > have locked itself up. By that I mean that for all intends and
6 > purposes I cannot write to it in any conceivable way.
7 >
8 > I tried to delete /dev/sdb1 with c/fdisk, the dd zeros
9 > into /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdb and also the first 512B to delete the
10 > partition table, but nothing seems to work.
11 >
12 > /dev/sdb1 is still there no matter how I try to
13 > delete/format/overwrite it.
14 >
15 > Is there a way of resetting whatever needs resetting in the USB flash
16 > chip to make it work again?
19 USB sticks don't last long. When they do that, they are nuked.
21 They cost about as much as a packet of smokes. Chuck it in the bin, buy
22 a new one, move on. It's not worth the time to even attempt to fix it.
24 --
25 Alan McKinnon
26 alan.mckinnon@×××××.com


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Re: [gentoo-user] [OT] Resetting USB flash Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>