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Hardware / Re: usb drive won't format
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:18:40 pm »
My bad, edited the post for reply to mkfs

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Hardware / Re: usb drive won't format
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:13:46 pm »
typed lsblk - got sdc as the drive (only one partition)

typed sudo mkfs -t fat /dev/sdc - got - mkfs.fat: No such file or directory

it is a ntfs partiton also

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Hardware / Re: usb drive won't format
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:25:56 pm »
Tried gparted, don't work.  Tried other versions of linux, windows and yosimite too.  Nothing will alter read only status of drive.

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Hardware / usb drive won't format
« on: August 04, 2015, 08:40:00 pm »
Got this 16 gig usb drive.  It's locked into read only and will not let me alter it in any way.  Tried using the disk utility in Peppermint 3.  Got the following msgs for various attempts at clearing this thing.  Any body have any ideas on how to clear it?

When plugging in the drive

Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 18: Error opening '/dev/sdc1': Read-only file system
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Read-only file system

When trying to modify the partition


Error modifying partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_change_partition: device_file=/dev/sdc, start=1048576, new_start=1048576, new_size=15749021696, type=0x07
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=15750070272)
MSDOS_MAGIC found
looking at part 0 (offset 1048576, size 15749021696, type 0x07)
new part entry
looking at part 1 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 2 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 3 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
Exiting MS-DOS parser
MSDOS partition table detected
containing partition table scheme = 0
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
got it
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
got disk
got partition
new_size=15749021696 but resulting size, 15748562944, smaller than requested
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
changed partition to start=16384 size=15749595136
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
Error: Can't write to /dev/sdc, because it is opened read-only.
ped_disk_commit_to_dev() failed

When trying to delete the partiton

Error erasing: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_del_partition: device_file=/dev/sdc, offset=1048576
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=15750070272)
MSDOS_MAGIC found
looking at part 0 (offset 1048576, size 15749021696, type 0x07)
new part entry
looking at part 1 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 2 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 3 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
Exiting MS-DOS parser
MSDOS partition table detected
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
got it
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
got disk
got partition - part->type=0
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sdc read-write (Read-only file system).  /dev/sdc has been opened read-only.
Error: Can't write to /dev/sdc, because it is opened read-only.
ped_disk_commit_to_dev() failed

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