I have 4GB pendrive. while trying to formatting, it gives Write protected message. The pendrive is not having write protection notch. I have tried is on Windows as well as on Fedora 13.
mkfs; nothing is working they are giving the same message that could not format write protected drive.
Disk /dev/sdb: 4016 MB, 4016046080 bytes 90 heads, 25 sectors/track, 3486 cylinders Units = cylinders of 2250 * 512 = 1152000 bytes Disk identifier: 0x000ae90f Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 4 3487 3917824 b W95 FAT32 cfdisk /dev/sdb Opened disk read-only - you have no permission to write sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sdb tune2fs 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009) tune2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock.