Hi I got new Kingston DataTraveller drive. I have repartitioned it in OS X than dumped and image of another flash drive on it. Few more times of the same but now it doesn't appear in any OS when I plug it in. Here is output of dmesg | tail in Linux:
[17470.869451] usb 2-2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci_hcd [17470.987138] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0951, idProduct=1643 [17470.987142] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [17470.987145] usb 2-2: Product: DataTraveler G3 [17470.987147] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Kingston [17470.987148] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 001CC0EC346CFC70C71B2429 [17470.987590] scsi12 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0 [17472.091870] scsi 12:0:0:0: Direct-Access GENERIC USB Mass Storage 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 [17472.092168] sd 12:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 0 [17472.097092] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] READ CAPACITY failed [17472.097096] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [17472.097100] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Sense Key : Unit Attention [current] [17472.097104] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Add. Sense: Not ready to ready change, medium may have changed [17472.097713] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Write Protect is off [17472.097716] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Mode Sense: 45 00 00 00 [17472.098713] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA [17472.103079] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] READ CAPACITY failed [17472.103083] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE [17472.103086] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Sense Key : Unit Attention [current] [17472.103089] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Add. Sense: Not ready to ready change, medium may have changed [17472.104703] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdg] Attached SCSI removable disk
So it sees it a little bit and point it to /dev/sdg
If I mount it with mount /dev/sdg /media/usb:
mount: /dev/sdg: can't read superblock
If I try to fdisk it to see partitions (which it has none) with fdisk /dev/sdg I get this:
fdisk: unable to read /dev/sdg: Invalid argument
If I attempt to zero out the whole disk with dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdg
dd: writing to ‘/dev/sdg’: No space left on device 1+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes (0 B) copied, 0.000208433 s, 0.0 kB/s
I can't figure out how to trash entire disk and partition it again correctly. Any ideas?
P.S. Before this began I did manage to format it to ext2 in openSuSe but it threw a bunch of error which I don't remember any more. Windows also sees it as online but total size 0 bytes and won't let me format it.