Is this USB flash drive dead?
Hi, I have a USB flash drive that has been working fine, but all of a sudden it has stopped working. The device just shows as /dev/sda without the partition sda1.
fdisk says -
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF disklabel
Building a new DOS disklabel with disk identifier 0x92045b41.
Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them.
After that, of course, the previous content won't be recoverable.
Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite)
cfdisk says -
Unknown partition table type
Do you wish to start with a zero table [y/N] ?
If I wipe everything and create a new partition, it looks OK until I exit (c)fdisk; sda1 still does not show and re-entering (c)fdisk shows the same errors (changes are lost).
Any ideas? Thanks.