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Old 08-21-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
clifford227
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Cant identify drive with 'blkid'


Hi,

I just 0 & 1'd a pen drive, and now I dont see it in 'blkid' output. Is there a way to know where the device is on the system, so that I can format it with a filesystem?
 
Old 08-21-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

have you tried
Code:
dmesg | tail
after plugging in your pen drive? It should tell that it has been registered as something like
[sdX]

You could then use
Code:
fdisk /dev/sdX
to create a new disklabel and format it.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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I assume your "0 and 1'd" operation also wiped the partition table.
Use any partitioning tool to recreate the partition table and any partitions before creating a filesystem.

Last edited by michaelk; 08-22-2010 at 09:29 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #4
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