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Old 08-18-2019, 04:44 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by permaroot View Post
Did you try the “solution” on that page?

The hdparm command and then remounting? Can’t hurt to try.
Yes, I did that early on, it reports that it worked but it lies ;-)
Old 08-18-2019, 04:47 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by bushy View Post
Yes, I did that early on, it reports that it worked but it lies ;-)
Haha well boooooo. Put it in rice? :P
Old 08-20-2019, 11:56 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by bushy View Post
Is there anything to do so I can once again write to this flash drive?
Have you tried re-fdisking/re-gparting the drive as root? Not using sudo but as root? (I'm not familiar with what Ubuntu might have set up in /etc/sudoers---this would eliminate that as a reason for not having access to the device.)

What, if any, entry is in /etc/fstab for this device?

What, if any, special rules have been defined in /etc/udev/rules.d for this device?

What do you see in /etc/messages when you plug this device into a USB port?

It may be, as at least one other poster has suggested, that the device might be broken. It might be "hard-coded" to present itself as a CD-ROM device unless you're going through the application that accesses the remainder of the drive.

After too much mucking around with the thing, I'd start to wonder if it's worth the time. A 128GB USB drive can be found at Fry's for $25-$30. Your time's worth something after all.

Aside: I use an old freebie USB drive to hold a slew of music files and plug it into my DVD player and play the files through the AV receiver. Maybe this device could at least be used for that.



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