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Old 16th June 2012, 18:27
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Default flash drive showing as unallocated


I am pluging my usb flash drive and i cannot open it. When i try to do fdisk -l it is not showing and in gparted it is showing as unallocated and with 1mb disk size.

when doing lsusb it shows that the usb is plugged in:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 058f:1234 Alcor Micro Corp. Flash Drive

Tries to use testdisk but I am unable to find the drive anywhere.

Do you have any ideas??

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Old 17th June 2012, 21:18
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Is the drive maybe encrypted?
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Old 17th June 2012, 21:25
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Originally Posted by falko View Post
Is the drive maybe encrypted?
and what says `dmesg` when you plug it in ?
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Old 23rd June 2012, 18:50
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As far as i know the usb is not encrypted

dmesg output after I connect/disconnect:

usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=058f, idProduct=1234
usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-5: Product: Mass Storage Device
usb 1-5: Manufacturer: Alcor Micro
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
scsi4 : usb-storage 1-5:1.0
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic USB Flash Disk 7.76 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
usb 1-5: USB disconnect, address 3

Cant seem to find any error messages.

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