flash drive showing as unallocated

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sammd006, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. sammd006

    sammd006 New Member


    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??

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff Moderator HowtoForge Supporter ISPConfig Developer

    Is the drive maybe encrypted?
  3. rosehosting

    rosehosting Member

    and what says `dmesg` when you plug it in ?
  4. sammd006

    sammd006 New Member

    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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