[fedora-india] How to re-format readonly USB drive

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 12:58:59 UTC 2011


On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 16:33 +0530, Lakshmipathi.G wrote:
> Hi -
> I have an USB drive formatted as readonly ISO9660 . I need to reformat
> it . I have tried normal mkfs. But they failed saying "read-only
> filesystem" . Then tried gparted,  Its also not working,seems like not
> even detecting usb.  Running from command line "parted -l" says-
> 
> Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr1 read-write (Read-only file
> system).  /dev/sr1
> has been opened read-only.
> Error: /dev/sr1: unrecognised disk label 
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 
> 

How do you format a drive as "read only"? When my usb showed this
behaviour, it had meant that the drive had gone bad. 

Ankur



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