Error reading pen drive

Parshwa Murdia b330bkn at
Thu Aug 19 03:25:54 UTC 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 2:02 AM, Bill Davidsen <davidsen at> wrote:

> It's working fine, no errors on the drive, only you destroyed the partition
> table and all data. At this point I would use fdisk to create a partition (see
> below), and them create a filesystem on the partition.


> Typically these devices come with a FAT16 or VFAT file type. If you ever want to
> use it with any MSFT OS then you should do that. Create a partition and use the
> 't' command to set the type, type 'c' is FAT32/LBA and is probably what you
> want. Format the filesystem (/dev/sdb1 not /dev/sdb) with mkfs.vfat (for MS
> compatibility) or mkfs.ext2 (Linux use). Do NOT use ext3 or any other journaling
> filesystem, as it tends to shorten the life of the media.

> That should get you back working.

But again that doesn't solve because that pen drive is now nowhere
working (in any PC with any OS). So it made me to conclude that the
pen drive has some internal sector badly corrupted or not possible for

Parshwa Murdia

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