Re: Kingston Thumb Drive Comatose.
On Sat 27 May 2017 at 14:19:29 (-0700), David Christensen wrote:
> On 05/27/2017 12:40 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
> >David Christensen <email@example.com> writes:
> >># cat /etc/debian_version
> >># uname -a
> >Linux audio2 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) i686 GNU/Linux
> >># fdisk -l /dev/sdc
> >fdisk: cannot open /dev/sdc: No medium found
> >># dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc count=2048; sync
> >dd: failed to open â€˜/dev/sdcâ€™: No medium found
> The path to your device node appears to contain unicode. Is that an
> e-mail artifact, or did you feed a unicode path to dd? This is why
> I said "paste your console session into a reply" -- so we can verify
> the command that was actually run.
I hadn't noticed it before, but dd uses “real” quotation marks
in its error message. Who would have thought it?
I'd be interested to see the contents of file /run/udev/data/b8:X
where X is typically a power of two. The file appears as the stick
is plugged in. If the stick is partitioned, files b8:X+1, etc also
appear, one for each partition.