I've been doing some work with various USB drives and have been using Gparted to do so. However, for no apparent reason,
gparted no longer starts.
If I open the graphical application, I authenticate with my password and then nothing happens.
If I run
sudo gparted. I get:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /run/udisks2/inhibit-polkit, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so
When I run
dmesg I get:
[ 1225.545050] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 23 using xhci_hcd [ 1225.568016] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, idProduct=5583 [ 1225.568027] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 1225.568033] usb 2-1: Product: Ultra Fit [ 1225.568038] usb 2-1: Manufacturer: SanDisk [ 1225.568042] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 4C531001390502102383 [ 1225.570640] usb-storage 2-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 1225.572092] scsi8 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0 [ 1226.571712] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk Ultra Fit 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6 [ 1226.572353] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0 [ 1226.574166] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] 242614272 512-byte logical blocks: (124 GB/115 GiB) [ 1226.577102] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off [ 1226.577115] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00 [ 1226.578691] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA [ 1226.596148] sdb: sdb1 [ 1226.600044] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk [ 1226.886103] EXT4-fs (sdb1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) [ 1237.359985] sdb: detected capacity change from 124218507264 to 0 [ 1251.998948] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 23
I left out the top part because it doesn't contain much, or so I think. What I find curious is that the SanDisk Ultrafit listed here is not actually inserted into any usb drive and hasn't been for a few hours. This was one of the drives I was formatting.
Why is it still showing up here and does this have something to do with this? Should I somehow explicitly unmount it? I've read where Gparted does this in some instances where some part of the file system of a drive is not understood.
How should I proceed to be able to run