I believe someone else has already encountered this very same issue. Yet, I googled a lot and couldn't find my specific case.
Yesterday I created a "password reset disk" in Windows, using a pendrive. Now I don't need it anymore and so I wanted to format it and use it in Fedora as I always did. But I can't.
The pendrive is not listed in gparted nor in "Disks" nor by
sudo fdisk -l.
I can see it using
lsusb and that's the only thing I can do by now.
The pendrive is not linked to any
/dev/sd# and I fail to mount it because of that.
This is what
dmesg says when I plug it in:
[ 6259.558560] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd [ 6259.870317] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=090c, idProduct=1000, bcdDevice=11.00 [ 6259.870340] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 [ 6259.870345] usb 1-1: Product: Flash Disk [ 6259.870349] usb 1-1: Manufacturer: USB [ 6259.875607] usb-storage 1-1:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 6259.876123] usb-storage 1-1:1.0: Quirks match for vid 090c pid 1000: 400 [ 6259.876189] scsi host0: usb-storage 1-1:1.0
I don't believe it's broken because I did everything correctly yesterday and it correctly served its purpose. I can't access a Windows machine now, which might be the solution. But I can't believe I can't format this usb using my own Linux machine.
What do you suggest?