I'm running Debian/Bookworm. When I plug a USB stick in, I get the dmesg output below and the device also shows in lsblk as:
sdm 8:192 1 0B 0 disk
Here's the dmesg output:
root@transponder:~#dmesg .... [96385.365179] usb 1-7.3: new high-speed USB device number 18 using xhci_hcd [96385.509006] usb 1-7.3: New USB device found, idVendor=13fe, idProduct=5100, bcdDevice= 1.00 [96385.509015] usb 1-7.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [96385.509017] usb 1-7.3: Product: Patriot Memory [96385.509019] usb 1-7.3: Manufacturer: [96385.509021] usb 1-7.3: SerialNumber: 070B2B5D08C16433 [96385.524931] usb-storage 1-7.3:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [96385.525303] scsi host8: usb-storage 1-7.3:1.0 [96386.740435] scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access Patriot Memory PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 [96386.740959] sd 8:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg13 type 0 [96386.787994] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdm] Media removed, stopped polling [96386.809960] sd 8:0:0:0: [sdm] Attached SCSI removable disk
When I try to partition it, here's what I get:
root@transponder:~# gdisk /dev/sdm GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.8 Problem opening /dev/sdm for reading! Error is 123.
It also doesn't show up in gparted. Is the stick toast or can it be rehabilitated?