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Thread: [SOLVED] Can't Mount Corrupted Flash Drive Partition

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    [SOLVED] Can't Mount Corrupted Flash Drive Partition

    Hello!

    So I was messing around with my flash drive partitions, and I've managed to make most of the drive unusable (an interesting trick, but unfortunately not what I was going for).

    I use mount /dev/sdf (to mount the entire drive) and I get:

    Code:
    mount: can't find /dev/sdf in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    I use mount /dev/sdf1 (to mount the first FAT32 partition that's already mounted) and I get:

    Code:
    mount: according to mtab, /dev/sdf1 is already mounted on /media/disk
    mount failed
    I use mount /dev/sdf2 (to mount the second, corrupted partition) and I get:

    Code:
    mount: can't find /dev/sdf2 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    fdisk -l produces:

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sdf: 2006 MB, 2006974464 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 244 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdf1   *           1          95      763056    b  W95 FAT32
    My drive was originally 2GB, but it is now about 770MB. Any help (if this is fixable) would be appreciated.

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    Re: Can't Mount Corrupted Flash Drive Partition

    Oh well. When in doubt, use GParted.

    I deleted both partitions... so if anyone ever has this problem and wants a corrupted drive back, remember the basic tools of Linux (in this case, GParted).

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