I have been using a 64G usb stick that used to mount normally, but now it will not mount because it apparently has become write-protected.

I more or less randomly gathered some information (below) but I need some help. I hope someone can point me in the right direction.

From blkid:

/dev/sdb: UUID="f6dab663-bab4-44d2-8561-949b6637a9f8" TYPE="ext3"

dave@homebase:~$ sudo mount /archive
[sudo] password for dave:
mount: block device /dev/sdb is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

dave@homebase:~$ dmesg|tail
[90124.052194] sd 18:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[90124.207303] sd 18:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
[90124.207308] sd 18:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
[90124.297279] sdb: unknown partition table
[90382.466773] EXT3-fs (sdb): recovery required on readonly filesystem
[90382.466778] EXT3-fs (sdb): error: write access unavailable, cannot proceed
...
dave@homebase:~$

From fdisk -l:

Disk /dev/sdb: 65.5 GB, 65451982848 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 62419 cylinders, total 127835904 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


Thanks,

Dave