Is My Flash Drive Toast?
- My Slug running OpenSlug has a a 2GB flash drive as it's main (only)
drive. All has been fine for many months then today after a power
down. On rebooting the system I don't see the flash drive but I do
see the following from dmesg:
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
Vendor: SanDisk Model: U3 Titanium Rev: 2.18
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
usb-storage: device scan complete
VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sda1.
FAT: utf8 is not a recommended IO charset for FAT filesystems,
filesystem will be case sensitive!
FAT: invalid media value (0xf7)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda1.
The disk was formated ext3 and mounted with the noatime option.
Ironicaly the power down was to install a UPS as we have been having a
number of power outages lately.
Is my drive toast?