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#1 2022-06-13 03:04:11

DeepYellow
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I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

This issue is it wouldn't recognize the USB as a removable drive and I don't know how to check for it because it won't show up anywhere
The only thing I do know is that it was formatted to HDD

I don't know who to check or change it and I don't know if I need any new things to access the drive or change it

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#2 2022-06-13 05:21:20

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

are you trying to recover data or asking how to format a usb stick that wont show up cause you formatted it on a wii u ?
need alot more info

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#3 2022-06-13 15:36:08

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

I thought that it wasn't much to go off of but there is nothing on it, I wiped it before hand. I just need to format it back to something that gets recognized on my PC

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#4 2022-06-13 15:43:33

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

Please run `dmesg -W` then plug in the usb drive (and wait a few seconds), then break (Ctrl-C) the dmesg process.  Post the output from that dmesg here in code tags.

Also post the output of each of the following with the usb drive still plugged in:

lsblk
pacman -Q linux
uname -a

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#5 2022-06-22 03:08:25

DeepYellow
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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

[19037.958368] usb 2-2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[19047.101563] usb 2-2: new SuperSpeed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[19047.119223] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, idProduct=5591, bcdDevice= 1.00
[19047.119244] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[19047.119253] usb 2-2: Product:  SanDisk 3.2Gen1
[19047.119260] usb 2-2: Manufacturer:  USB
[19047.120824] usb-storage 2-2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[19047.121124] scsi host3: usb-storage 2-2:1.0
[19048.135506] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access      USB      SanDisk 3.2Gen1 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[19048.136243] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 240353280 512-byte logical blocks: (123 GB/115 GiB)
[19048.136654] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
[19048.136661] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[19048.137026] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[19048.147538] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

Trilby wrote:

Please run `dmesg -W` then plug in the usb drive (and wait a few seconds), then break (Ctrl-C) the dmesg process.  Post the output from that dmesg here in code tags.

Also post the output of each of the following with the usb drive still plugged in:

lsblk
pacman -Q linux
uname -a

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#6 2022-06-22 11:34:58

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

So that's one out of four bits of requested information.  Should I give you one part out of four of the solution?  Dmesg clearly shows it is recognized and even assigned a block device node.


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#7 2022-06-22 16:24:08

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

sorry dude I was tired last night and didn't read it right

linux 5.18.3.arch1-1

Linux archlinux 5.18.3-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:14:10 +0000 x86_64 GNU/Linux

sdb      8:16   1 114.6G  0 disk <my usb
Trilby wrote:

So that's one out of four bits of requested information.  Should I give you one part out of four of the solution?  Dmesg clearly shows it is recognized and even assigned a block device node.

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#8 2022-06-22 18:16:58

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

Ok, so dmesg sees the disk, and lsblk sees the disk - this is in direct contrast to the symptoms you claimed in the initial post.  So what's the problem?  Is there a remaining problem, or is everything working now?

If there still is a problem, the fact that you appear to be running a custom kernel could be relevant.  What kernel is it?

Last edited by Trilby (2022-06-23 13:41:59)


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#9 2022-06-23 02:57:11

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

5.18.5-arch1-1 | I have not changed it from what I had it on so it probably either the long-term or the stable idk

The problem is that it won't show up in the Dolphin file manager so I suppose its a dolphin or desktop thing maybe I really don't know

Trilby wrote:

Ok, so dmesg sees the disk, and lsblk sees the disk - this is in direct contrast to the symptoms you claimed in the initial post.  So what's the problem?  Is there a remaining problem, or is everything working now?

If there still is a problem, the fact that you appear to be running a custom kernel could be relevant.  What kernel is it?

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#10 2022-06-23 09:18:17

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

Dolphin uses udisks, if the stick is now a file system not recognized by udisks it won't pop up. Which instructions did you follow to install Arch? You should be familiar with the basic building blocks like lsblk, mount, fdisk and so to check in what way the stick is recognized now. From the looks of it you just want to partition/format it again with a "normal" file system?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Partit … ning_tools
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/File_systems

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#11 2022-06-23 12:18:14

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

DeepYellow wrote:

I have not changed it from what I had it on...

So this is then not an arch linux system - or at least not one you installed.  I don't know what "it" refers to here, but the union of the set of things that have a linux kernel pre-installed and those that can be called a supported arch linux system is an empty set: there's no such thing.

edit: sorry disregard these questions about the uname output - though it still seems odd that you wouldn't know what kernel package you had.

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#12 2022-06-23 12:35:05

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

@Trilby that's the standard linux kernel package from where I'm standing, why do you think it's a different package?

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#13 2022-06-23 13:43:50

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Re: I accidentally formatted a USB drive with my Wii U

I was misled by the "PREEMPT_DYNAMIC" rather than PREEMPT.  I don't recall uname including _DYNAMIC previously.

Last edited by Trilby (2022-06-23 14:22:52)


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