Re: Debian Live USB fails; bricks the USB stick
- Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:44:27 +0100
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Debian Live USB fails; bricks the USB stick
Ken West wrote:
> westk[@]goshen]:/home/westk:> sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdd
> dd: failed to open '/dev/sdd': Read-only file system
What the hell ... ?
Why does dd talk of filesystems ? I'd understand if it said "Permission
denied". The superuser isn't what he used to be.
Googling brings no insight: If it was an SD card, the advice would be to
blow air through the card reader.
Is any filesystem on /dev/sdd* mounted ?
If so: Does it help to unmount it before dd ?
Have a nice day :)