Ubuntu: Cannot format SD card with ubuntu



Question:

I did something terrible to my SD card and I do not know how to format it.

I do not see the card with Nautilus, Gparted, nor fdisk. So I am not able to use answers from other questions I found here.

However, the output of $ ls -la /dev/sd* is

brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  0 bře 17 18:34 /dev/sda  brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  1 bře 17 18:31 /dev/sda1  brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  2 bře 17 18:34 /dev/sda2  brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8,  5 bře 17 18:31 /dev/sda5  brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 16 bře 17 18:34 /dev/sdb  brw-rw---- 1 root disk 8, 17 bře 17 18:34 /dev/sdb1  brw------- 1 root root 8, 32 bře 17 18:38 /dev/sdc  

The sdc is the broken card I think - I can see sda and sdb with gparted and I know what they are.

How can I fix the card? Any idea?


Solution:1

Try different methods to restore the SD card to a standard storage device

  • Try if you can 'see' the SD card with the following command line,

    sudo lsblk -o model,name,fstype,label,hotplug,size,mountpoint  
  • Try with mkusb according to the following links,

    Restore a USB pendrive or memory card to a standard storage device

    Format the sd card ...

  • If mkusb does not work, there may still be a few things to try. Did you try in another computer, with another card reader, with another operating system?

  • mkusb uses basic linux tools under the hood, and if they cannot see the card, I don't know of any other tool, that is available to regular users (you and me). There are special tools used by those who manufacture memory cards and USB pendrives, that might be available to some experts, that can get access at a very low level to the memory cells and maybe can re-program the internal processor of your card.

  • If still no luck, I would conclude that the SD card is damaged beyond repair, 'bricked'.

    Pendrive lifetime


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