Kingston usb disk locked

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Kingston usb disk locked

Post#1 by francois » 15 Mar 2020, 13:32

I have a kingston usb disk locked. No dd or fdisk command will restore read-write function. Do you have any suggestion?

I have read that the palimpsest utility or gnome-disk-utility might enable me to overcome the problem. Permitting me at least to erase the whole key and restoring read-write function. You have read or used this utility. I would like to have it installed under porteus xfce desktop.

However, I would not mind to do things under other linux distributions.

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Kingston usb disk locked

Post#2 by Ed_P » 15 Mar 2020, 16:02

Make sure the contacts of the drive and the port are clean. Emory paper is what I use to gently clean them.
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Kingston usb disk locked

Post#3 by francois » 15 Mar 2020, 19:13

I have access to the files. It is just that gparted will not modify the read only status, neither fdisk or dd usual procedure or even hdparm.
https://www.thegeekdiary.com/how-to-dis ... parm-tool/

This seems to be a dead end for some usb keys brand, and not only kingston:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/826425/ ... only-16-04

Maybe one of these procedures:
https://www.wikihow.com/Remove-the-Read ... -USB-Drive
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