[ubuntu] mount usb without filesystem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – So, I have this USB thumb drive, and I think it got its filesystem destroyed, either by electric shock for magnet (if that's possible) and I want to try and mount it before throwing it away, like, it doesn't auto-mount, and probably doesn't have a filesystem. How would I either mount it, locate it, or create a filesystem on it? I believe it's recognized, but just can't mount, but how would I see if it's recognized as well? Thanks :P (Hardware)