[ubuntu] USB thumb drive no longer recognized

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My machine crashed (powered down unexpectedly) recently with an 8GB thumb drive attached to it. When it came back up I was trying to delete a file in one of the folders, but it kept telling me that the filesystem on the device was read only. Googling lead me to the third post on this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...97&postcount=3 When I ran fsck -r, I got a bunch of errors that were identified as "There are differences between boot sector and its backup (Hardware)