I'm trying to make a mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1 , while sda is scsi0=\Device\Harddisk2\Partition0 , an 8 GB USB Flash Pen drive.
Before mkfs ends, the linux console starts complaining with lots of lines like:
sd:0:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
and after stop, /sda is no longer visible.
Tried with the 20091115 snapshot.