Mint won’t mount any USB device

Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Mint won’t mount any USB device

Postby milkfloat on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:49 am

LXDE will not mount any USB device on my laptop. I posted another thread about mounting XD cards via a USB connection, but I’ve now realised that pretty much any USB connection doesn’t work.

I’ve tried my Kindle, Sony MP3 player, Olympus camera and several USB flash drives. All the devices will appear when I open the file manager, but none of them will mount when I right click and select ‘mount volume’, so any external file management is currently impossible for me.

They all appear in Gparted. Likewise, they all appear in Terminal when I enter the -lsusb command, but I can’t access any of them to view or edit files.

Can anyone suggest a fix? I constantly have to switch to Windows 7 in dual boot to load any USB resource, which has rather defeated the purpose of installing Mint.

Cheers.
milkfloat
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:02 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Mint won’t mount any USB device

Postby seppalta on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:59 pm

If they appear in the list of places in pcmanfm's left column, they should be mounted. Left clicking should open them. Are they formatted NTFS? That could cause a problem.
seppalta
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:08 pm

Re: Mint won’t mount any USB device

Postby milkfloat on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:25 am

Hi seppalta. I only have my pen drive to hand at the moment, but in Gparted it's displayed as FAT32, no sign of an NTFS partition. I tried logging out and in with the flash drive inserted; it mounted after logging in, but with permissions restricted so files are read-only, which isn't much use.

I can't imagine any of my other devices are NTFS, but I'll check later anyway.
milkfloat
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:02 am

Re: Mint won’t mount any USB device

Postby seppalta on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:43 am

it mounted after logging in, but with permissions restricted so files are read-only, which isn't much use.

Find the drive in /media, and change ownership to you. http://lxlinux.com/introduction.html
seppalta
Level 4
Level 4
 
Posts: 390
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:08 pm


Return to Others

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests