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Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby GLMontyWV on Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:33 pm

All three of these work fine with Windows and with my Mythbuntu box. When I put them in my laptop with yesterday installed Mint 5 KDE I get this error.

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mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so


I've tried reformating on both the Mythbuntu box and my Mint laptop but the error is always the same.

Appreciate any assistance!

Thanks!

Monty
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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:56 am

This is an error from mount
Look at /etc/mtab You should find the stick mounted with a line like this
/dev/sdb1 /media/disk vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,utf8,umask=077,flush 0 0

Tell us what you find
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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby GLMontyWV on Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:11 am

Here's the whole file

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/dev/sda5 / ext3 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0


Thanks!

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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:48 pm

With the stick connected?
It's not there...
If connected something really blocks it
The error message mentions sdb1 - do you have sdb1 in /etc/fstab?
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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby GLMontyWV on Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:18 pm

Husse wrote:With the stick connected?
It's not there...
If connected something really blocks it
The error message mentions sdb1 - do you have sdb1 in /etc/fstab?


Here is the fstab with the memory stick in after the error

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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda5
UUID=f51b558b-4a0d-4565-8809-950ef70fce22 /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=b46e52ba-519c-468d-99fc-0718e6f00e1f none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sdb1       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0


Here is mtab and fstab with the only stick of my 4 that kind of works, it's got two partitions (think it's a hardware split), one 1.5MB with security stuff on it and one 1GB). Only the 1.5MB part actually works, the 1GB part gives the same ol error.

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/dev/sda5 / ext3 rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
/sys /sys sysfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev 0 0
varrun /var/run tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=0755 0 0
varlock /var/lock tmpfs rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,mode=1777 0 0
udev /dev tmpfs rw,mode=0755 0 0
devshm /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
securityfs /sys/kernel/security securityfs rw 0 0
/dev/sdc /media/disk vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,uhelper=hal,flush,uid=1000,utf8,shortname=lower 0 0


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# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
#
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
# /dev/sda5
UUID=f51b558b-4a0d-4565-8809-950ef70fce22 /               ext3    relatime,errors=remount-ro 0       1
# /dev/sda6
UUID=b46e52ba-519c-468d-99fc-0718e6f00e1f none            swap    sw              0       0
/dev/sdb1       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0


I did do my install from a memory stick, only have a CD drive for my Dell D410 so had to do it that went, went very smooth.

Thanks!!!

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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:58 pm

Here's the explanation
I did do my install from a memory stick, only have a CD drive for my Dell D410 so had to do it that went, went very smooth.

That has led the system to believe that the memory stick was a CD - look at fstab
/dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

Your CD is at sdb1 and when the stick is inserted Mint always tries to mount it as the "first free disk" which in you case is sdb
The line above should be
/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

The only thing to change is sdb1 to scd0
I did not think this would happen that's why I did not ask to see fstab immediately
So go ahead and
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gksu gedit /etc/fstab
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Re: Error with 3 different USB Memory Sticks

Postby GLMontyWV on Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:56 pm

Husse wrote:The only thing to change is sdb1 to scd0
I did not think this would happen that's why I did not ask to see fstab immediately


Perfect! Thank you for the help!

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