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can't mount USB pendrive in Bianca KDE. Works in Bianca G.

Postby Hooke on Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:26 pm

Hi, I'm having problems with a 256 MB USB pendrive in Bianca KDE edition.
When I insert the pendrive, I can see the icon. But then I click "open in new window" and I get this message:

"File or folder /media/PKBACK does not exist."

But I can see its contents under "/media/PKBACK#\ 001/" ,where it automounts:

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martin1@martin1-desktop:~$ cd /media/PKBACK#\ 001/
martin1@martin1-desktop:/media/PKBACK# 001$ ls
3DAquariumSetup.exe     otrasCosas    practica 1 equipos                SPI
aquariumwithfishes.exe  P1            Practica 2_IEE.doc
cuvi                    Practica 1-1  problema 2 examen 18-09-2006.doc
martin1@martin1-desktop:/media/PKBACK# 001$                         

Here's my mtab:
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/dev/hdc6 / ext3 rw,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
procbususb /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 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
lrm /lib/modules/2.6.17-10-generic/volatile tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/hda5 /media/hda5 reiserfs rw 0 0
/dev/hda6 /media/hda6 reiserfs rw 0 0
/dev/hda7 /media/hda7 ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/hda8 /media/hda8 ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/hda9 /media/hda9 ext3 rw 0 0
/dev/hdc1 /media/hdc1 ntfs rw,nls=utf8,umask=007,gid=46 0 0
/dev/hdc5 /media/hdc5 reiserfs rw 0 0
/dev/sdb /media/PKBACK#\040001 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,quiet,shortname=mixed,uid=1000,gid=1000,umask=077,iocharset=utf8 0 0

I've had the same problem is PCLinuxOS 2007 TR3, which is KDE-based, but not in Linux Mint Bianca (Gnome version), so I suspect it may be related to KDE. Any ideas, plz? :)
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Postby Husse on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:01 am

I've added this as a bug in the KDE edition. Hopefully you'll get an answer from someone more into KDE than me.
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Postby npap on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:09 am

Welcome to the group Hooke,
There is a very good application for mounting and reading of partitions as well as pen drives. It is called KDiskFree or gtKdiskfree.
The second one can be downloaded by Adept or Synaptic. The only problem is that you wont find a quick-launch icon anywhere.
But open up a terminal or konsole and type: gtkdiskfree. Try it.

In my installation, though, my USB Pen Drive has been mounted automatically. :o

Cheers, Npap

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Postby clem on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:49 am

Change the mountpoint ... the backslash in it probably makes it fail.

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Postby Hooke on Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:30 am

Thanks everyone for your help :)

My temporary solution is to open "system menu > storage media" and there I can see my pendrive and acess its contents, so there's no big deal. It's just that the automounting dialog doesn't work as it should.

BTW, this is a very nice distro. It's one of my top recommendations to new users. I am a free software enthusiast, but I notice that the less I use Windows, the more I need programs and codecs to just work. As long as the underlying infrastructure, development tools and crucial applications are FOSS, everything that helps to bring new users to the GNU/Linux camp is desirable IMHO, since there's strength in numbers.

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