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Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media RESOLVED

Postby kate on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:14 pm

Hello.
I have a Blackberry Curve with an extra 8GB storage card on it.
When I plug it into my computer, it recognizes it, but when I click on it, it says "Unable to mount location" and "No media in drive" ...
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media in drive

Postby lagagnon on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:19 pm

Remove the device, open a terminal and type "tail -f /var/log/messages". Insert the device, watch the messages that occure in the erminal and post them here. When messages stop open another terminal (or tab) and type "fdisk -l" and "df -h" and post those results.
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media in drive

Postby kate on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:37 pm

from tail -f /var/log/messages:

Jul 27 19:13:27 Koneko kernel: [64406.524120] usb 6-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 6
Jul 27 19:13:27 Koneko kernel: [64406.710372] usb 6-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul 27 19:13:27 Koneko kernel: [64406.719488] scsi11 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jul 27 19:13:32 Koneko kernel: [64411.724262] scsi 11:0:0:0: Direct-Access RIM Blackberry SD 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 CCS
Jul 27 19:13:32 Koneko kernel: [64411.733520] sd 11:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jul 27 19:13:32 Koneko kernel: [64411.733587] sd 11:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Jul 27 19:17:54 Koneko kernel: [64673.608149] usb 6-1: USB disconnect, address 6
Jul 27 19:36:45 Koneko kernel: [65804.120120] usb 6-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 7
Jul 27 19:36:45 Koneko kernel: [65804.302309] usb 6-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
Jul 27 19:36:45 Koneko kernel: [65804.324116] scsi12 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Jul 27 19:36:50 Koneko kernel: [65809.329184] scsi 12:0:0:0: Direct-Access RIM Blackberry SD 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 CCS
Jul 27 19:36:50 Koneko kernel: [65809.343342] sd 12:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jul 27 19:36:50 Koneko kernel: [65809.343420] sd 12:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0


Koneko kate # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xd8000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 37799 303620436 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 37800 38913 8948205 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 37800 38913 8948173+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Koneko kate # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 286G 5.9G 265G 3% /
tmpfs 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /lib/init/rw
varrun 1.5G 340K 1.5G 1% /var/run
varlock 1.5G 0 1.5G 0% /var/lock
udev 1.5G 156K 1.5G 1% /dev
tmpfs 1.5G 6.5M 1.5G 1% /dev/shm
lrm 1.5G 2.4M 1.5G 1% /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/volatile
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media in drive

Postby lagagnon on Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:31 pm

OK, the Linux kernel is detecting the device and its memory card or whatever as /dev/sdb. However it is not assigning a partition number such as /dev/sdb1 either because there is no valid partition or the Linux kernel does not recognize that partition and/or its filesystem.

So no wonder you cannot see it. There appears to be a solution here: http://linuxappfinder.com/blog/using_a_ ... with_linux
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media in drive

Postby kate on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:04 pm

Thank you!!!!!!!

The portion on that link which says

Setting Up the microSD Card

After installing the card nothing appeared to have changed. This perplexed me at first, but it turns out the problem was in configuring the BlackBerry. To enable Mass Storage Mode navigate to Settings -> Options -> Media Card and make sure the following settings are correct.

- Media Card Support: On
- Mass Storage Mode Support: On

There is an Auto Enable option for Mass Storage mode as well. I set this to Yes because it's the only way I will be using my BlackBerry when connected to a computer.


was what helped.
After I Auto Enabled the Mass Storage device, things are working as they should.
Yes!!!

Now if only I can get my Creative Zen mp3 player to work...
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media in drive

Postby lagagnon on Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:39 pm

kate wrote:Now if only I can get my Creative Zen mp3 player to work...


http://www.linux.ie/articles/tutorials/zen.php
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Re: Blackberry err: Unable to mount location - no media RESOLVED

Postby kate on Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:38 pm

I've followed those steps and I am still having trouble.
Gnomad2 just endlessly scans and the process turns into a ZOMBIEEEEE.
I'm back at Linux after a long hiatus so there may be some simple steps I am missing as far as mounting it? ... I really just want to transfer my music on to my computer's HD but being able to interact with it on the mp3 player itself would be ideal.
UGH.
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