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nEk0
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usb flash drive does not mount..

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hello all linux mint user.. i have problem with mint 9 kde.. i plug a flash drive and it does not mount.. but when i use lsusb, that device is on the list.. how to solved it? and furthermore, my plasma-desktop alway crash when i use synaptic package manager, i have to restart plasma-desktop using konsole to bring it back.. can it be solved too?

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hi nEK0!
Maybe your pen drive can be mounted like I did:

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seeley-laptop ~ # lsusb
...
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 058f:6387 Alcor Micro Corp. Transcend JetFlash Flash Drive
...
terminal: "make directory" and show the drives (/dev/sdb is my flash drive)

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seeley-laptop ~ # cd /media
seeley-laptop media # mkdir usb
seeley-laptop media # fdisk -l 
WHERE "l" is a litle "L" like list
shows:

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...                                                                                                               
Disk /dev/sda: 
...
Disk /dev/sdb: 4016 MB, 4016045056 bytes
124 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1020 cylinders
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seeley-laptop media # mount /dev/sdb /media/jetflash
seeley-laptop media # mount 
you see: JETFLASH IS MOUNTED!

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/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
...
/dev/sdb on /media/jetflash type iso9660 (rw)
seeley-laptop media # 
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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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i'm stuck on fdisk -l..

my flash drive doesn't show on the output.. but other partition shown there..

how to solve this?? :cry:

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hello.

Can you see your pendrive mounted in Dolphin if you leave the pendrive plugged into your PC and reboot?
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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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nope.. still the same.. weird.. it is there when i'm using lsusb.. but why it doesn't mount.. i had this problem after i update mint recently.. :(

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hi nEK0!
Maybe there is a misunderstanding:
"fdisk -l" sometimes needs root-privileges - depending on your medium and your special distribution;

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su -

then enter password, then

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fdisk -l
seeley

Edit:
There is a second possibility:

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parted -l print
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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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i'm already a super user when i use the command..

here is something new on parted -l print

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Number  Start  End     Size    File system  Name                   Flags
 1      512B   1535B   1024B                MacImage - 7.3.14.904
i don't know what's that and it's size just too little.. it can't be my pen drive..

here is my pendrive on lsusb

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Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0951:162c Kingston Technology 
am i the one and only LMKDE user that faced this problem?? :|

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hi!
With my 8GB pen drive I see [part of output]:

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Disk /dev/sda: 300GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B                                                                                
Partition Table: msdos                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags                                                          
 1      1049kB  11.5GB  11.5GB  primary   ntfs
 2      11.5GB  111GB   99.9GB  primary   ntfs            boot
 3      111GB   114GB   2542MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
 4      114GB   300GB   186GB   extended
 5      114GB   121GB   7566MB  logical   ext4
 6      121GB   130GB   8123MB  logical   ext4
Model: JetFlash Transcend 8GB (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 8032MB
I suppose your output is a part of your hard disc.
The last possibility i see (your pen drive could be corrupt/ damaged):
One of the best programs (it's a linux distribution with many tools) I know: PartedMagic (see link below);
download it, burn a live-CD und boot from it; you have access to all partitions and devices, if they are okay.
You can save files, make partitions,...
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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hello,

I have the same problem with an USB stick in Mint 9. but in Gnome edition. It is not mounted, I can see it in lsusb, but not in fdisk -l, etc. in disk utility is shown not mounted, and "No media detected". There is an sdb in /dev, but no sdb1.
The stick is not broken: I can see it in Mepis or Win on another desktop. Filesystem is FAT32.
Moreover, I have no problem with an external HDD; it is mounted perfectly (both FAT and ext4 partition).

As I have not found a solution on the web, I want to understand why the external HDD is mounted and the flash drive not. Fstab has only 3 entries (with UUID): 2 for the partitions of the (internal) HDD and one for the swap.
I have found no rules in /dev.

How is the external HDD (auto)mounted? Not by fstab, nor by /dev rules. But how?

Thank you,
Lev

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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seeley wrote:Hi!
With my 8GB pen drive I see [part of output]:

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Disk /dev/sda: 300GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B                                                                                
Partition Table: msdos                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                     
Number  Start   End     Size    Type      File system     Flags                                                          
 1      1049kB  11.5GB  11.5GB  primary   ntfs
 2      11.5GB  111GB   99.9GB  primary   ntfs            boot
 3      111GB   114GB   2542MB  primary   linux-swap(v1)
 4      114GB   300GB   186GB   extended
 5      114GB   121GB   7566MB  logical   ext4
 6      121GB   130GB   8123MB  logical   ext4
Model: JetFlash Transcend 8GB (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 8032MB
I suppose your output is a part of your hard disc.
The last possibility i see (your pen drive could be corrupt/ damaged):
One of the best programs (it's a linux distribution with many tools) I know: PartedMagic (see link below);
download it, burn a live-CD und boot from it; you have access to all partitions and devices, if they are okay.
You can save files, make partitions,...
seeley
i don't know whether it's corrupt or not.. but when i plug it on openSUSE, it's mounted and can be use as it is.. but when i plug it on LMKDE 9, it's just not working.. :shock:

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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Hi!
I rename my pen drives in Windows to better recognize them in linux: Transcend white 8 GB -> TRANSCENW8 ...
I see the following part of output of the file "mtab": :

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# cat /etc/mtab
/dev/sda6 / ext4 rw,acl,user_xattr 0 0
/dev/sda7 /home ext4 rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,acl,user_xattr 0 0
...
/dev/sdb1 /media/TRANSCENW8 vfat rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=100,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,flush 0 0
"mount" shows the same output.
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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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my pen drive label is LEO.. very simple and short.. still, LMKDE 9 doesn't detect.. any other solution?? :(

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Re: usb flash drive does not mount..

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nEk0 wrote:my pen drive label is LEO.. very simple and short.. still, LMKDE 9 doesn't detect.. any other solution?? :(
I believe this is a Kubuntu upstream issue. What happens if you reboot with the drive plugged in? My guess would be that it will show up in Dolphin.
They'll all look at me and say,
Hey look at him! I'll never live that way.
But that's okay -
They're just afraid to change.
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