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samiel60
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USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by samiel60 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:00 pm

Until yesterday I had no problem with a UBS pendrive.
Today it's no more mounted. lsusb tells:

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samiel@darkstar:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 005: ID 1b1c:1a03 Corsair 
but there is no way to mount it. In Windows I see it correctly,
so I can exclude a hardware fault.
Which other tests can I make?
thanx
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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by Laurent85 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:23 pm

Plug in the usb key, then post below command output:

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dmesg | tails -15
sudo parted --list --script
sudo blkid
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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by Lord Boltar » Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:43 pm

Plug in your thumb drive then open the file manager to see if it is there to mount it click on your thumb drive or right click it and select mount

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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by samiel60 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:32 pm

gparted told me that there were some inconsistencies in NTFS file system.
I repaired it with chkdsk /f from windows. now it seems to work.
there is a similar procedure in linux, If I had no windows in my machine at all?

thanx
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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by Laurent85 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:07 am

samiel60 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:32 pm
I repaired it with chkdsk /f from windows. now it seems to work.
there is a similar procedure in linux, If I had no windows in my machine at all?
For a ntfs filesystem you should only rely on the Windows tools, Linux can only fix a few inconsistencies using ntfsfix.
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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by BG405 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:04 pm

If you do get rid of Windows altogether, you'll be better off re-formatting your pen-drive(s) to ext2. That should avoid future issues (apart from wear, but this is lessened by using ext2 rather than ext4). :wink:

If, or more likely when you do acquire more NTFS-formatted disks after removing Windows, there are bootable live .ISOs with Windows utilities or even a live Windows session, for fixing these issues.

Many years ago, I used a Windows xp 3½" boot disk to fix the boot sector and MBR. This is likely the quickest and easiest method, but how many have floppy drives still in use these days? :| :mrgreen:
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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by Lord Boltar » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:26 pm

samiel60 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:32 pm
gparted told me that there were some inconsistencies in NTFS file system.
I repaired it with chkdsk /f from windows. now it seems to work.
there is a similar procedure in linux, If I had no windows in my machine at all?

thanx
s
I always use fat32 on my thumb drives do not have any issues that way

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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by samiel60 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:22 pm

I formatted with windows. now usb pes is working.
Ridiculous, I have windows only for this goal....

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Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

Post by BG405 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:57 am

Did you try Mint's "USB Stick Formatter"? It should be in your menu. :wink:
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