Mate 15 won't mount usb drive

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Mate 15 won't mount usb drive

Postby chocmint » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:24 am

I have been a mint user/admirer for some time. I want to move to Mint 15 (mate), I have 3 SB hard drives with critical data. With 15/Olivia all usb sticks and two of the three hard drives mount, no problem, however one drive won't mount. Works fine with mint 14 and with Ubuntu, I can't move forward without it, does anyone have a similar problem (or better still a solution).


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Re: Mate 15 won't mount usb drive

Postby cwsnyder » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:17 am

When you insert the thumb drive, enter a terminal and type fdisk -l. If your thumb drive is listed, it will give you a device and partition name, such as /dev/sdg1 .

You can then attempt to force the mount by using these commands:

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sudo mkdir /media/thumb1
sudo mount /dev/sdg1 /media/thumb1
Substitute your actual device/partition name for /dev/sdg1, of course. This should mount the drive, if it is recognized, on /media/thumb1 mount point for access by your file manager.
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