Failure to mount /sdc1

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Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by Seff » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:49 pm

I just tried to view the files on my USB drive (a SanDisk 39GB model), to which I recently installed Rescatux. I didn't do anything fancy, just used the Image Writer program that came with Mint. Here's the message that came up:
Error mounting /dev/sdc1 at /media/mint/ISOIMAGE: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=999,gid=999,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" "/dev/sdc1" "/media/mint/ISOIMAGE"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sdc1 is write-protected, mounting read-only
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so
What should I do? Also, is the line "try dmesg | tail or so" suggesting that I run a command in the terminal?
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by cholq » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:39 pm

I also had issues with the Image Writer application that comes with Mint recently. I read somewhere that this is not uncommon. I installed UNetbootin and it worked as expected.

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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by Seff » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:54 pm

Thanks, Cholq.
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by WharfRat » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:07 am

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dmesg | tail
probably won't tell you much, but yes you run that in the terminal to view the kernel ring buffer. Tail will limit the list to the last lines.

If what you downloaded is a bootable iso image then try using dd to write to the flash drive.

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dd if=/path/to/file.iso of=/dev/sdc 
Be very careful with the dd command. It's unforgiving :wink:
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by Seff » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:02 am

Now you have me curious as to what a "kernel ring buffer" is... but that's not pertinent. I'm wondering if I should wipe the USB in question and if so, how?
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by austin.texas » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:50 am

Rather than loading a 390MB program on a 39GB SanDisk flash drive - why not just burn a Rescatux CD and have the 39GB SanDisk flash drive available for other use? The cost of a CD is about 50 times less expensive than a 39GB flash drive.
I use my Rescatux CD often - it works great.
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by Seff » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:14 pm

Good point. What are some utilities that I can use to burn a CD from Linux?
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Re: Failure to mount /sdc1

Post by austin.texas » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:18 pm

Seff wrote:Good point. What are some utilities that I can use to burn a CD from Linux?
I use Brasero. Burn at slow speed (Properties menu).
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