Flash Drive isnt recognized

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celticshinobi
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Flash Drive isnt recognized

Post by celticshinobi »

well everyone, im back again...searching through forums and trying various things hasnt work yet again for this linux newb....

When I plug my usb drive in, nothing happens...nothing pops up at all...I pulled up gparted to see if was recognized at all at least, but even that doesnt see it..how on earth do I get it to the point that I can open up the poor little thing?
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Re: Flash Drive isnt recognized

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What flash drive on what os ?
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Re: Flash Drive isnt recognized

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Have you verified that the flash drive is in good working order on another computer?
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Re: Flash Drive isnt recognized

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Its Linux Mint.....10 I think
and yes it does work on my windows machine =\
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Re: Flash Drive isnt recognized

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Boot up Mint and give it a minute to get stable. Leave the USB stick unplugged.
Open a terminal window. Type the following commands;-
$ sudo dmesg -c -- Loads of text, ignore it
$ sudo dmesg -c -- No text this time, clears the log
Plug the USB stick in and wait about 5 seconds. Type the following and post the output here;-
$ dmesg
$ sudo fdisk -l
$ sudo blkid
$ lsusb
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