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inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 01:21 PM
my usb flash stopped automatically mounting for some reason... when i do a fdisk -l i see it there... but i cant access it... also when i use the same flash on win xp it works fine... i used two other flashes on my ubuntu and they worked fine... im really confused...
:confused:

bumanie
June 8th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Did you remove it from windows via the 'safe removal' routine? If not go back to xp and shutdown the device correctly. Incorrect removal from windows is often a cause of such devices not mounting in linux. Post the exact error message, even a screenshot if possible.

inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 01:43 PM
thats the strange thing i did the 'safe removal' routine... and still its not mounting...

bumanie
June 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM
As you can see it in fdisk -l, when it's plugged in, try sudo mount /dev/sdc1 (substitute the correct device name if it's not sdc1)

inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 05:52 PM
As you can see it in fdisk -l, when it's plugged in, try sudo mount /dev/sdc1 (substitute the correct device name if it's not sdc1)

this is the result of the fdisk -l

:~$ fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sdb: 33.5 GB, 33554432000 bytes
249 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4177 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15687 * 512 = 8031744 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 4178 32767937 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

this is what i did next

sudo mount /dev/sdb1
mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

i hope this clears it more... :)

inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 07:24 PM
i have a problem trying to explain what im facing... so plz ask me specific questions so i can be more precise...

MrWES
June 8th, 2008, 07:58 PM
first type

sudo mkdir /media/MyFlash

then

sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdb1 /media/MyFlash

inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 08:12 PM
first type

sudo mkdir /media/MyFlash

then

sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdb1 /media/MyFlash

i tried it and and this is what i got

:~$ sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdb1 /media/MyFlash
mount: unknown filesystem type 'fat32'

cariboo
June 8th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Substitute vfat for fat32 and you should be ok.

Jim

vlaklak
June 8th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I had the same problem before. Use another usb flash, it will recognize it i think. Also if you have an Windows Access, use your USB Flsh in it and unmount the usb flash while using Windows.

inter-m
June 8th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Substitute vfat for fat32 and you should be ok.

Jim
thanx thats what i was looking for its working now...
but i was wondering why was it not automatically mounting like my other flash???