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    mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/stick

    hello,
    hoping i wouldnt have to resort to posting. ive done my research still no luck. running mint 10. trying to mount my 8 gig HP flashdrive bc it wont automount...

    Code:
    eee mo # lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 03f0:3207 Hewlett-Packard 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 13d3:5071 IMC Networks 
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    eee mo # fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00062080
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1       19087   153309184   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2           19087       19458     2978817    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5           19087       19458     2978816   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 8015 MB, 8015282176 bytes
    247 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1022 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 15314 * 512 = 7840768 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1        1022     7825423    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    eee mo # mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/stick
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
           In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
           dmesg | tail  or so
    /media/stick is an existing directory.
    any suggestions? mint 10 is whack? thank you great ubuntu community

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    Re: mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/stick

    Did you see this?

    Quote Originally Posted by muuwt1 View Post
    Code:
    eee mo # mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/stick
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1,
           missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    It looks as though you could have a corrupted filesystem. Have you tried mounting the stick in Windows?

    Also, try this:

    Code:
    udisks --mount /dev/sdb1
    Don't do that command as root. But I doubt whether it would work anyway if the fs is damaged.

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    Re: mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/stick

    Help, I have this same error when trying to mount a usb disk.
    wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so

    that, I might add, would mount perfectly fine, prior to when I created a backup of my picture directory.

    ok I backed it up with this command (sudo tar cvf /dev/sbd1 . )

    Ok here are the details, after executing this command it put a bunch of gibberish files on the usb thumb disk but apparently that's what is was suppose to do because I could untar the files
    (tar xvf /dev/sdb1)
    into another directory and recover the files I just backed up. Ok everything seems fine. I don't know why the backup was created like it was, but it was my first backup to a usb thumb disk. I'm still learning. Maybe I just happened to look at the wrong page from google. The command described was how to backup to Tape, I thought it would be fine for Disk.

    However when I unmounted the usb and plugged it back in and restarted the computer, the usb would not mount.

    I did a lsusb and found it.
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0781:5530 SanDisk Corp.

    I then looked in the dmesg to identify the correct device
    dmesg
    [ 247.185730] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [ 247.185737] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
    [ 247.185741] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 247.190405] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 247.195803] sdb: sdb1
    [ 247.198478] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 247.198487] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk

    when i attempted to mount it with this command. (yes another google page)
    sudo mount -t vfat uid=me gid=users /dev/sdb /home/me/Desktop/flash

    I got this error
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so


    dmesg shows
    [ 360.981267] FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
    [ 360.981274] VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sdb.
    [ 402.113575] EXT3-fs (sdb): error: can't find ext3 filesystem on dev sdb.

    Help, How in the world was it working fine when I first backedup to the usb thumb drive, only to give me the finger when I rebooted and attempted to remount the disk thumb drive.

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