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    Question Can't mount filesystem without partition

    Hi,
    I have a problem when inserting certain usb-sticks and using my Nokia N73 in mass storage mode, because they present themselves as storage device without partitions, instead filesystem is directly on device and Ubuntu won't mount it.

    What I mean, usually device is seen as, e.g. /dev/sda and partition on it is /dev/sda1 which is then mounted, but in my case the device is seen as /dev/sda without /dev/sda1 partition. It works if I mount /dev/sda manually, but that doesn't really fix the problem.

    Anyone have had similar problems? Anyone know how to fix this?

    Cheers, Lauri

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    Smile Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    Try

    mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda test -o force

    Create test directory

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    Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    It's not ntfs filesystem, it's plain ol' fat32 but without partition, so it confuses ubuntu automounter

    edit: it works if I do
    mount -t vfat /dev/sda test
    but my problem is that automounter won't do that
    Last edited by Aperculum; May 2nd, 2009 at 11:51 AM.

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    Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    For mounting NTFS and Fat32 parttion follow below url

    http://sahabm.blogspot.com/2009/03/m...-drive-in.html

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    Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Aperculum View Post
    Hi,
    I have a problem when inserting certain usb-sticks and using my Nokia N73 in mass storage mode, because they present themselves as storage device without partitions, instead filesystem is directly on device and Ubuntu won't mount it.

    What I mean, usually device is seen as, e.g. /dev/sda and partition on it is /dev/sda1 which is then mounted, but in my case the device is seen as /dev/sda without /dev/sda1 partition. It works if I mount /dev/sda manually, but that doesn't really fix the problem.

    Anyone have had similar problems? Anyone know how to fix this?

    Cheers, Lauri
    Hi,

    I use USB stick and my MP3 player (Transcend T-Sonic 820) on ubuntu. Ubuntu always auto mount both of my devices. I never had any problem. My friends Motorola phone also mount smoothly. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 and earlier 8.04

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    Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    Quote Originally Posted by zeex View Post
    Hi,

    I use USB stick and my MP3 player (Transcend T-Sonic 820) on ubuntu. Ubuntu always auto mount both of my devices. I never had any problem. My friends Motorola phone also mount smoothly. I'm using Ubuntu 8.10 and earlier 8.04
    Yes, my usb-sticks mount fine too, but that's because those have a partition on the volume and the filesystem is on that partition. If you mount any of those devices and do
    $ df -h
    it'll show you that mounted device is /dev/sdX1, but my problem is that if filesystem is directly on volume, without partition in between, automounter won't mount it.

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    Re: Can't mount filesystem without partition

    Quote Originally Posted by Aperculum View Post
    Hi,
    I have a problem when inserting certain usb-sticks and using my Nokia N73 in mass storage mode, because they present themselves as storage device without partitions, instead filesystem is directly on device and Ubuntu won't mount it.

    What I mean, usually device is seen as, e.g. /dev/sda and partition on it is /dev/sda1 which is then mounted, but in my case the device is seen as /dev/sda without /dev/sda1 partition. It works if I mount /dev/sda manually, but that doesn't really fix the problem.

    Anyone have had similar problems? Anyone know how to fix this?

    Cheers, Lauri
    I have the same problem, but I have 1 more question, how can I mount it on windows? also, It's not possible to copy the data to a different partition by using "gparted", because it says "uncollected space". I'll like very much to know if you got some solution.

    You can send me a E-mail 8450845@gmail.com

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