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Thread: USB flash drive

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    Cool USB flash drive

    I've a 2GB usb flash drive.
    The problem with this is its displayed in \home directory:
    When i try to open it,it displays "Unable to mount media.There is probably no media in the drive"

    Please help me with this...

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    Re: USB flash drive

    What data do you expect to find on the USB stick, and how was the data put there? I have never experienced any difficulty in mounting USB data sticks formatted as FAT16, FAT32, ext2 or ext3 (I haven't tried the other normal options).

    On the other hand, bootable disks prepared by making a direct copy of an IMG file or a hybrid ISO file may well not mount normally, since there is not much that the system can sensibly do with them. However, you should be able to clear and reformat them with a partition editor (gparted or the like) if you really want to do so.

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    Re: USB flash drive

    After inserting the USB stick, type the following command and paste for us the output:

    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l

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    Re: USB flash drive

    Sorry for the delayed reply..



    upesh@upesh-desktop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
    [sudo] password for upesh:

    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80060424192 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9733 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x172f172e

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 1530 12289693+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 1531 8315 54500512+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda3 8316 9733 11390085 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 1531 2254 5815498+ b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda6 2255 3529 10241406 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda7 3530 4422 7172991 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda8 4423 6971 20474811 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda9 6972 8246 10241406 b W95 FAT32
    /dev/hda10 8247 8315 554211 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    upesh@upesh-desktop:~$

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    Re: USB flash drive

    Screen Shot of my computer is as follows:
    Last edited by uppidada; June 3rd, 2009 at 04:09 AM.

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    Re: USB flash drive

    Someone help me with this..please.!!

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    Re: USB flash drive

    Is it a DOS startup disk? If so, I have the same problem and can only add/remove/edit/etc files from a Win system without formatting the disk.
    -o)
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    Re: USB flash drive

    Nopes.. It is a 4GB USB flash drive.

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    Re: USB flash drive

    Ok based on your output it looks like your system isn't even recognizing the USB device.
    What happens if you try another USB stick? Does that work?

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    Red face Re: USB flash drive

    Yes.Other USB's work.
    Has it gone wrong with USB stick..?? or is there any debugging that i can do..

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