so i have this problem that came up out of the blue. i have no idea what possibly could have caused it.
i can't mount usb's. they used to automount just fine by themselves, but now they don't mount automatically and i can't mount them manually either.
this is the command i run when i try to mount usb's manually.
i run that command and it just sorta stays stuck there..
sleepee@sleepee-laptop:/dev$ sudo mount /dev/sdb/ /media/USB/
i know it doesn't take more than 5 seconds to mount, so when i pull the usb after i get tired of waiting, i get this
something similar happens when i run fdisk -l
mount: special device /dev/sdb does not exist
if i run that command with the USB in, i get that output, but the terminal won't give me a prompt until i remove the USB.
sleepee@sleepee-laptop:~$ sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x44c64793
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 409599 203776 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 409600 495666353 247628377 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3 495669634 976559219 240444793 5 Extended
/dev/sda4 976560128 976771119 105496 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda5 956076408 976559219 10241406 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda6 495669636 557102069 30716217 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 557102133 956076344 199487106 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
running the command without the USB will give me the same output and will immediately give me prompt too..
gparted won't recognize the USB partition either...
i'm kind of a newbie so i don't know what else to try. i just can't manage for my laptop to see my usb's.
My Linux install won't recognize my USB's. My windows partition sees my USB just fine.
BTW, i'm running 64 bit Mint 12 (based on Oneiric) if that matters