F9: USB memory stick won't mount [SOLVED???]
kevintm at ameritech.net
Wed Jul 2 12:43:30 UTC 2008
Brian Mury wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-01 at 17:58 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>> It looks from the messages that it is being properly detected, but
>> HAL is not mounting it. While it does not explain the problem, you
> lsusb shows it as "Feiya Technology Corp. Memory Bar". Google found
> this, and some other similar pages:
> Unfortunately that fix didn't work for me - the entry in
> 10-usb-music-players.fdi does not exist.
>> may be able to get it to mount if you give it a label. For the FAT
>> file system used on most memory sticks, it is easy to do in Windows,
>> but it is a bit complicated to do in Linux.
> I tried it in Windows, it appears to already have a label ("CORSAIR").
> If I mount it from the shell, as root, it shows up as "8.1 GB Media", no
> name... and the "USB Drive" is still there and unmountable (that is,
> there are two separate GNOME icons after mounting).
> It is formatted as FAT32, BTW, so that should be ok.
> Ok... This is strange... While writing this email, I was moving the
> drive back and forth between a Windows and a Fedora box. I mounted it as
> root, wrote a short text file to it, moved it to Windows, edited the
> file, moved it back to Fedora and it worked... Tried unplugging/plugging
> a few tries and it seems fine. Weird
So now it mounts as a non-root user? Or was it never unmounted but just
yanked from the machine? Sounds like a permissions problem with your
mounting as a non-root user.
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