My flash drive won't mount.

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by LAPIII, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. LAPIII

    LAPIII Registered Member

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    My Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 flash drive won't mount. In Linux Mint 17.02 file manager, when trying to open it, I get this message:

    usb-error .png

    The file manager does read that its location is:

    Code:
    /media/luis/USB drive
     
  2. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    It might be a shot in the dark, but you could try opening a terminal and enter: sudo fdisk -l

    You'll need your administrative credentials to initiate the command. See then if you can access its contents from the file manager.
     
  3. AutoCascade

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  4. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Mount folder names shouldn't have spaces.
     
  5. LAPIII

    LAPIII Registered Member

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    Thanks AutoCascade, I found the answer at the site:
    1. Going to the Linux "disks" application.
    2. Clicking the USB drive I was trying to mount in the devices section (window left).
    3. Clicking more actions under the Volumes filesystem partition section (two little gears right of the minus/plus signs).
    4. Clicking edit mount options (top of the mount options window).
    5. Clicking to TURN ON Automatic Mount Options.
     
  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    I find that using Disk Utility is a great tool for Linux to help solve these kinds of problems, in addition to using the command line approach, as it is most useful as root by first creating a mount point directory, and then issuing the mount command of the device file to that mount directory.

    -- Tom
     
  7. AutoCascade

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    I've been throwing some distros on usb drives lately to try them out and had to format them with gparted to get them back to being mounted. Not sure why though.
     
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