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    Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    Hello,

    I have been using Ubuntu quite a time but this problem has really stumped me.

    I can't mount Pendrives or USB storage devices anymore. They used to work on fresh install. The problem came after some updates.

    But if I logout and login, pen drive mounts automatically, But this is quite annoying to close all your work and relogin to mount USB drives.

    Please suggest me a solution or at least whats wrong.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    into a console:

    sudo update-usbids && sudo update-pciids

    mountmanager is an easy tool to deal with partitions and devices, install it with synaptic, then set your prefs with it

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    Thanks Dino for quick reply.

    I tried
    sudo update-usbids && sudo update-pciids

    It downloaded the new IDs but didn't resolved the problem

    I have installed the mount-manager also

    But I have few doubts

    1. Do I have to mount every pen drive manually by setting the mount point. In that case it will be very difficult to use

    2. As my pendrive mounts fine after I logout and login, I believe that my machine detects pendrive fine but there is some other problem

    3. I use my machine for bioinformatics and want to run least processes possible to improve productivity.

    "lsusb" shows my pendrive but doesnt mounts the drive


    setu@BloodhoundX:~$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0781:5406 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Micro U3
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6407 Microdia
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    setu@BloodhoundX:~$

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    I have also tried other fixes like

    sudo modprobe usb-storage

    AND

    setu@BloodhoundX:~$ sudo rmmod -f floppy
    [sudo] password for setu:
    ERROR: Removing 'floppy': No such file or directory

    AND

    Disabling Floppy in BIOS, there is no floppy drive or such option

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    Ok I tried mounting through mount-manager as suggested

    mount point used : /media/disk1

    Pen drive mounts successfully and I can transfer data too

    BUT, no safely remove option

    The name of drive is not recognized

    AND above all

    Cannot unmount

    Error: Unable to unmount disk1
    umount: /media/disk1 is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    I too have had maddening issues with the 10.04 Ubuntu release across the board regarding automounting of USB drives. Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Linux Mint 9 all share the same flaw even with current updates. This is obviously something major broken in the distro and none of the workarounds suggested have a prayer of succeeding. I am really tired of wasting my time trying to get USB drives to mount without rebooting.

    Can anybody answer if this is fixed in Ubuntu 10.10? I am about ready to ditch this junk and go back to Fedora or PCLinuxOS. I haven't had this much trouble with Ubuntu since the 8.xx release branch broke the Atmel wireless drivers.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    Ubuntu is going down now. They are busy releasing new edition every six months rather then fixing bugs. I have used Ubuntu for 4 years and now I believe that its worth going back to Windows or Fedora.

    I spend a lot of time fixing bugs and if I fix one. two more follows.

    Anyway, the problem got fixed after latest updates and now USB drives are working fine.

    But I still have late boot, no brightness control and random wi-fi disconnect problems

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    I cannot mount some USB drives and my camera in 10.04,
    although the same drives and camera can be accessed on another almost identical
    machine running 10.10.
    I don't know if I have messed up the OS or the hardware is at fault.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

    I am with you on this I started using ubuntu Warty Warthog and have used Ubuntu and recommended it to everyone but since 12.00 series people call me to fix problems that I my self have trouble fixing used to be it just worked now it needs help and i think that the powers that be have lost contact with the people that they orginally sought to
    serve now its a fanboy/linux nut type situation Unity S#@%s started using PCBSD hope to
    get a more stable system and not go with the FADS just my 2cents worth Dave

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 USB drives not mounting

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