Problems with mounting disks & usb flash
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Oct 16 10:37:14 BST 2006
I have put a mail out on this already (re usb devices not accessible)
but realise the problem is more complicated than just USB drives. So
I have a strange problem since a week or so. I am running Kubuntu 6.06.1
and have a disk partitioned in several "bits" like /, Home and swap.
There is also an ntfs partition and a vfat (small rescue thing).
Now if I go to "Storage Media" and click on any of the ntfs or vfat I
get the following message;
"Could not mount device. The reported error was: mount: /dev/sda2
already mounted or /media/sda2 busy. mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda2
is already mounted on /media/sda2"
More or less the same error happens if I insert a USB flash memory or a
In all cases I can get around it by "going root" and use eg Krusader in
root mode. I can then access the disk/usb/camera.
but a while ago I just accessed these no problems and when a USB or
camera was inserted I could access as "a normal user".
Anyone has ideas?
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