Problems with mounting disks & usb flash

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 04:55:46 BST 2006


On 16/10/06, Howard Coles <dhcolesj at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On 10/16/06, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > here goes;
> >
> > 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
> > USB camera.
> > 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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> I don't know but it sounds similar to my problem with a USB attached
> scanner. I can scan just fine as root, but I cannot access the device as a
> normal user at all.  I think many thought this was a Brother all-in-one
> printer problem, however, I'm beginning to think its more widespread than
> that.
>
> I haven't received any replies to my inquiry, if you find anything out
> please let me know as well.
>
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> Well I don't know if they are related. What I have now found out is that I
can't access CD/DVDs either as a normal user - and I definitely could do
that a while ago... so I think for me the problem is somehow related to
mounting disk-devices. Though I certainly don't understand how it could all
of a sudden change?!?

Sinclair
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