Problems with mounting disks & usb flash

Samuel Debruyn theoneandonlysam at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 15:54:31 BST 2006


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2006/10/17, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at gmail.com>:
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> 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:
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> > > 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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> >
> > --
> > See Ya'
> > Howard Coles Jr.
> > John 3:16!
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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?!?
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> Sinclair
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