[ubuntu-uk] FW: USB Drives

Michael Wood admin at x3n.me.uk
Tue Jun 5 01:58:26 BST 2007

Dave Walker wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-04 at 22:41 +0100, Ian Pascoe wrote:
>> Hi
>> The USB drive doesn't appear anywhere in /Media - I see my floppy drive, two
>> CD Rom drive and the various HD partitions, but nothing else.
>> I've run DESG and there's a lot of output!  What's the command to send the
>> screen output to a text file, in particular I need to send it to HDB4 aka
>> "Dual Data", file name output.txt?
>> Cheets
>> E
> <snip>
I wouldn't bother with faffing around with dmesg output right yet.

There are quite a few known issues with Feisty and mounting USB storage 
at the moment.

It's worth checking the output of the command fdisk -l (not run as sudo) 
after you have plugged in the device.
If there is output then you will have all the info you need to mount it.

for example: `fdisk -l`

Disk /dev/xxx: 129 MB, 129892352 bytes
16 heads, 16 sectors/track, 991 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 256 * 512 = 131072 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/xxxx   *           1         990      126703+   6  FAT16

if you get something like that you can manually mount it using `pmount 

changing xxxx for the name of the device that the output of `fdisk -l` 

pmount will mount arbitrary hotpluggable devices as normal user if it is 
successful you should find the device is mounted to the location: 

to unmount the device use pumount /dev/xxxx

- Michael

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