usb key not working

Torsten Curdt tcurdt at
Thu Sep 30 00:08:14 UTC 2004

Nick Kamenyitzky wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm having troubles with getting my USB key to work.  I'm using it on a 
> sony vaio laptop and am not having troubles with usb (my mouse works fine).
> When I go to plug in the key it first doesn't do anything.  Then when I 
> go to "Computer" and open the "usb0" device it gives me a mount error 
> like this;
> Unable to mount the selected volume.
> mount: I could not determine the filesystem type, and none was specified
> Then when I go specify the filesystem type in fstab (which I really 
> don't want to have to do) it says to me something different;
> Unable to mount the volume. There is probably no media in the device.
> mount: No medium found
> Does anyone have any suggestions to fix my problem?

have a look into output of "dmesg".
was does it say about sda?


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