usb key not working

Nick Kamenyitzky nick at
Thu Sep 30 00:11:31 UTC 2004

haha I'm such a goose
it took device /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

works perfectly now
i can't believe i didn't check that

anyways thanks for all your help

Torsten Curdt wrote:

> 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?
> cheers
> -- 
> Torsten

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