USB drive and SD card mount failure.

Rapael Morcha raphael.morcha at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 21:10:51 GMT 2007


On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 08:44:30AM -0600, Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
> Hiya,
> 
> Since upgrading to 7.10, my USB drives and SD cards no longer automount.  On
> connect, i get the message:
> 
> Cannot mount volume.
> Unable to mount the volume
> Details >>
> mount: wong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing
> codepage or helper progra, or other error.  In some cases useful info is
> found in syslog - try
> dmesg | tail or so
> 
> So, dmesg says:
> 
> [682445.710000] sdb: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [682445.710000] sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
> [682445.712000] SCSI device sdb: 1994385 512-byte hdwr sectors (1021 MB)
> [682445.713000] sdb: Write Protect is off
> [682445.713000] sdb: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
> [682445.713000] sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
> [682445.713000]  sdb: sdb1
> [682445.717000] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdb
> [682445.717000] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
> [682445.992000] FAT: Unrecognized mount option "usefree" or missing value
> 
> 
> What seems to be the problem here, and how do i remedy it?  I can manually

Your sdb1 partition seems to be recognised.Make sure you have hal and gnome-volume-manager installed.

raphael at f9:[~] sudo apt-get install hal gnome-volume-manager;

Try mounting now. If even after installing them, it doesn't like to mount, delete the option marked (1) (i.e., "usefree") below from your /etc/fstab file.

raphael at f9:[~] sudo gedit /etc/fstab
<<<now delete the option "usefree">>>
for e.g., "/dev/sdb7 /mnt/veryphat vfat (1)<<usefree>>,defaults 0 0"

Try remounting mount;
raphael at f9:[~] sudo mount -a;

-- 
Cheers,
Raphael.




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