Problem mounting a USB flashdrive on Intrepid

Mark Haney mhaney at
Wed Dec 3 19:51:49 UTC 2008

Steven Davies-Morris wrote:
> It mounts and is both read/writeable on my computer (Intrepid). But
> not on the new Intrepid box I just put together last week for my wife.
> The device shows up/disappears when I plug it in/remove it. But when
> accessed her user is told:
> Cannot mount volume
> You are not privileged to mount this volume

Just for giggles, try mounting the volume manually.  Granted only root 
will have access to it, but it /will/ eliminate a USB problem on your's 
wife's system.

Although, I do believe Leonard is right, your wife's user account is not 
part of the disk group (or whatever group that's used for that.).

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Mark Haney
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