[Solved somehow] Re: USB, flash drive no longer mounted after editing /etc/fstab

Alan E. Davis lngndvs at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 12:00:02 UTC 2008

My problem that my USB flash drive was not mounted has sorted itself out,
perhaps after I corrected a typo in /etc/fstab---miscellaneous garbage of a
couple of lines.  I did not do anything else of note.

However, maybe it just worked itself out.

Thank you,

Alan Davis

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 11:43 AM, Alan E. Davis <lngndvs at gmail.com> wrote:

> I recently installed virtualbox-2.0 on three different machines running
> intrepid ibex.  It worked without a hitch, on all three.  Networking worked
> out of the box.  USB doesn't.  I followed some instructions found here<http://davestechsupport.com/blog/category/howto-ubuntu/>and edited the file /etc/fstab, adding a line at the bottom.  Two separate
> sites had a similar instruction, with perhaps a slight difference, and
> another site suggested to edit another file in /etc/init.d/ to get usb
> working for virtual box.  I added:
> none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=46,devmode=666 0 0
> This did not work, and I then commented it out.  VirtualBox works fine, but
> I have to live without the usb facility.  I only use it for one program
> related to work.
> After this, only on this one machine, the usb flashdrives do not any longer
> mount automatically.  Instead of the name of the VFAT flashdrive  showing up
> on "Places" as KINGSTON, and mounted as /media/KINGSTON, now the following
> is seen in places:  "USB Drive", and when it is clicked, the drive is not
> opened or mounted.  I have to unplug and plug, study the output of "dmesg"
> and mount it manually.
> What I fear is that running with that line in /etc/fstab might have caused
> some config file to be updated, leaving the functionality of automounting
> for the system in an unusable state.
> Can anyone shed light on this?
> Thank you very much.
> Intrepid Ibex is a fine piece of work.
> Alan
> --
> Alan Davis
> "It's never a matter of liking or disliking ..."
>       ---Santa Ynez Chumash Medicine Man

Alan Davis

"It's never a matter of liking or disliking ..."
      ---Santa Ynez Chumash Medicine Man
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