[SOLVED] Cannot mount volume (USB Flash drive)

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Fri Oct 31 22:59:01 UTC 2008

When I plug in a USB flash drive I get a pop-up message (from
gnome-volume-manager, I think) simply saying:

    Cannot mount volume.
    Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume.

(If I wanted useless error messages I'd use a different OS).

The question, of course is 1) what is the invalid option, and 2) where
is that invalid option stored so I can change it?

I finally resolved this with gconf-editor, but wanted to post in case
anyone else has this issue (and as I'll forget in a year).

In gconf-editor:


one of the mount options was "usefree" which I removed and now can
mount the usb drive.  Curious how that got added, of course.

See also:


Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org
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