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Sometimes, yes. If I try to mount another USB device, such as a maxtor external HDD, and then mount the USB key, the problem may occur, but it is infrequently. It never happens mounting the floppy or CD/CDRW drives. I have separate entries in my fstab file for each filesystem I want to mount.
Looks like all of the USB modules are being loaded. In assigning IDs to storage devices the OS will uses /dev/sda to the first device recognized. The next will be /dev/sdb and so on. There are some exceptions like my PC but we will get to that. ...
Floppies and CDROM devices are different because there ID never changes so you shouldn't have problems i.e unless of course there USB.
If you plug in the USB device and then look at the output of the console command dmesg you will see the OS assigning a device ID. So your keydrive might not be sda all of the time. With my PC if I plug my keydrive in to the USB 2.0 it will assign it /dev/sdb if though it is the only USB or SCSI like device connected.
Futhermore, USB drives use SCSI emulation so if you have any real SCSI devices they will also be assigned /dev/sdx IDs.
Is there a way to 'warm restart' the filesystem? What I mean is, is there a way I can restart the mounting of this filesystem(s) just as though I were restarting the computer. If I reboot, the problem disappears for a time, maybe a few days. I am trying to run my computer 24/7 with linux just because I can. Plus, I shouldn't have to reboot for such a minor aggravation as this one.