LinuxQuestions.org
Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
attilafx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2013
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unable to mount my USB drive. can't read superblock


I have a problem with my USB drive.
When I insert it in my Backtrack 5R2 it doesn't mount it.

i'm receiving the following message.
Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock

Any idea how to get my USB stick working again. It doesn't matter if I lose all data on it.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 09-01-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
Ygrex
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Russia (St.Petersburg)
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 666

Rep: Reputation: 68
try mounting /dev/sdb
 
Old 09-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
business_kid
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 6,426

Rep: Reputation: 561Reputation: 561Reputation: 561Reputation: 561Reputation: 561Reputation: 561
Is it formatted ext fs? Most of them are vfat.

Try fdisk -l to see what's there. Also when you plug it in, give it a few seconds and run

dmesg |tail -n 20

Post the output
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why does my usb drive mount read only mode unix1adm Ubuntu 10 11-30-2013 03:35 PM
[SOLVED] Usb flash drive error: Unable to read mount point hewjr1000 Linux - Newbie 4 11-18-2010 05:59 PM
Fedora will only mount my USB drive as read-only santiagosilva Linux - Hardware 6 02-17-2010 03:51 PM
bad superblock when trying to mount a USB hard drive shubb Linux - Hardware 4 04-29-2005 12:00 AM
unable to read superblock SPiZ Linux - General 2 12-31-2002 06:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration