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kevinbenko 12-09-2008 06:39 PM

USB mounting problem (solution)
### In case anyone has a similar problem


I am always able to successfully mount a USB device via KDE automounting, using the "mount" command, or using the "pmount command" the first attempt after system boot.

I've got the /etc/fstab written correctly, and everything works as it should for the first mounting after bootup.

However, on one of my systems, subsequent mounting of a USB device fails:
In the KDE environment, nothing happens.
via "(p)mount" I get the following error:

"mount: special device /dev/sda does not exist"

I'm certain that some readers have seen this message.


Normally, I'd reboot and everything would work OK, I'd be able to successfully mount the USB, after the reboot.

Today I got stubborn and refused to reboot

After some thinking, reading man pages, and drinking coffee, I discovered that "udevd" wasn't running.

#: /etc/init.d/udevd restart

fixed that and everything is now happy happy joy joy with mounting the USB.

onebuck 12-09-2008 11:11 PM


Did you figure out why 'udevd' wasn't running?

kevinbenko 12-09-2008 11:24 PM

WTF is killing "udevd"?
Nope, I haven't tackled that problem, yet.

But, thank you for reminding me to write that on a post-it note and stick it on the monitor....

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