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Old 12-09-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
kevinbenko
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USB mounting problem (solution)


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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.

SOLUTION:

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.
 
Old 12-09-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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Hi,

Did you figure out why 'udevd' wasn't running?
 
Old 12-09-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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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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