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Old 02-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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/dev/sdf and /dev/sdb special device cannot mount


hi i have memory card reader i forget the exact name and but i belive its a 5-6 in one it does: smartmedia/xD | MMC/SD | usb port | CompactflashI/II | Ms/Ms Pro. i insert the media into the sdcard port and the computer can see the card it knoes its there its /dev/sdb but it wont mount nor can it be formated etc.. in disk utilities when i do su mount /dev/sdb1 /home/usb/sdcard this is what i get:

ladyrokabye bloodyscript # mount /dev/sdb1 /home/usb/sdcard
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist


i also have the same exact problem with my blackberry curve and this is its output:

ladyrokabye bloodyscript # mount /dev/sdf1 /home/usb/blackberry
mount: special device /dev/sdf1 does not exist


the only difference is that in disk utilities the blackberry is viewed as a RIM Blackerry

this is my dmesg for both devices:

ladyrokabye bloodyscript # dmesg | tail
[16019.000063] usb 4-1: USB disconnect, address 4
[16022.932031] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[16023.097241] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[16023.103222] scsi10 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[16023.103405] usb-storage: device found at 5
[16023.103410] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[16028.105067] usb-storage: device scan complete
[16028.108074] scsi 10:0:0:0: Direct-Access RIM BlackBerry SD 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 CCS
[16028.109315] sd 10:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 0
[16028.124158] sd 10:0:0:0: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk


are there drivers im missing or am i just doing it wrong?
 
Old 02-26-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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Have a look in /var/log/messages too. If you don't find enough information, up udev's logging level and re-plug:
Code:
udevadm control --log-priority=info
Put it back to normal with
Code:
udevadm control --log-priority=err
 
Old 02-28-2010, 08:05 PM   #3
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ok so i went to /var/log/messages as root and the file is completly empty i even tried opening the document through the file browser as root and it still was empty. i did the commands you told and nothing new happened so i put it back to normal. thank you for your hellp though. i restatred my computer and now i got new information from dmesg and here it is:

[ 7.016013] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 7.179591] usb 4-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 7.185502] scsi6 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 7.185917] usb-storage: device found at 2
[ 7.185923] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 7.392013] usb 5-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 7.553864] usb 5-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 7.556852] scsi7 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[ 7.557773] usb-storage: device found at 2
[ 7.557778] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[ 12.186883] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 12.189868] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access RIM BlackBerry SD 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 4 CCS
[ 12.192062] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
[ 12.201821] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 12.446686] TuxOnIce: Normal swapspace found.
[ 12.459809] TuxOnIce: Failed to initialise the lzo compression transform.
[ 12.462978] EXT3-fs: sda1: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (40).
[ 12.463171] EXT2-fs: sda1: couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (40).
[ 12.504264] EXT4-fs (sda1): barriers enabled
[ 12.531819] kjournald2 starting: pid 4166, dev sda1:8, commit interval 5 seconds
[ 12.531830] EXT4-fs (sda1): delayed allocation enabled
[ 12.531838] EXT4-fs: file extents enabled
[ 12.532272] EXT4-fs: mballoc enabled
[ 12.532293] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
[ 12.558431] usb-storage: device scan complete
[ 12.561384] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Generic USB SD Reader 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 12.564384] scsi 7:0:0:1: Direct-Access Generic USB CF Reader 1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 12.567383] scsi 7:0:0:2: Direct-Access Generic USB SM Reader 1.02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 12.570384] scsi 7:0:0:3: Direct-Access Generic USB MS Reader 1.03 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
[ 12.572871] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
[ 12.574825] sd 7:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
[ 12.577001] sd 7:0:0:2: Attached scsi generic sg6 type 0
[ 12.579055] sd 7:0:0:3: Attached scsi generic sg7 type 0
[ 16.796343] udev: starting version 150
[ 17.224514] input: PC Speaker as /devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input5
[ 17.312852] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 915G Chipset
[ 17.313390] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: detected 7932K stolen memory
[ 17.317526] agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: AGP aperture is 256M @ 0xd0000000
[ 17.332224] iTCO_vendor_support: vendor-support=0
[ 17.338935] parport_pc 00:06: reported by Plug and Play ACPI
[ 17.339011] parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778), irq 7, dma 3 [PCSPP,TRISTATE,COMPAT,ECP,DMA]
[ 17.632363] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 17.640534] <6>8139cp: 10/100 PCI Ethernet driver v1.3 (Mar 22, 2004)
[ 17.640597] 8139cp 0000:02:02.0: This (id 10ec:8139 rev 10) is not an 8139C+ compatible chip, use 8139too
[ 42.804018] usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 53.049017] usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 69.299024] usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 69.545021] usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 79.466771] EXT4-fs (sda1): internal journal on sda1:8
[ 79.791024] usb 5-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 79.933155] sd 7:0:0:0: Device offlined - not ready after error recovery
[ 79.933195] sd 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[ 79.933206] sd 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[ 79.933215] sd 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[ 79.933221] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] READ CAPACITY failed
[ 79.933224] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Result: hostbyte=0x01 driverbyte=0x00
[ 79.933229] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Sense not available.
[ 79.933238] sd 7:0:0:0: rejecting I/O to offline device
[ 79.933244] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
[ 79.933248] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 00 00 00 00
[ 79.933251] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
[ 79.933397] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 80.041744] sd 7:0:0:1: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 80.046166] sd 7:0:0:2: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
[ 80.117188] sd 7:0:0:3: [sdf] Attached SCSI removable disk


am i misstaken or is it recognising that the 8-1 reader is there along with all the drives as well as the blackberry.

ok well i got into my blackberry i was stupid and didnt set it to mass storage. this worked so i can acess my flash card through my phone but know im still curious and wondering why my alcor 8-1 reader isnt working the way it should be it worked b4 i had linuxbut that was like a couple years ago could it be that its to old and damage or is it a driver/configuration problem?

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