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Old 10-10-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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New to Linux and need help mounting usb drives


I am very new to Linux ubuntu got it because friend said it way better than windows.The problem I am having is with my thumb drives. I can not get them to work. It says I am unable to mount. The only way to get one to work is put one in wait tell it says it is unable to mount then put the second one in. At that point I am able to look at the second drive. How do I fix this?
 
Old 10-10-2009, 01:33 PM   #2
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plugin the stick
open a terminal
type
Code:
dmesg
look at the output for errormessages.
if needed retype dmesg to see the latest output
 
Old 10-10-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
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I am very new to Linux ubuntu got it because friend said it way better than windows.The problem I am having is with my thumb drives. I can not get them to work. It says I am unable to mount. The only way to get one to work is put one in wait tell it says it is unable to mount then put the second one in. At that point I am able to look at the second drive. How do I fix this?
After plugging the pendrive type in terminal and post:
Code:
sudo fdisk -l
dmesg
Mounting a drive:
Code:
sudo mkdir /media/drive
sudo mount /dev/sdaX /media/drive
 
  


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