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Old 12-17-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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usb device doesn't work


kim@Kimmie:~$ sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/sdb1
mount: /dev/sda already mounted or /mnt/sdb1 busy
kim@Kimmie:~$

when I put the usbstick in my computer it says:

An error occurred while loading media:/sdb1:
The file or folder media:/sdb1 does not exist.

what am I doing wrong this time??



Kim
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:37 AM   #2
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Plug in your usb stick with no other usb devices plugged in if possible and list the output from the lsusb command please, it may give a hint as to what is needed to mount your disk.

p.s. what distro are you using?

p.p.s the output of the command df may also be of use

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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lsusb-->
kim@Kimmie:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 041e:4106 Creative Technology, Ltd Nomad MuVo MP3 Player
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


distro--> kubuntu 5.10


df-->
kim@Kimmie:~$ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/Ubuntu-root
16513960 2725656 12949444 18% /
tmpfs 258128 0 258128 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs 258128 12644 245484 5% /lib/modules/2.6.12-9-686/volatile
/dev/sdb1 125888 103328 22560 83% /media/usbdisk
kim@Kimmie:~$

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:20 AM   #4
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what is the output of:


ls /media/usbdisk

as it looks as though its already mounted
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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kim@Kimmie:~$ ls /media/usbdisk
02-anymi.mp3 41-DireS.mp3 SETTINGS.DAT
03-Eagle.mp3 Audio Bullys - Snake.mp3 Systemof.wav
08-Golde.mp3 britney spears - i love rock n roll.mp3 TheProd1.mp3
(14)Aeri.mp3 FranzFer.mp3 TheProdi.mp3
17-RedHo.mp3 Recycled
kim@Kimmie:~$

very strange I can't reach it, I have read something about turning usb support on but I wouldn't know where I can do that...
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:27 AM   #6
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What do you mean by you cant reach it? Can you copy files from the disk but not to? or can you only list the contents of the disk? If it is the latter you may have some kind of write protection switch on the disk itself (my usb disk has one)
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:30 AM   #7
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when I go to-->storage media, he isnt there I can't find him anywhere!
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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I've never used Kubuntu (i think its one of those cd based distros, right?) and so cannot help on its specifics im afraid. What i would do is use the commandline, i.e.

cp /root/pinkfloyd.mp3 (or whatever) /media/usbdisk/pinkfloyd.mp3

or when i have a large number of files i use the command mc to open the midnight commander and copy the files from one window to the other.

Sorry i cant help more. You could look here: http://tuxmobil.org/player_linux_survey_creative.html

regards

jameson
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:38 AM   #9
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that's ok! you have been a great help, thank you!!

Kim
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:42 AM   #10
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np, does it let you copy files from the commandline? if so then its prolly just something needs reconfigured to make -->storage media, point to /media/usbdisk

hopefully you can find some kubuntu guru to help you out with that.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 11:59 AM   #11
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it doesn't let me copy I think
I want to give it up at tis moment...blegh
 
  


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