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Old 10-16-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
americulchie
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Angry Usb flash drive not recognized




I am having trouble with getting my flash drive recognized. I would love a simple answer. I am not a geek plain English please.Simple is best.



Thanx to all who responded will try them all.

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Old 10-16-2009, 09:48 AM   #2
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Try "modprobe usb-storage"
 
Old 10-16-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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can you post the output of lsusb with it plugged in. also try fdisk -l /dev/sdx (i dont know what x would be on your machine.)

also try doing
Code:
sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
and then plug it in and paste in the stuff it prints out here.
__________

is there stuff on it; does it work on any other machine.
maybe you need to format/ partition ?

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #4
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Have you tried a force mount?

ubuntu i believe the option is

sudo mount /dev/(yourdevice) /media/(yourmntpoint) -o force

If it works, i'd recommend copying the data off of it onto your main disk, and then reformat the USB.
 
Old 10-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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I would also check to see if udevd is running (provided you're 2.6.+ kernel)

[root@jenny]#ps -ef |grep udevd
root 636 1 0 Oct10 ? 00:00:00 /sbin/udevd -d
root 18896 18764 0 13:44 pts/3 00:00:00 grep udevd
 
  


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