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Old 08-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #16
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Box opens for me to make changes.
Are you using touchpad or mouse click on box, I ask because on my laptop sometimes the touchpad doesn't push buttons.

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #17
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What kind of file system does the device have?

Try running fdisk -l from a terminal with the device plugged in and post the output. You likely will have to do this with root privileges.
 
Old 08-08-2011, 10:11 PM   #18
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On mine, the U3 doesn't show in fdisk -l, but the storage does as Fat32. U3 is a dos executable, that's the part I was letting the OP know doesn't work in linux. If they want to play around they probably can try wine, but the fat partition is useable on linux.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 01:18 AM   #19
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It's FAT32 SanDisk. I did try to open it through wine but failed anyways.
The output from fdisk -l is:
Disk devsdb: 16.0GB, 16008609792 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optional): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device boot
/dev/sdb1

Start
1

End
19947

Blocks
15633392

Id
c

System
W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Sorry i can't just copy and paste because it's my laptop that i am having trouble with and internet on it isn't working either ha.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 03:20 AM   #20
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Does your system have disk utility?
You can mount from there, it'll ask for root password.
The fat portion is storage & you wouldn't need wine foraccess.
U3 is windows dos executable.

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:13 PM   #21
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No i do not have a disk utility that i know of. I will try messing around with one and get back to you. Thanks for the suggestion bro.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #22
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You should also be able to see that drive in your file manager
listed as U3 & usb0
 
Old 08-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #23
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Maybe i just should try mounting the usb drive using the command line? Could you please walk me through it?
 
Old 08-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #24
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Okay. So i plug it in and open up Thunar and it's on the list on my right hand side. Right below "Network". Then i double click on it. Is this clear enough?
When you see it here right-click on it & choose 'browse' or 'mount' from dropdown list.
 
Old 08-09-2011, 08:11 PM   #25
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I stole this from ubuntu site.

"
Manually Mounting

Using mount

Get the Information

Sometimes devices don't automount, in which case you should try to manually mount it. First, you must know what device we are dealing with and what filesystem it is formatted with. Most flash drives are FAT16 or FAT32 and most external hard disks are NTFS.

sudo fdisk -l

Find your device in the list, it is probably something like /dev/sdb1.

Create the Mount Point

Now we need to create a mount point for the device, let's say we want to call it "external". You can call it whatever you want, just please don't use spaces in the name or it gets a little more complicated - use an underscore to separate words (like "my_external"). Create the mount point:

sudo mkdir /media/external

Mount the Drive

We can now mount the drive. Let's say the device is /dev/sdb1, the filesystem is FAT16 or FAT32 (like it is for most USB flash drives), and we want to mount it at /media/external (having already created the mount point):

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137

The options following the "-o" allow your user to have ownership of the drive, and the masks allow for extra security for file system permissions. If you don't use those extra options you may not be able to read and write the drive with your regular username.

Otherwise if the device is formatted with NTFS, run:

sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/external

You must have the ntfs-3g driver installed. See MountingWindowsPartitions for more information.

Unmounting the Drive

When you are finished with the device, don't forget to unmount the drive before disconnecting it. Assuming /dev/sdb1 mounted at /media/external, you can either unmount using the device or the mount point:

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

or:

sudo umount /media/external

You cannot unmount from the desktop by right clicking the icon if the drive was manually mounted.

Using pmount

There is a program called pmount available in the repositories which allows unprivileged users to mount drives as if they were using sudo, even without an entry in /etc/fstab. This is perfect for computers that have users without RootSudo access, like public terminals or thin clients.

pmount can be used with the same syntax as mount (but without sudo), or quite simply as follows:

pmount <device> [ label ]

Example:

pmount /dev/sdb1 flash_drive

This will mount the device /dev/sdb1 at /media/flash_drive

If you leave off the label option, it will mount by default at /media/device

To unmount the device, use pumount, like so:

pumount <device>

Example:

pumount /dev/sdb1

For more help, you can see the man pages for pmount and pumount.

Unmounting Explained

Before disconnecting devices, you must unmount them first. This is similar to "Safely Remove" in Windows in that the device won't unmount until data is finished being written to the device, or until other programs are finished using it. This applies to all types of storage devices, including flash drives, flash cards, external hard drives, ipods and other media players, and even remote storage like Samba or NFS shares.

Failure to unmount before disconnecting the device can result in loss of data and/or a corrupted file system. There are no exceptions to this rule. Be safe - unmount your drives before disconnecting them! "

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Eddy when i try to mount it like that It says i am not authorized.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:59 PM   #27
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when i got to this bit sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /media/external -o uid=1000,gid=1000,utf8,dmask=027,fmask=137
the following error came up: wrong fs type, bad option. bad superlock on /dev/sdb1 missing codepage or helper program, or other error in some cases usefil info is found syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
 
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Since it is a windows device try it on a windows machine, keep in mind if you set password on it linux can not access it.
 
Old 08-12-2011, 04:54 AM   #29
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But i never did set anykind of password on it.
 
  


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