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Old 08-22-2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Why can I not get my usb Sandisk to work with Unbuntu?


I try to mount the sandisk but I get this error every time.
*Unable to mount media there is probably no media in the drive*

can someone help?
 
Old 08-22-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Can you be more specific to what exactly did u do and what commands did u use to mount ?

Anways, to be more specific, I would jot down the simple steps to mount your USB.

Do fdisk -l
You will see one partition something like /dev/sda1, which is of USB.

Once you know that,

cd /mnt/
mkdir usb
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
cd usb


That's all !!! Let me know if you face any errors....

Thanks,
Ankit
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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I didn't use any commands. I placed my drive in the usb port, clicked on places and selected computer, from computer i selected my usb drive, when i double clicked on my usb drive it came up with that error.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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Ok. you used GUI.
Try to do what I jotted in my first post. In case you get errors, copy paste those here...
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #5
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when i type fdisk -l it dosen't do anything
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:30 PM   #6
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Usage: fdisk [-l] [-b SSZ] [-u] device
E.g.: fdisk /dev/hda (for the first IDE disk)
or: fdisk /dev/sdc (for the third SCSI disk)
or: fdisk /dev/eda (for the first PS/2 ESDI drive)
or: fdisk /dev/rd/c0d0 or: fdisk /dev/ida/c0d0 (for RAID devices)
...

I just typed in fdisk and that is what came up
 
Old 08-22-2007, 02:39 PM   #7
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Did you do "fdisk -l" ? it is small l (l as letter)
 
Old 08-22-2007, 03:35 PM   #8
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Yes i did fdisk -l
 
Old 08-22-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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did you do sudo fdisk -l?
 
Old 08-22-2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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ok

now it is asking for a password?
 
Old 08-22-2007, 05:07 PM   #11
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ok !!! I think you have not logged on as root...

Do you remember the password you entered while installing the OS ? enter that password..and you should be fine !!!
 
Old 08-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 14219 114214086 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 14220 14593 3004155 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 14220 14593 3004123+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris

ok Now we are getting somewhere I think

take a look at this and let me know if I am on the right path now
 
Old 08-22-2007, 05:54 PM   #13
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Ok GReat !! good going ...

Tell me, did you do fdisk -l when you had USB plugged in ? If no then plug it in and post the output of fdisk -l

Make sure you copy paste everything you get after fdisk -l

After you plug USB in, you should see another device with usually FAT32 partition type...in /dev
 
  


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