Originally Posted by frankbell
Many questions, no answers.
What distro/version of Linux and what type of flash device? What error messages, if any, did you see on the screen? How was the memory of the flash device "misconfigured" and how did that manifest itself?
You could check the logs. The most likely place you'd find something is /var/log/messages, but, if the crash was sudden, there's a chance the system didn't get the opportunity to log anything.
1-Recently i was using Mandriva2011 and now i am using Mandriva2012.
2-Flash device's name is:
"Kingston DataTraveler 2.0"
3-The error messages have a long story! now i have to
some years ago i bought this flash memory to be able to transfer the Cafe-Net downloaded files to my computer because at that time i had no access to internet at home...
another reason for using flash memory was my cdrom problems....http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4732392
at that time i was using both Windows and Linux on my PC
after some time one of my operating systems(i do not remember which one!) informed me that this device shows some suspicious activity! then recommended to make a new entry for that..and i did and changed the original name to kinge ...it was working until next errors and disorders that prevented the mounting of device...then i formatted that device several times during the next months using other public computers which in some cases
the result was a success ..
then i decided to not to use Windows anymore but because of my modem problem(my other post!) and no internet access at home i had to use this device again more and more..
Recently while upgrading to Mandriva2011 and Mandriva2012 afterwards , this device caused more problems:
-I could not mount that easily!
-the kinge entry was not mountable and the default name was returned again automatically! also a partition made automatically and labelled automatically
-system notification showed two names for one device! one of which was not mountable(did not exist message)
-sometimes the device could not be unmounted ..an error message saying that: ...can not unmount because one or more files are open in an application!!...i could not find that application...and in some cases there was no files in that!
so . i had to pull out the device without unmounting
after restart system crashed and entered to emergency state..the first time i had to reinstall the OS but the next time i did a lot and found that pulling the device out had caused that so inserted the device again and restarted this time boot succeeded!
At last i could unmount the device and now i do not dare to attach that device to PC anymore!
This was the emergency state messages:
recovering journal ok
Dependency failed.Aborted start of /media/sdc1
Dependency failed.Aborted start of setup links in /boot for running kernel
Dependency failed.Aborted start of relabel all file systems if necessary
Welcome to emergency mode......
give root password..type "systemctl Default"or ^D.....type ctrl+D to continue