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Old 05-25-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
David Gaguine
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Unable to mount USB flash drive in SuSE 10.1


I am a newbie to Linux. I upgraded from Suse 10 > 10.1 and now can't mount my USB drives properly. It was working fine before. If plug in any USB drive KDE daemon detects it as an unmounted removable medium if I try to open it it says "permission denied". Whats even weirder is if I plug a second USB drive into any other USB port, then that will mount fine. It seems the first plugged in device will not mount properly.

Any suggestions

I am running ASUS A4k laptop (AMD 64) with SUSE 10.1 32bit edition Linux version 2.6.16.13-4

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Old 05-25-2006, 03:57 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if this is correct. Try changing the line in /etc/fstab
from:
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0
to:
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto,mode=0660 0
and make yourself a member of the disk group.
If mount balks at "mode=0660" try "devmode=0660" instead. The man mount page is confusing. It lists the option for usbfs as being "devmod=mode" but the default given is "mode=0640", so I don't know if "mode=" or "devmode=" is the correct usage.

Another way would be to edit or add a udev rule.
 
Old 12-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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Look in you /etc/fstab file and remove the line corresponding to your flash drive. Usually will look like /dev/sdb1 or the like.

When Suse creates this it locks out the drive.

Unplug-replug your drive and it will work.

Last edited by Steel_J; 11-20-2007 at 06:30 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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Steel_J, this works perfectly. This happen to me after I installed ntfs-3g and ntfs-config. As you mentioned delete the reference to the device(s) in the fstab. They cannot exist in the /etc/fstab text file because these devices are loaded dynamically.

Debian distro and works well.

Lex
 
Old 06-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #5
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Glad to see older posts still help people.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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Glad to see older posts still help people.
Yup, still helping people.

I had the same issue as above. Installed ntfs-3g and it created entries in my fstab file.

Thanks again.
 
  


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