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  1. #1

    USB stick isn't accessible Kubuntu 8.04


    I have an Acer Aspire 5673WLmi, I recently installed Kubuntu 8.04. However it seems that usb devices isn't accessible. I tried using my external usb driver formatted as ntfs and a 4gig flash drive formatted as fat32.

    When I plug in both drives the autorun pops up. When I select open in new window. Dolphin opens up and on the bottom I get a error. The file of folder /media/PKBACK does not exist. PKBACK is the name of the USB drive.

    I'm quite new to linux and don't know much about troubleshooting these types of problems.

    Thank you

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Hi and Welcome !

    Plug-in USB drive, open Konsole and execute this
    sudo fdisk -l
    df -h
    Post output here.

    * Its small L in fdisk -l.
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  3. #3
    Thanks for the reply.

    However I seem to have sorted this problem out. The usb stick was named PKBACK#001 and when I changed the name to just "BACKUP". Everything went smooth. Strange maybe kubuntu can't handle the # in the file name.

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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    The #/hash sign denotes a comment in many Unix scripting languages. I would imagine that it was ignoring from then on in the mount line.

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