erratic mounting problems
I have had this same problem with usb keys of varying types, usb and internal zips and floppies. there seems to be no pattern whatsoever - sometimes they work but often not.
most of the time i get an "unable to mount" message and often it shows icons with the appropriate names but does not recognise if its a folder or a text file. I also get "attempt to login failed" messages alot.
I've used the mount points feature of mandrake control center (in 10.1) as well as checking the fstab manually without success or change in erratic results. my fstab has not changed in a week, but I've had greatly varying results consistently.
we seem to be facing similar issues... i feel your pain :wink:
I know this post does not help your problem... but you're not alone.