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I have jolicloud installed, and everything seems to be working, but when I plug in a USB and go to the drives section, it shows my usb, but it's grayed ...
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    Jolicloud USB problem


    I have jolicloud installed, and everything seems to be working, but when I plug in a USB and go to the drives section, it shows my usb, but it's grayed out and I can't click it.

    Anyone know what to do about this?

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    It seems many people have an error in the file /etc/fstab, which is causing the mount problem.

    Open a terminal, and do
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    to open the file as root.

    There should be a line that looks something like
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
    Comment that line out with a # so it looks like
    Code:
    # /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
    And restart.

    I have a friend with jolicloud, so I'll double check the exact line when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    It seems many people have an error in the file /etc/fstab, which is causing the mount problem.

    Open a terminal, and do
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/fstab
    to open the file as root.

    There should be a line that looks something like
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
    Comment that line out with a # so it looks like
    Code:
    # /dev/sdb1 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec 0 0
    And restart.

    I have a friend with jolicloud, so I'll double check the exact line when I get a chance.
    It didn't seem to make a difference. Still boots up the same way.

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    Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab

    Also, plug in a USB drive, open a terminal and post the output of
    Code:
    dmesg | tail
    sudo fdisk -l

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    "dmesg | tail
    sudo fdisk -l" gives me:

    [ 7529.233218] scsi 5:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 8.02 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 7529.239554] sd 5:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
    [ 7529.255559] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] 3907583 512-byte logical blocks: (2.00 GB/1.86 GiB)
    [ 7529.256836] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [ 7529.256849] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 45 00 00 08
    [ 7529.256857] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 7529.259149] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 7529.259167] sdb: sdb1
    [ 7529.265154] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 7529.265170] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    alec@alec:~$ sudo fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000ec817

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 19086 153308263+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 19087 19457 2980057+ 5 Extended
    /dev/sda5 19087 19457 2980026 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    Disk /dev/sdb: 2000 MB, 2000682496 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 243 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000663bd

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 1 243 1950873+ b W95 FAT32

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    Can you post the contents of /etc/fstab as well?

    While we try and figure this out, you can mount the disk the old fashioned way

    make a directory for it, in this case I'm naming it usb.
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /mnt/usb
    and mount
    Code:
    sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usb
    and you can now navigate to /mnt/usb to access your drive.

    Unmount as so
    Code:
    sudo umount /mnt/usb

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    Code:
    #Please post the output of
    mount
    #with the USB plugged in
    
    #Try this
    mkdir /var/tmp/J
    mount -t auto /dev/sdb /var/tmp/J
    #If no errors
    mount
    ls /var/tmp/J
    
    #If nothing does
    #Unplug
    halevt
    #Plug in
    I don't use Jolicloud, just gave it a shot recently, so I don't know if it uses HAL at all, may be not, in which case halevt will be missing.
    It seems from the previous messages that you just can't mount the USB drive, you should try manual mounting as root or through sudo.

    EDIT : reed9 post came in while I was typing !
    0 + 1 = 1 != 2 <> 3 != 4 ...
    Until the camel can pass though the eye of the needle.

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