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I applied some new updates last night and now I dont' have permissions to mount my flash drive. In both the etc/group and the User Settings I have permissions to ...
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    Ubuntu 8.10 Unable to mount flash drive after recent update


    I applied some new updates last night and now I dont' have permissions to mount my flash drive. In both the etc/group and the User Settings I have permissions to automatically mount usb devices. I looked at similar bug reports, but theres too many logs to see what the soloution is.

    So how do I fix this problem, and or roll back updates?

    Edit: It can mount my ipod fine but it can't seem to mount any kind of flash drive.

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    Was this a kernel update?

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    Alright I found out why it wont work. For some odd reason my flash drive wants to use the same device id as one of my ntfs drives. How would I go about changing what device name usb drives use?

    I reverted to an old fstab file and now my flash drive will recognize, but my ntfs drive won't. Heres the fstab file im using atm:

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    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=47a13fa1-68c1-4fbc-b70d-b6f4f14cf32c /               ext3    relatime,erro$
    # /dev/sda5
    UUID=b3e3e180-8e6f-4ecf-aeb4-b91063feb58d none            swap    sw           $
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0       0
    /dev/sdb1 /media/Storage1NTFS ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
    /dev/sdc1 /media/Storage2NTFS ntfs-3g defaults 0 0
    Here's the drives I get when I type sudo fdisk -l:
    Code:
    /dev/sdb1   *           1       60801   488384001    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdc1               1       30401   244196001    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sdd1   *          16        7748     1979456    e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)
    /dev/sdb1 is the drive that does not work

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    I guess you would do a fdisk -l with the usb drive plugged in to see what Ubuntu says about what the disks drive labels are first. Then copy and paste readout in next post.

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    Refresh your browser as I made a typo on that command.

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    I posted the results of fdisk -l as well as my fstab file in my post above.

    I got it to work by installing pmount and recreating the dir for the drive that did't work. Now both the ntfs drive and the flash drive work

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    glad you got it sorted. I got called away on rescuing a broke down motorcycle on the freeway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianWizard View Post
    I posted the results of fdisk -l as well as my fstab file in my post above.

    I got it to work by installing pmount and recreating the dir for the drive that did't work. Now both the ntfs drive and the flash drive work
    I know you already solved this problem. I'm having a similar problem with mounting USB thumb drives. What do I enter into the terminal command line to to recreate the dir?

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