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    Default Can't mount USB sticks

    openSUSE 12.3, KDE 4.10.5

    Trying to look at the various USB sticks scattered about the desk, but plugging one in gives no popup from the Device Notifier. Thought I might have a H/W problem, but same scenario on my laptop, too. Put in a DVD, Device Notifier runs, and the DVD is mounted. Hmmmmm.

    dmesg give this output, when stick plugged in and removed:
    Code:
    gwb@gidney:~> dmesg | tail -25
    [  828.145594] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [  828.145600] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [  828.145606] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [  866.158172] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
    [ 1638.553201] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
    [ 1638.673955] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=13fe, idProduct=3e00
    [ 1638.673967] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 1638.673975] usb 2-1: Product:                 
    [ 1638.673982] usb 2-1: Manufacturer:         
    [ 1638.673988] usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 07C10303857C3E47
    [ 1638.675302] scsi6 : usb-storage 2-1:1.0
    [ 1639.753501] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access                               PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
    [ 1639.754247] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [ 1640.910527] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 15646720 512-byte logical blocks: (8.01 GB/7.46 GiB)
    [ 1640.911852] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [ 1640.911864] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00
    [ 1640.913261] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [ 1640.913270] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 1640.918359] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [ 1640.918362] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 1640.941261]  sdb: sdb1
    [ 1640.945490] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [ 1640.945493] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 1640.945496] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [ 1681.193929] usb 2-1: USB disconnect, device number 5
    Anybody else having problems with USB memory?
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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    On 2013-07-17 21:06, GeoBaltz wrote:

    > dmesg give this output, when stick plugged in and removed:
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > gwb@gidney:~> dmesg | tail -25

    ....
    > [ 1639.753501] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 4
    > [ 1639.754247] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    > [ 1640.910527] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 15646720 512-byte logical blocks: (8.01 GB/7.46 GiB)
    > [ 1640.911852] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off

    ....
    > --------------------


    Run at this poing "file -s /dev/sdb".

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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    Check if you can manually mount it.
    Code:
    mkdir diskTest
    sudo mount -t auto /dev/sdb1 diskTest
    df -T
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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    Code:
    cloyd:/home/gwb # file -s /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: # ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'openSUSE-12.3-DVD-x86_640110    ' (bootable)
    Followed by:
    Code:
    cloyd:/home/gwb # mount -t auto /dev/sdd /mnt
    cloyd:/home/gwb #
    And, lo and behold, the device notifier pops up with the USB stick as an available device.

    Tried with a couple of sticks, and no action from the device notifier until after I manually mount it. DVDs are prompted for as soon as the drawer is closed.

    Edit: Oops, forgot; df -T shows this stick as iso9660.
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    As a matter of fact, I also have a similar problem (12.3, 64 bit, KDE 4.10.5). The only usb stick that I own is an ancient Dell 256 Mb device that I got around 2005. When I set up my current laptop with 12.3, I was surprised when it didn't mount. I just plugged it in again, and it didn't mount. I ran

    Code:
    john@linux-f2k5:~> dmesg | tail -25
    [ 2107.040195] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=vmnet8 OUT= MAC= SRC=fe80:0000:0000:0000:0250:56ff:fec0:0008 DST=ff02:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:00fb LEN=84 TC=0 HOPLIMIT=255 FLOWLBL=0 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=44 
    [ 2107.040269] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=vmnet1 OUT= MAC= SRC=fe80:0000:0000:0000:0250:56ff:fec0:0001 DST=ff02:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:00fb LEN=84 TC=0 HOPLIMIT=255 FLOWLBL=0 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=44 
    [ 2115.656347] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC= SRC=fe80:0000:0000:0000:2677:03ff:fef5:5e9c DST=ff02:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:00fb LEN=84 TC=0 HOPLIMIT=255 FLOWLBL=0 PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=44 
    [ 2529.748856] usb 3-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd
    [ 2529.760776] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=08ec, idProduct=0015
    [ 2529.760783] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [ 2529.760787] usb 3-1: Product: Dell Memory Key
    [ 2529.760791] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: M-SysT5
    [ 2529.760794] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: 08A1C9406080C4F1
    [ 2529.819469] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
    [ 2529.819580] scsi6 : usb-storage 3-1:1.0
    [ 2529.819656] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
    [ 2529.819657] USB Mass Storage support registered.
    [ 2530.819464] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     M-SysT5  Dell Memory Key  5.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 2530.820272] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
    [ 2530.821996] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
    [ 2535.437251] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 499711 512-byte logical blocks: (255 MB/243 MiB)
    [ 2535.437529] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [ 2535.437533] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 2535.438486] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page present
    [ 2535.438492] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 2535.442565]  sdb: sdb1
    [ 2556.356872] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=24:77:03:f5:5e:9c:90:f6:52:c0:fb:fc:08:00 SRC=10.1.41.67 DST=192.168.0.100 LEN=159 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=127 ID=8048 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=3 CODE=3 [SRC=192.168.0.100 DST=10.1.41.67 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=63 ID=27264 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=24449 DPT=55487 LEN=111 ] 
    [ 2558.350414] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=24:77:03:f5:5e:9c:90:f6:52:c0:fb:fc:08:00 SRC=10.1.41.67 DST=192.168.0.100 LEN=159 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=127 ID=8051 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=3 CODE=3 [SRC=192.168.0.100 DST=10.1.41.67 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=63 ID=27265 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=24449 DPT=55487 LEN=111 ] 
    [ 2562.348208] SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=24:77:03:f5:5e:9c:90:f6:52:c0:fb:fc:08:00 SRC=10.1.41.67 DST=192.168.0.100 LEN=159 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=127 ID=8057 PROTO=ICMP TYPE=3 CODE=3 [SRC=192.168.0.100 DST=10.1.41.67 LEN=131 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=63 ID=27266 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=24449 DPT=55487 LEN=111 ] 
    john@linux-f2k5:~>
    Which shows it as there. The *interesting* thing is that, while I was typing this message, the thing mounted by itself (with pop-up). That was maybe 3-4 minutes after I plugged it in, and after I ran "dmesg | tail -25". I don't quite know what to think about that..... Maybe this is totally unrelated to your problem, but when you said that your sub stick wouldn't mount, it triggered the memory.

    Edit: I just repeated the process. It mounted after just under 5 minutes.

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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoBaltz View Post
    Edit: Oops, forgot; df -T shows this stick as iso9660.
    This is why you are having problems.

    This started happening in opensuse 12.2, if I recall correctly. Presumably it was a change to udev or whatever is looking. It does not see USBs that are iso9660. But other USBs are fine.

    I'm not sure, but I suspect this is also the cause of another problem. When installing from the DVD iso written to a USB (at least for 13.1 milestones), if I hit F4 and tell it to find the repos on a hard disk it fails to find them -- presumably because the USB is iso9660. If I do the install without hitting F4, it does fine.
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    nrickert wrote:

    >
    > GeoBaltz;2572695 Wrote:
    >> Edit: Oops, forgot; df -T shows this stick as iso9660.

    >
    > This is why you are having problems.


    Yabbut maybe not for the reason below.

    >
    > This started happening in opensuse 12.2, if I recall correctly.
    > Presumably it was a change to udev or whatever is looking. It does not
    > see USBs that are iso9660. But other USBs are fine.
    >


    I found another old stick with a 12.2 KDE Live image on it. This one was
    recognized by the notifier immediately; then it said "Unable to mount". I
    was able to mount it manually with `mount -t auto /dev/sdd /mnt`.

    Could it be a problem with the funky isos that supposedly will "Secure
    Boot"?

    > I'm not sure, but I suspect this is also the cause of another problem.
    > When installing from the DVD iso written to a USB (at least for 13.1
    > milestones), if I hit F4 and tell it to find the repos on a hard disk it
    > fails to find them -- presumably because the USB is iso9660. If I do
    > the install without hitting F4, it does fine.
    >
    >



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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by GeoBaltz View Post
    Could it be a problem with the funky isos that supposedly will "Secure
    Boot"?
    I don't think so. The 32-bit iso for 13.1M3, copied to a USB, is also not recognized. And there is no secure-boot for 32-bit. I see only a single partition on the 32bit USB, but two on the 64bit USB.
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    On 2013-07-18 00:56, nrickert wrote:
    >
    > GeoBaltz;2572695 Wrote:
    >> Edit: Oops, forgot; df -T shows this stick as iso9660.

    >
    > This is why you are having problems.
    >
    > This started happening in opensuse 12.2, if I recall correctly.
    > Presumably it was a change to udev or whatever is looking. It does not
    > see USBs that are iso9660. But other USBs are fine.
    >
    > I'm not sure, but I suspect this is also the cause of another problem.
    > When installing from the DVD iso written to a USB (at least for 13.1
    > milestones), if I hit F4 and tell it to find the repos on a hard disk it
    > fails to find them -- presumably because the USB is iso9660. If I do
    > the install without hitting F4, it does fine.


    Remember that the 12.3 DVD, being ready for uefi, really contains two
    partitions. It can not be automounted: what would you mount?


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    Default Re: Can't mount USB sticks

    nrickert wrote:

    >
    > GeoBaltz;2572695 Wrote:
    >> Edit: Oops, forgot; df -T shows this stick as iso9660.

    >
    > This is why you are having problems.
    >


    Yabbut, maybe not for the reason below.

    > This started happening in opensuse 12.2, if I recall correctly.
    > Presumably it was a change to udev or whatever is looking. It does not
    > see USBs that are iso9660. But other USBs are fine.
    >


    I found another old stick that had a 12.2 KDE live image on it. This one
    was recognized by the notifier, but it then said 'Unable to mount'. I was
    able to mount it manually with `mount -t auto`.

    Could it be the funky format of isos that are supposedly able to do secure
    boot?


    > I'm not sure, but I suspect this is also the cause of another problem.
    > When installing from the DVD iso written to a USB (at least for 13.1
    > milestones), if I hit F4 and tell it to find the repos on a hard disk it
    > fails to find them -- presumably because the USB is iso9660. If I do
    > the install without hitting F4, it does fine.
    >
    >



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