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Thread: Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

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    Default Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

    Hi, I have some minor problem with mounting USB stick in latest Tumbleweed . When I try to mount USB fat32 stick with dolphin there is red message about can't mounting drive. When I manually mount drive with mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt I can open it in dolphin but write is only possible with super user dolphin.
    It seems related to this bug ? https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1046268

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    Default Re: Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

    Mounting USB devices on loop devices is common.

    I wrote a guide on how to mount loop devices that's probably easier to follow than standard documentation.

    https://en.opensuse.org/User:Tsu2/loop_devices

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    Default Re: Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

    Dont know if its the case you mean but i just simply created (formated) usb fat32 with cfdisk, then created fat with mkfs.vfat and if i want to open it in dolphin i cant.Can not be mounted. Some time ago it did work ok, dont know what caused it .
    Only solution for now is to mount it through terminal and open it in super user dolphin.

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    Default Re: Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lumio View Post
    Dont know if its the case you mean but i just simply created (formated) usb fat32 with cfdisk, then created fat with mkfs.vfat and if i want to open it in dolphin i cant.Can not be mounted. Some time ago it did work ok, dont know what caused it .
    Only solution for now is to mount it through terminal and open it in super user dolphin.
    If you skim through what I wrote,
    You'll notice some similarities and some differences.

    Mounting a loop device (which supports mounting a file system in a backing file or pointing to a hardware device) is slightly different than the regular mount command.

    Recommend you test the sample I describe exactly so you understand what is happening, then you can repeat trying other options like pointing to a device.

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    Default Re: Can't mount fat32 USB stick in plasma dolphin ?

    Solved: it was easier than it seems, previously was on this USB stick some linux iso.
    So I purged it with: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=100.
    Thencreated fat32 with cfdisk and finally mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1.
    Mounts and works like a champ again.

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