USB Flash Drive Not Auto mounting on openSUSE 11.3 / GNOME 2.30.2

USB Flash drive appearing in GParted but not auto mounting

GParted Screenshot:-

Open terminal and write

# mount <usb stick>

:~> mount /dev/sdb1
mount: can’t find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

mount is not working

With the device plugged in, open a terminal and try this (as regular user)

udisks --mount /dev/sdb1

Any errors? If not, navigate to /media… with nautilus file manager. Report back.

@All-Thanks for the replies

In ordinary user mode as well as super user mode output is as follows,something seems to be inhibiting the mounting of the drive :frowning:

:~> udisks --mount /dev/sdb1
Mount failed: Daemon is inhibited

That result is still progress, as it shows it could be a policy issue. Have a look at /usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/

cat cat /usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/

and check out this section

<action id="">
    <description>Mount file systems from removable drives.</description>
    <message>System policy prevents mounting removable media</message>

Is yours the same? It can be edited directly if necessary, or adjusted if necessary via a GUI tool (described here):

FWIW, I note the udisks package contains a file


which may also play a part in your user access issues (though I don’t see a section there that pertains to removable devices).

Another useful diagnostic approach will be to get the name of the unmounted removable device from

fdisk -l

(You’ll need to issue as root for the above command). It may be /dev/sdb1 for example. Then type

udisks --show-info /dev/sdb1

with the appropriate device name. That may show useful info for the device file in question.

@deano_ferrari - seems tobe according to your specification :- Ref:- SUSE Paste

I removed drive and I tried mounting again,now it says:-

:~> udisks --mount /dev/sdb1
Mount failed: Error mounting: mount: you must specify the filesystem type

NOTE:-Issue occurs only with adata drive and not with the other kingston c10 Data Traveller. SUSE mounts c10 perfectly even now .But adata fails

Adata drive which i have :-

“fdisk -l” output : SUSE Paste

“udisks --show-info /dev/sdb1” output : SUSE Paste

That would indicate to me that its having trouble identifying the file system.

 udisks --mount /dev/sdb --mount-fstype vfat

Edit: You may need to reformat this device based on this info

  block size:                  512
  job underway:                no

It should be able to tell you what partition type it is for example.

For reference , a storage device I have at hand (with a valid fs):

size:                        510132224
  block size:                  512
  job underway:                no
  usage:                       filesystem
  type:                        vfat
  version:                     FAT16
  uuid:                        1234-5678