Can't Mount any Media devices

Asked by Brian Marine on 2012-10-30

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and not i cant mount any virtual media( jump drives, PSP, kindle, CD/dvd,)

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Can you mount them manually?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #2

how?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #4

i cant see how to, it shows kindle in the devices tab when i plug in my kindle and also displays the name of anything else i plug in but if i click on it it says, "Adding Read ACL for uid 1000 to '\media\brian' failed: operation not supported"

ok lets do this the easy way. Shove in some USB storage and wait 10 seconds, then run:

sudo fdisk -l; lsb_release -a; uname -a; mount; dmesg | tail

What is output?

Thanks

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #6

i have my kindle inserted
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2e9a647b

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda3 * 3074048 299997183 148461568 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 299999230 312580095 6290433 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 299999232 312580095 6290432 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 3282 MB, 3282272256 bytes
4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 100167 cylinders, total 6410688 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 16 6410687 3205336 b W95 FAT32
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux User-pc2 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
/dev/sda3 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/brian/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=brian)
[10749.028091] toshiba_bluetooth: Re-enabling Toshiba Bluetooth
[10749.232112] usb 3-2: >USB disconnect, device number 79
[10749.472081] usb 3-2: >new full-speed USB device number 80 using uhci_hcd
[10749.637940] usb 3-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=0930, idProduct=0508
[10749.637946] usb 3-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[10754.036471] toshiba_bluetooth: Re-enabling Toshiba Bluetooth
[10754.192110] usb 3-2: >USB disconnect, device number 80
[10754.464076] usb 3-2: >new full-speed USB device number 81 using uhci_hcd
[10754.630052] usb 3-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=0930, idProduct=0508
[10754.630058] usb 3-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #7

i also have two usb hubs

And what is the output of:

groups

Thanks

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #9

brian adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin nopasswdlogin sambashare jupiter

Looking good, Is there any output from:

sudo mkdir /media/4Gb; sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/4Gb -o user,rw,uid=1000

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #11

no but i can now open my kindle, but not my psp. this is the output now that i added my psp
Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders, total 312581808 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x2e9a647b

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 3074047 1536000 27 Hidden NTFS WinRE
/dev/sda3 * 3074048 299997183 148461568 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 299999230 312580095 6290433 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 299999232 312580095 6290432 82 Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 3282 MB, 3282272256 bytes
4 heads, 16 sectors/track, 100167 cylinders, total 6410688 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 16 6410687 3205336 b W95 FAT32

Disk /dev/sdc: 4098 MB, 4098883584 bytes
128 heads, 63 sectors/track, 992 cylinders, total 8005632 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 * 190 7999487 3999649 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal
Linux User-pc2 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:32:08 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux
/dev/sda3 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /run/user type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=104857600,mode=0755)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/brian/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=brian)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/4Gb type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,uid=1000)
[13134.035352] toshiba_bluetooth: Re-enabling Toshiba Bluetooth
[13134.248113] usb 3-2: >USB disconnect, device number 57
[13134.488076] usb 3-2: >new full-speed USB device number 58 using uhci_hcd
[13134.654096] usb 3-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=0930, idProduct=0508
[13134.654102] usb 3-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[13139.029742] toshiba_bluetooth: Re-enabling Toshiba Bluetooth
[13139.208109] usb 3-2: >USB disconnect, device number 58
[13139.448241] usb 3-2: >new full-speed USB device number 59 using uhci_hcd
[13139.614109] usb 3-2: >New USB device found, idVendor=0930, idProduct=0508
[13139.614114] usb 3-2: >New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0

brian adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin nopasswdlogin sambashare jupiter

Can you not see the layout of the command, and how you manually mount things. It's the same deal. Make an empty folder and mount to it. I'm not sure why stuff isn't automounting but it's clearly not because the file systems are in any way bad (remember to gracefully unmount things before you physically remove them)

I suggest you report a bug too

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #13

ok thanks

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #14

wait i tried to manually mount my psp and got this
brian@User-pc2:~$ sudo mkdir /media/psp; sudo mount /dev/sdc /media/psp -o user,rw,uid=1000
mkdir: cannot create directory `/media/psp': File exists
NTFS signature is missing.
Failed to mount '/dev/sdc': Invalid argument
The device '/dev/sdc' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?

Best Stefan Czinczoll (schollsky) said : #15

You've quite probably experienced this bug: #1048059

The solution is as followed:

1. Open a terminal window

2. Execute the following two commands (without comments):

# Add a folder
sudo mkdir /media/USERNAME

# assign the folder to my user
sudo chown USERNAME.USERNAME /media/USERNAME

Does this help?

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #16

yes thank you so much

Brian Marine (crysisfreak7) said : #17

Thanks Stefan Czinczoll, that solved my question.

Martitza (martitzam) said : #18

Thanks indeed. I solved the problem myself, but I am not happy. How does stuff like this get screwed up and past QA? I guess someone is too busy tweaking GNOME 3 or adding invasive search features. Clue to Canonical: Ubuntu is what is wrong with "Linux on the desktop." I stopped installing Ubuntu on new systems a year ago. Now I'm tempted to migrate my legacy Ubuntu systems to good old Debian. (I suppose I should at least consider RHEL, but I'll probably just go Debian.)