View Full Version : USB drive will not mount

16th April 2008, 02:15 AM
ok I am using Win Vista as my host and vm ware with fedora 6. FC6 is unable to mount the USB drivebut, VMware is able to see the USB drive an request the drive to be mounted. Any help is appreciated. thanks


16th April 2008, 03:34 AM
I remember FC 6 had problems mounting large USB drives. My advice is to upgrade to F 8. You can try if F 8 will mount the drive using a live DVD.

Anyway, check the system output in /var/log/messages file.


16th April 2008, 05:45 AM
Have you try lsusb command in Fedora 6. Did it detect your usb drives ... sda or sda1 or whatever ?

16th April 2008, 06:13 PM
yes, I have used lsusb cmd and the USB stick did show up. however I was unable to figure out if it was sda or sda1.


16th April 2008, 09:58 PM
Most likely your problem is vista and/or vmware.

after you plug in your usb disk, type "dmesg" and see if there is anything new at the bottom that indicates the new hardware has been found. If not, then you should look at vista/vmware and/or delete vista and install fedora on the hardware. When given the option, you should always run windows virtualized with a linux host, that way when windows crashes or otherwise causes problems, it will be easy to deal with.

17th April 2008, 08:47 PM
actually, its reverse. Vista and vmware are able to read the usb stick. I can select the usb stick to be loaded onto fedora. It's when I get to fedora the usb stick doesn't pop up. I have to manually mount it and some times that doesn't work either. Another thing due to parameter that I am competing on I have to stick to the current setup that I have described earlier.

17th April 2008, 09:21 PM
You're not listening. Perform the test I suggest.

19th April 2008, 03:41 PM
yes it sees it

19th April 2008, 05:00 PM
ok I can manually mount the usb stick but I can't get it to automatically do it

21st April 2008, 04:28 AM
Can you please post the result of "dmesg | tail -n 30"?