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USB is detecting but not showing the drives or mount details.

Nothing there inside my /media folder and /mnt folder.

I already enabled automatic mount and give privilege to user also.

My sudo fdisk -l shows like:

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000d3ba7

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1       29637   238053376   83  Linux
/dev/sda2           29637       30402     6142977    5  Extended
/dev/sda5           29637       30402     6142976   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Any idea?

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The question is too general. You should elaborate on the problem - explain exactly what happens when you do xyz. –  mikewhatever Mar 26 '12 at 17:40
are you sure that this is all that appears from sudo fdisk -l? try connecting the drive then type sudo fdisk -l, wait untill you see the "$" sign again. It may take more than 5 minutes. ... I also want you to do something else... open a terminal, type ls /dev/ | grep sd then connect the drive then wait about 10 seconds then type ls /dev/ | grep sd again and post the results. –  Mina Michael Nov 18 '13 at 17:25

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Could you check the contents of "/media"? Also start a terminal session and type in the following:

tail -f /var/log/syslog

Then insert a USB key. In the output that is displayed you'll see a line like this hopefully:

Mar 26 11:43:45 dt-ca-its-linux01 kernel: [11512.782402] sdb: sdb1

The /media directory now also shows this:

user@linux01:/media$ ls

5F07-50A5 <- this is the USB key

Let us know if any of this shows up and then we'll work on the issues from there.

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Similar issue (I bailed after create usb startup disk messed up but it was working before) This is the syslog: pastebin.com/7xn2j7fg any clue? –  George Mauer Apr 4 '12 at 18:26

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