This is happening on both Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu 12.04 (the latter after I got frustrated to the point of formatting and reinstalling).
I have an Asus Eee with a built in SD card slot. I used to use an 8GB card for storage with no problems, but recently upgraded to a 32GB card. When I insert the card, nothing happens. It is not automatically mounted like the 8GB one was. When I type in
sudo fdisk -l, the information for
/dev/sda appears immediately, but the computer then pauses several minutes before giving the information about
/dev/sdb (which is the SD card slot).
I have to manually mount the card via
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/SIGMA. This takes even longer than fdisk; up to ten minutes. The drive is then mounted and accessible, but does not appear in the Places section of the Lubuntu file manager.
I don't know very much about diagnostics. Is there any way to tell whether the new SD card is damaged? Alternatively, can you suggest how to work out what is going wrong and how to fix it?
EDIT: Should point out that the SD card mounted with no problems on Windows 7.
EDIT2: The output from
sudo blkid was:
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="SIGMA" UUID="148ACD4F8ACD2E54" TYPE="ntfs"
EDIT3: See my comment to fabricator4's answer below. I added the SD card to the fstab file with the following line. The card now mounts automatically on boot, however it still takes a very long time for this to mount, which means booting the computer now takes several minutes longer than it used to. Have you got any idea what may be causing it to take so long?
/dev/sdb1 /media/SIGMA ntfs nls=utf8,umask=000,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0