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I have a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB flash drive and Ubuntu doesn't see it. Windows 7 can see it so I think this is a problem with Ubuntu.

How can I fix it?


sudo fdisk -l gave:

Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320071851520 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 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: 0x000a2b52

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          13      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2              13       22494   180573914    7  HPFS/NTFS
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3           22494       38914   131892225    5  Extended
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda5           22494       38392   127699968   83  Linux
/dev/sda6           38392       38914     4191232   82  Linux swap / Solaris

Disk /dev/sdb: 4022 MB, 4022337024 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 489 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: 0x00000000

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1         490     3927936    6  FAT16
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(488, 254, 63) logical=(489, 3, 26)

mount gave:

/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,commit=0)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda1 on /media/System Reserved type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/eitan706/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=eitan706)
/dev/sda2 on /media/62689A296899FBCB type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/PENDRIVE type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)
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Could you post the output of the commands "sudo fdisk -l" and "mount" (without the quotes), while the stick is plugged in. The first lists all storage devices that are seen, the second lists all storage devices that are mounted and can be accessed. –  aureianimus Sep 5 '11 at 17:45
    
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The output you posted shows that the drive is seen by fdisk:

Disk /dev/sdb: 4022 MB, 4022337024 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 489 cylinders 

And also it is currently mounted at /media/PENDRIVE:

/dev/sdb1 on /media/PENDRIVE type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,dmask=0077,utf8=1,showexec,flush)

I believe it should appear as PENDRIVE in the left panel of the file browser - clicking on it there would show you the drive contents.

What makes you think Ubuntu doesn't see it?

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Strange,now I see it appeared in the file browser though I remember it didn't appeared there yesterday. –  Eitan Fishman Sep 6 '11 at 8:37
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