Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am 90 % sure the drive is fine :-( - Was copying data from it yesterday.

Lent the drive from a mate to copy data, now it can't be found, plugging in and out no change - AAAHHH he is going to KILL me. Please help :-)

share|improve this question
    
Plug the drive in and then pastebin the output of sudo fdisk -l and dmesg | tail See help.ubuntu.com/community/Pastebinit –  bodhi.zazen Dec 28 '11 at 16:24
add comment

2 Answers

Here is the Ubuntu official guide to automounting USB:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Mount/USB

If you have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, maybe you can take a look at this guide here:

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/05/fix-usb-devices-automount-not-working.html

You can also try to use Disk Utility, available in the Ubuntu Software Centre:

https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/natty/gnome-disk-utility/

share|improve this answer
    
Disk Utility fixed my issue –  Siddharth Feb 13 '13 at 3:22
add comment

Try this also: This has something to do with the BIOS and floppy drives.

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/05/fix-usb-devices-automount-not-working.html

This worked for me when nothing else did. I tried:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
dconf-editor
sudo apt-get install usbmount
pmount

Finally I did modprobe as described in link which worked!

sudo modprobe -r floppy
share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.