About me : begginer in Linux, average / good user in Windows. Not young any longer.

Main system data : Host: Smart Kernel: 5.0.0-29-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.13.3 Distro: Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)

Machine (a lightweigh cheap notebook for travelling)

Type: Laptop System: iNet product: ATRT221276 v: N/A ; Mobo: iNet model: ATRT221276 UEFI: American Megatrends v: Smartbook12x… date: 07/13/2018

CPU: Quad Core: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 type: MCP speed: 480 MHz - 1920 MHz Graphics: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx

Memory: 1.87 GiB used: 535.3 MiB (27.9%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.33

Storage :

  • eMMC, 32GB, with Windows installation
  • external removable microSD card, Kingstone 128 GB, NTFS, two Windows partitions, labeled D and E (connected in dedicated side slot)
  • external SSD, Kingston M.2 120 GB, connected to USB 3.0 slot. with Xubuntu Installation, or alternativelly
  • SanDisk UltraFlare memory stick, 32 GB, also connected to USB 3.0 slot. with Xubuntu LIVE version


As long as I use Xubuntu 19.04 LIVE USB, having kernel…SD card is always detected, mounted and works correctly.

When I use the SSD installation based on the same LIVE USB but updated right after install (to kernel, SD card is sometimes detected, sometimes letting me manually mount with Gparted, and sometimes disappering completely from the desktop, File Manager and even from Gparted. In other words, it works bad or is absent.

For example, in File Manager the two partitions of the same SD cars were sometimes seen as :

• /media/calin/E/
• /mnt/mmc-SD128_0x5ba806f9-part1/

but with the “correct” kernel provided by the LIVE USB are normally seen as :

• /media/calin/E/
• /media/calin/D/

How can I solve this ?
Thank you in advance
Calin Truta

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