Hi I've just started using Ubuntu 12.10 (today!) my first time with any non-windows OS. I wanted to retrieve some files after windows stopped working. I boot Ubuntu from a USB and it seems to work fine - I can access the internet etc. But I can't access any of my drives or even a USB drive. The error I get is "Adding read ACL for uid 999 to `/media/ubuntu' failed: Operation not supported"

Any help much appreciated:)

  • It should automount USB pendrives fine, and hard drives on the computer should be accessible from Nautilus (the file manager) Let us see what the system thinks it has. Insert a USB pendrive and paste the output from the command "blkid && sudo fdisk -l" into your question. (you can open a terminal with with <Ctrl><Alt><t>) Congratulations on your move to free and open source software. You are in for a difficult transition but once adjusted you will never go back. BTW you can paste the above command by marking it with the mouse and <Ctrl><c> to copy, then middle mouse button to paste. – fabricator4 Dec 8 '12 at 10:09
  • Hi and thanks for your suggestion. I actually tried the tip given here askubuntu.com/questions/202630/… which seems to work for now. I'm going to try to install properly now, not just off the liveusb – Michael Dec 8 '12 at 14:48

I too have been facing the same problem until coming to the link below.


The above address is actually one single line (i.e. no space/new line between +files and /udisks2_2.0.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb)

After downloading the .deb in firefox right click on the completed download on the download window and select "open folder containing the download". Double click on the downloaded file "udisks2_2.0.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb" to install/upgrade. Please ensure the internet connection is on while install/upgrade. U R Done. Now open File Manager and choose any drive to mount/surf.

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