I try and try and try but ubuntu 14.04 is not recognizing my flash drive. It's a Kingston Datatraveler which has never caused me any problems before until now. Anybody know what to do?
I fixed it. I tried the advice of pushing the USB in slowly. That didn't work.
What did work was pushing it in very slowly in a timed manner. Here is how:
dmesg -wH which keeps live updating
dmesg in your terminal.
And right at the moment where Ubuntu said that it recognized it. I stopped pushing it in any further. Weirdly enough, this is as much a skill as learning how to use a small screwdriver or a semi-complex game controller combination in a video game.
My Kingston Datatraveler mounted. It did not mount by pushing it in slowly, but by pushing it in very slowly and immediately stopping when dmesgh said: "USB Mass Storage device detected"