It's 4 GB USB pen drive. Formatted NTFS. USB2. Works fine on windows on the same computer (and others). It has the contents of a windows xp installation disc.
...I just cannot mount it. When I connect it nothing happens but I believe Ubuntu can see it.
Here are some command outputs
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[ 164.703187] ieee80211 phy0: rt2800usb_txdone: Warning - Got TX status for an empty queue 2, dropping [ 554.953670] usb 1-4: USB disconnect, device number 2 [ 565.092026] usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci [ 565.227144] usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0951, idProduct=1641 [ 565.227150] usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 565.227154] usb 1-4: Product: DataTraveler C10 [ 565.227157] usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Kingston [ 565.227160] usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 0019B9087CD7A9C1164B005C [ 565.227564] usb-storage 1-4:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 565.228288] scsi4 : usb-storage 1-4:1.0 [ 566.228802] scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access Kingston DataTraveler C10 8.20 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [ 566.229160] sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0 [ 566.229950] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] 7825408 512-byte logical blocks: (4.00 GB/3.73 GiB) [ 566.231158] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off [ 566.231164] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 23 00 00 00 [ 566.231904] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 566.231910] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 566.237756] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 566.237762] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 567.282038] sdb: unknown partition table [ 567.287030] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 567.287036] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 567.287040] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
the part concerned with the device from
sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 4006 MB, 4006608896 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 487 cylinders, total 7825408 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0066cd1f This doesn't look like a partition table Probably you selected the wrong device. Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ? 63 7825407 3912672+ 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
sudo blkid doesn't show the device
Tried to mount it with those commands:
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /media/somefolder/someotherfolder but it gives
mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /media/somefolder/someotherfolder
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory ntfs-3g 2013.1.13AR.1 external FUSE 29 - Third Generation NTFS Driver Configuration type 7, XATTRS are on, POSIX ACLS are on Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Yura Pakhuchiy Copyright (C) 2006-2009 Szabolcs Szakacsits Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Jean-Pierre Andre Copyright (C) 2009 Erik Larsson Usage: ntfs-3g [-o option[,...]] <device|image_file> <mount_point> Options: ro (read-only mount), windows_names, uid=, gid=, umask=, fmask=, dmask=, streams_interface=. Please see the details in the manual (type: man ntfs-3g). Example: ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows News, support and information: http://tuxera.com
sudo ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/somefolder/someotherfolder gives exactly the same output as above.
pmount /dev/sdb1 kingston gives;
Error: device /dev/sdb1 does not exist
edit! "Disks" sees the device!! (the Kingston one) ... but what next?
edit: output of
sudo mount -t ntfs -o loop=/dev/loop3 /dev/sdb /mnt
NTFS signature is missing. Failed to mount '/dev/loop3': Invalid argument The device '/dev/loop3' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS. Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?