Generally all usb devices mount automatically. Only this device when I connect it I don't see it. However I could mount it with the mount command: sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt and I see its contents. But why does it not mount automatically?

Here's some information about it:

Output of sudo fdisk -l:

WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sdc'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.

Disk /dev/sdc: 8004 MB, 8004304896 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 973 cylinders, total 15633408 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: 0x17362d1c

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdc1               1    15633407     7816703+  ee  GPT

Screenshot with some information:


It contains a bootable windows7 64bit installer.

btw Cairo dock detects it!

cairo dock scrnsht

requested screenshot

output of dmesg: ( command used: watch -n 0.1 "dmesg | tail -n $((LINES-6))" )

[151598.476345] usb 3-7: new high-speed USB device number 36 using xhci_hcd
[151598.492869] usb 3-7: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, idProduct=5567
[151598.492871] usb 3-7: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[151598.492872] usb 3-7: Product: Cruzer Blade
[151598.492873] usb 3-7: Manufacturer: SanDisk
[151598.492874] usb 3-7: SerialNumber: 4C530199941217122025
[151598.493304] usb-storage 3-7:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
[151598.493419] scsi17 : usb-storage 3-7:1.0
[151599.494750] scsi 17:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SanDisk  Cruzer Blade     1.26 PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[151599.495090] sd 17:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
[151599.496040] sd 17:0:0:0: [sdd] 15633408 512-byte logical blocks: (8.00 GB/7.45 GiB)
[151599.497078] sd 17:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off
[151599.497081] sd 17:0:0:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 43 00 00 00
[151599.497312] sd 17:0:0:0: [sdd] Write cache: disabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
[151599.513785]  sdd: sdd1
[151599.515872] sd 17:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI disk
  • @AndreaLazzarotto no they're GPT too. fdisk shows the "GPT detected" part on my other drives too. Does GPT relate to the issue? May 27, 2016 at 17:17
  • @AndreaLazzarotto it says "ask what to do". more attempts are welcome XD May 28, 2016 at 11:33
  • @AndreaLazzarotto I changed it but no luck, still not automounting. Edited in the output of dmesg. I used a different command because the -n needed a number of lines May 28, 2016 at 15:31
  • Sorry, my bad. I wanted to write -n 30 and forgot the number. :) I am still not sure why it doesn't work. It says xhci_hcd: are other (auto-mounting) drives also "extra high capacity" (xhc)? May 28, 2016 at 17:27
  • @AndreaLazzarotto just tried another usb stick and looked at dmesg and I see the using xhci_hcd part, and it auto-mounts fine. generally all disks I connect work fine. Even this one we're talking about here. It used to auto-mount till I put on it that bootable win7. I'll reformat it but I want to know why on earth is it not auto-mounting XD May 29, 2016 at 11:24


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