I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04. when I insert my USB flash drive, it automounts successfully, and I'm able to browse it and everything.
However, when I connect my USB external hard drive, it doesn't mount.
What I've done so far:
I know it's an NTFS drive, so I have already installed the NTFS 3g package.
I installed & opened the dconf-editor, and verified that both the automount options under org.gnome.desktop.media-handling are checked.
When I run
fdiskwith the flash drive installed, it shows the stick mounted under /dev/sdb1. So I unmounted & removed the flash drive, and connected the hard drive, and tried to mount the drive using
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /media/toshiba
This resulted in
ntfs-3g: Failed to access volume '/dev/sdb1': No such file or directory
What am I doing wrong? Thanks!
I'll also note that I had played around with Kubuntu 16.04 installed on this same machine earlier today, and in that environment, after doing steps 1-3 above, I could get the hard drive to show up if inserted the flash drive at the same time. I don't know if that's useful information or not.
UPDATE: with a new cable on the USB hard drive, I am now at the point that I can get the hard drive to mount ONLY if I connect the hard drive first, then insert the flash drive. Both with then mount and I can browse, copy, write, etc.
With them both inserted, and I run dmesg, i get
[ 203.952349] usb 2-5: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci [ 204.102262] usb 2-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0480, idProduct=a007 [ 204.102268] usb 2-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=2, Product=3, SerialNumber=1 [ 204.102272] usb 2-5: Product: External USB 3.0 [ 204.102276] usb 2-5: Manufacturer: Toshiba [ 204.102280] usb 2-5: SerialNumber: 20130122002613F [ 204.364070] usb 2-4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci [ 204.514279] usb 2-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0781, idProduct=5406 [ 204.514285] usb 2-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 204.514290] usb 2-4: Product: U3 Cruzer Micro [ 204.514293] usb 2-4: Manufacturer: SanDisk [ 204.514297] usb 2-4: SerialNumber: 35123007D082EE90
fdisk -l returns
Disk /dev/sdc: 1.9 GiB, 2000682496 bytes, 3907583 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 Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0x2309745b Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdc1 * 2048 3907582 3905535 1.9G c W95 FAT32 (LBA) Disk /dev/sdb: 931.5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 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 Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xdc70910d Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sdb1 2048 1953523119 1953521072 931.5G 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
and finally ls /media/* returns
/media/lyle: TOSHIBA EXT UBUNTU 16_0
However, I still cannot mount the hard drive without inserting the flash drive. With the hard drive connected, but NOT the flash drive, I've tried various permutations of sudo mount....
lyle@lyle-HP-EliteBook-8730w:~$ sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdc1/ '/media/lyle/TOSHIBA EXT/' mount: mount point /media/lyle/TOSHIBA EXT/ does not exist lyle@lyle-HP-EliteBook-8730w:~$ sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdc1/ '/media/lyle/TOSHIBA EXT' mount: mount point /media/lyle/TOSHIBA EXT does not exist lyle@lyle-HP-EliteBook-8730w:~$ sudo mount -t fat32 /dev/sdc1/ /media/toshiba mount: unknown filesystem type 'fat32' lyle@lyle-HP-EliteBook-8730w:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1/ /media/toshiba mount: special device /dev/sdc1/ does not exist lyle@lyle-HP-EliteBook-8730w:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /media/toshiba mount: special device /dev/sdc1 does not exist