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EagleOne716
12-13-2008, 17:45
I am running Ubuntueee on my Netbook.
Last evening I was able to use my thumb drives with no problem.
Tonight it will not access the thumb drives...giving me the following error message: Cannot mount volume. Unable to mount the volume. mount: must be superuser to use mount.
How do I go about getting this thing to recognize my thumb drive???
(am relearning Linux after many years ago trying to learn it)
Thanks guys....
Eagle

IndyGunFreak
12-13-2008, 18:10
Thats weird, a thumb drive really should just auto mount w/o any issues... Strange..

Try following the instructions here, see if it helps.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/09/10/how-to-mount-usb-disk-drive-in-unix-or-linux/

You don't need to log in as root however, just use sudo.

IGF

EagleOne716
12-13-2008, 21:19
Indy:
Tried your suggestions and the ones on the link. Intermittent mount and no-mount.
Decided to reinstall Ubuntu. No big deal as I had it on my thumb drive.
Everything seems to be going ok for now.
Thank you Sir....trying to learn this again. Love this version of Linux.
Eagle

CRANKLIN
12-15-2008, 00:26
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 [replace this with directory you wish to mount to]