[CentOS] USB drive detected, but nothing gets mounted.

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 23 06:45:40 UTC 2008


On Saturday 23 August 2008 07:28:22 Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-08-20 at 10:46 -0700, nate wrote:
> > MHR wrote:
> > > So, is this a bug in the automounter?  Is there a reason why a
> > > removable (flash) drive MUST have a label for the automounter to see
> > > it?  This doesn't happen with flash memory cards (compact flash, SD),
> > > just USB flash (disk) drives.  Seems funky....
> >
> > Anything in the logs?
> >
> > nate
>
> I didn't think to look then, and I can't find anything there now.
>
> Interesting side note: I have another drive that (still) has no label,
> amd CentOS mounts that one as /media/disk every time.  Go figure.
>
Maybe the drive that doesn't mount doesn't announce itself correctly?  Rather 
like the problem with some monitors.  I believe I have read of such problems, 
but can't remember where.  For automounting to work some info has to be read 
from the drive, I believe, so this does seem a possibility.

Anne
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