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

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 23 08:41:19 UTC 2008


On Saturday 23 August 2008 07:53:08 Ric Moore wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-08-23 at 07:45 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Would you believe that I got that Xvfb issue resolved by installing
> CentOS?? <grins> Ric
>
OTOH I got a new ViewSonic monitor, treating myself to one with a DV output.  
CentOS couldn't handle it and I had to got back to analogue :-(

Anne

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