[SOLVED] USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

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[SOLVED] USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

Postby royd1 » Jul 9th, '18, 07:58

Hi All
Running KDE. Mageia 6. Plain vanilla. Recently when I plug in a USB drive it asks for the root password (to connect and disconnect) . USB sticks do not work but they did in the past, I have lots of them. I wonder if my motherboard is dying ( I always end up with the old ones, being the old techo :} I have played around trying different settings but no such luck so I could have made things worse. Portable Hard drives work Ok other than wanting the root password to connect and disconnect. Otherwise every thing is working fine. Any help most appreciated. Roy
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Re: USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 9th, '18, 08:52

Please do the following: open a terminal, and as root run:
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journalctl -af

then wait a few seconds, and plugin one of the non-working USB sticks, and wait again fifteen seconds or so, until no new output appears.
Then post everything here.
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Re: USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

Postby royd1 » Jul 9th, '18, 09:32

Ok for a flash drive

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[roy@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost roy]# journalctl -af
-- Logs begin at Wed 2018-02-28 22:27:37 NZDT. --
Jul 09 19:28:18 localhost su[16173]: FAILED SU (to root) roy on pts/0
Jul 09 19:28:39 localhost su[16191]: (to root) roy on pts/0
Jul 09 19:28:39 localhost su[16191]: pam_systemd(su:session): Cannot create session: Already running in a session
Jul 09 19:28:39 localhost su[16191]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root by roy(uid=1000)
Jul 09 19:28:46 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 30575, resource id: 111149062, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:28:48 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 30804, resource id: 102760464, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:28:48 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 30824, resource id: 113246211, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:28:48 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 30857, resource id: 111149062, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:28:48 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 30917, resource id: 113246211, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:29:09 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 2 (BadValue), sequence: 31128, resource id: 102760464, major code: 141 (Unknown), minor code: 3
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 18 using ehci-pci
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost mtp-probe[16333]: checking bus 2, device 18: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-3"
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost mtp-probe[16333]: bus: 2, device: 18 was not an MTP device
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: New USB device found, idVendor=1e3d, idProduct=2095
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: Product: Flash Disk     
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: Manufacturer: USB 2.0
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb 2-3: SerialNumber: CCBB1105091521202525954614
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: usb-storage 2-3:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
Jul 09 19:29:50 localhost kernel: scsi host8: usb-storage 2-3:1.0
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: scsi 8:0:0:0: Direct-Access     USB 2.0  Flash Disk       5.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] 16171008 512-byte logical blocks: (8.28 GB/7.71 GiB)
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Mode Sense: 0b 00 00 08
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] No Caching mode page found
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel:  sdc: sdc1
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kernel: sd 8:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost org_kde_powerdevil[4600]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/USB_2_2e0_Flash_Disk_CCBB1105091521202525954614" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/USB_2_2e0_Flash_Disk_CCBB1105091521202525954614" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive")                                                                                                                                                                             
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost plasmashell[4574]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/drives/USB_2_2e0_Flash_Disk_CCBB1105091521202525954614" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Drive")                                                                                                                                                                         
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost org_kde_powerdevil[4600]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.PartitionTable")                                                                                                                                                             
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: QObject::connect: invalid null parameter                                                                                             
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.PartitionTable")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: QObject::connect: invalid null parameter
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost plasmashell[4574]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.PartitionTable")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: Mounting /mnt/windows...
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost org_kde_powerdevil[4600]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc1" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Filesystem", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Partition")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost plasmashell[4574]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc1" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Filesystem", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Partition")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: "/org/freedesktop/UDisks2/block_devices/sdc1" has new interfaces: ("org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Block", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Filesystem", "org.freedesktop.UDisks2.Partition")
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: NTFS signature is missing.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Invalid argument
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: The device '/dev/sdc1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: mnt-windows.mount: Mount process exited, code=exited status=12
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: Failed to mount /mnt/windows.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: mnt-windows.mount: Unit entered failed state.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost kdeinit5[4517]: QObject::connect: invalid null parameter
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost plasmashell[4574]: file:///usr/lib/qt5/qml/QtQuick/Controls/Button.qml:99: TypeError: Cannot read property 'width' of null
Jul 09 19:29:56 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:02 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:07 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:12 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:17 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:22 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
Jul 09 19:30:27 localhost plasmashell[4574]: QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
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Re: USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

Postby doktor5000 » Jul 9th, '18, 11:18

Seems either that stick is not partitioned, or the NTFS filesystem needs a chkdsk run.

royd1 wrote:
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Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: NTFS signature is missing.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: Failed to mount '/dev/sdc1': Invalid argument
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: The device '/dev/sdc1' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost mount[16346]: partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: mnt-windows.mount: Mount process exited, code=exited status=12
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: Failed to mount /mnt/windows.
Jul 09 19:29:51 localhost systemd[1]: mnt-windows.mount: Unit entered failed state.



Please show your /etc/fstab and also the output of
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lsblk -fl
fdisk -l

once that same usb drive is plugged in.
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[SOLVED] USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this drive"

Postby royd1 » Jul 11th, '18, 08:23

Hi doktor
Thank you for your help and support over the years.
You helped to find several causes of the problems. Some drives needed reformatting (the biggest problem) some drives are just dead now as they will not format. USB extension lead from back of PC to front is failing so that is gone now and replaced with a new one.
So all is good now.
Cheers Roy :D
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Re: [SOLVED] USB Drives\Flashdrives "could not mount this dr

Postby morgano » Jul 11th, '18, 14:38

royd1 wrote:some drives are just dead now as they will not format.

They may need to have the partition table wiped/recreated, and new partition created, before formatting.
Helped my father with that recently, when his MSW10 failed to format a micro SD.
I used gparted on Mageia.
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