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#1 2005-06-05 14:21:51

Moo-Crumpus
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From: Hessen / Germany
Registered: 2003-12-01
Posts: 1,442

usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

My usbstick is a diva. Sometimes it is recognized and mountable, sometimes not even a node is created. I wonder if a usbstick can get damaged by just beeing connected over a long time...


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#2 2005-06-05 15:33:25

ozar
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From: USA
Registered: 2005-02-18
Posts: 1,681

Re: usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

I'm new to the usbstick scene so I can't say regarding damage due to being left connected for long periods.  However, I can say that I noticed weird things going on with my system when I left them plugged in all the time, so I started unplugging them immediately after transferring files to them.

It would be interesting to hear from others on this.


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#3 2005-06-05 21:20:41

Kern
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From: UK
Registered: 2005-02-09
Posts: 460

Re: usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

i find if its formatted in windows it can fubar things.
sometimes i try mount it, and it wont. then try mount again immediately after , like it needs double mount. and it works.
i think its like witchcraft. camera cards can be even worse ! smile

my scene :

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick

sometimes rejects : so

mount -t  vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick

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#4 2005-06-05 23:42:27

CyberTron
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From: Gotland ,Sweden
Registered: 2005-03-17
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Re: usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

pink: I have never heard of a usbstick that has taken damage of being connected for a long time...

could there be that the usbstick is not fully attached to the computer? (not totally fitting (sorry for not beng very descriptive, can't find the right english word)


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#5 2005-06-06 02:04:10

kakabaratruskia
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From: Santiago, Chile
Registered: 2003-08-24
Posts: 596

Re: usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

CyberTron wrote:

(not totally fitting (sorry for not beng very descriptive, can't find the right english word)

Maybe plugged?... I'm not sure either...


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#6 2005-06-06 04:28:54

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
Posts: 2,228

Re: usbstick not recognized ore kaputt?

I've had no problems with usb sticks and linux. I've created udev rules to make special nodes for mine when plugged in (/dev/usbstick) and I've never had a problem with the node not being created.

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