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Old 05-11-2010, 07:57 AM
"Amedee Van Gasse (ub)"
Default Flashdrive no longer appears (Xubuntu 9.04/PPC Powerbook G4) (Was: New and stoopid)

On Mon, May 10, 2010 22:51, Brian Oney wrote:
> Hello Ubuntu,
> I have been running xubuntu 9.04 for a few weeks now on a PPC Powerbook
> G4. The other day my flash drive dissappeared from my file system list and
> will not reappear. I have tried every single thing that I have found on
> the internet.
> let me show you what:

*snip* various outputs

> The problem is most likely self-induced. I am new and just went along
> blindly removing my flashdrive without mounting or unmounting it. This
> same USB drive used to show up on the desktop and in the file list. My
> Ipod shuffle will show up now but not this very important usb drive. I
> would really appreciate some help and please donīt tell me that I have to
> format it without recovering my data (life).

Let me state one thing very clear.
You are not stupid!
It really annoys me when people say that they are stupid and at the same
time prove that they are not.

You have proven that you are capable of searching on the web. The fact
that none of it solved your problem, is not because of you.
You seem to have done all the relevant troubleshooting: dmesg, lsusb,
You have described what you have done that may have caused the problem.
Most people just shout "help computer cannot see flashdrive" and nothing

The only incredibly stupid thing that you have done, is the subject of
your mail. It should have been something like "Flashdrive no longer
appears (Xubuntu 9.04/PPC Powerbook G4)". I fixed that for you.

I will take a look at your debugging and send you an answer later.


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