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Re: [SOLVED] Re: Unable to mount USB stick

On Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:13:17 +0100
Klaus Jantzen <k.d.jantzen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 11/15/18 9:56 PM, Klaus Jantzen wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > why can't I mount a USB-Stick?
> > I am running Stretch with XFCE. I added the 'plugdev' group to my
> > id and I installed pmount.
> > When inserting a USB stick I don't even see an icon on the desktop.
> > 
> > What do I have to do to solve the problem?
> > Thanks in advance.
> >   
> Hello,
> thank you very much for the quick replies.
> I used 'lsblk' to find out that the stick was recognized (as 'sdd').
> Then I called 'sudo journalctl -e' and saw that the system has a
> problem: Nov 17 08:57:27 PC4 kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd] No Caching
> mode page found Nov 17 08:57:27 PC4 kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdd]
> Assuming drive cache: write through
> Maybe the reason for that is that I had previously written some data 
> with Windows (as I have done several times before).
No, I get that message in syslog all the time. It doesn't seem to be a
problem. What can be a problem is that some USB sticks are preformatted
to use the whole drive i.e. do not have a partition table. They
*nearly* work, but do strange things sometimes.