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mercury48

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    Cannot Open 32GB Flash Drive
    I am running [b][u]Linux Mint 16 Cinammon[/u][/b] on my Dell Inspiron 580s Desktop PC. Recently, I obviously made a [i]big[/i] mistake by downloading [b]both Linux Bodhi 64-bit version and Puppy Linux[/b] on to the same drive. What I mean is that when I had to tried to open and view critical files I had backed up on it on [b]Windows PCs[/b], I had been getting more and more error messages about drive formatting errors. Even worse, it was showing the flash drive as having NO folders/files on it, and then showing all the files I [b]had saved to it[/b] when I still went ahead and double-clicked to open it!? Tonight I tried again to open the USB drive in Linux Mint 16, only to see the exact following lines in an error message window: [b]Unable to mount Bodhi Linux[/b] "Error mounting /dev/sdf2 at /media/craig/Bodhi Linux: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" "/dev/sdf2" "/media/craig/Bodhi Linux"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sdf2 is write-protected, mounting read-only mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdf2, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so" I am a complete newbie, so I can't quite decode all of this message, and have already tried getting any answer from the Linux Mint forum. When I enter "mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" into a Terminal window, all I get is [b]>[/b] on the next line. What?? What am I supposed to enter as a command or commads? Even entering "dmesg | tail or so" totally lost me with this puzzling response: [b]tail: cannot open ‘or’ for reading: No such file or directory[/b] At this point, all I want to do is be able to save the non-Linux critical folders and files to my SATA hdd and then reformat the drive to [b]what file extension[/b]? If I must just go ahead and reformat the drive and lose everything on it, so be it. Another very costly and painful lesson hopefully learned. Oh, and one final question. Why don't any of the [b]Topic Icon(s)[/b] except maybe the "Question" one display what they are? Not helpful at all.
    Link to this post 25 Feb

    I am running Linux Mint 16 Cinammon on my Dell Inspiron 580s Desktop PC. Recently, I obviously made a big mistake by downloading both Linux Bodhi 64-bit version and Puppy Linux on to the same drive. What I mean is that when I had to tried to open and view critical files I had backed up on it on Windows PCs, I had been getting more and more error messages about drive formatting errors. Even worse, it was showing the flash drive as having NO folders/files on it, and then showing all the files I had saved to it when I still went ahead and double-clicked to open it!?

    Tonight I tried again to open the USB drive in Linux Mint 16, only to see the exact following lines in an error message window:

    Unable to mount Bodhi Linux

    "Error mounting /dev/sdf2 at /media/craig/Bodhi Linux: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" "/dev/sdf2" "/media/craig/Bodhi Linux"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: block device /dev/sdf2 is write-protected, mounting read-only
    mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdf2,
    missing codepage or helper program, or other error
    In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
    dmesg | tail or so"

    I am a complete newbie, so I can't quite decode all of this message, and have already tried getting any answer from the Linux Mint forum.

    When I enter "mount -t "iso9660" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,iocharset=utf8,mode=0400,dmode=0500" into a Terminal window, all I get is > on the next line. What?? What am I supposed to enter as a command or commads? Even entering "dmesg | tail or so" totally lost me with this puzzling response:

    tail: cannot open ‘or’ for reading: No such file or directory

    At this point, all I want to do is be able to save the non-Linux critical folders and files to my SATA hdd and then reformat the drive to what file extension? If I must just go ahead and reformat the drive and lose everything on it, so be it. Another very costly and painful lesson hopefully learned. Oh, and one final question. Why don't any of the Topic Icon(s) except maybe the "Question" one display what they are? Not helpful at all.

  • mercury48
    VLC Media Player, Brother HL-2230 Laser Printer, and Mushkin 32GB Flash Drive ALL Not Working In ...
    I have a [u]Dell Inspiron [b]580s[/b] desktop pc[/u] with Linux [b]Mint 16 Cinammon[/b] installed as its only OS. I am [i]totally confused and overwhelmed[/i] with hardware problems and the days of searching in vain everywhere I could. It has been especially frustrating and disappointing when I have [b][i]literally copied[/i][/b] lines of code again and again that were supposed to work - but failed to every single time!! Being a total newbie to running Linux as my OS hasn't helped either. Maybe I should put my tail between my legs, admit failure and defeat, wipe my entire 500GB SATA hdd clean again and reinstall Windows 7 64-bit again. Well, I will, BUT [b]not before[/b] I see if some of you much more experienced members can at least help me solve even one of my problems. So, here goes, in the approximate order of relative urgency. Oh, and I almost forgot. My pc's CPU is an Intel Core i3 chip. When I load a movie DVD into my CD/DVD +/- RW player, open [b]VLC Media Player[/b], click on "Media," "Open Disc," choose "DVD" and finally "Play," the app immediately crashes and opens up a window with the following error messages: [b]Playback failure: DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd". Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details.[/b] First of all, [i]what log[/i] is being referred to and how do I get to it? Second, what in the world does "input can't be opened" mean?? If the VLC Media Player is [u]completely[/u] "broke" or not working at all, why does it [b]play entire audio CD disks flawlessly?[/b] Good grief, I come to a screeching halt right away. So, that's what I'll do. It doesn't make sense to me to continue with the printer and flash drive problems until I hopefully get an answer and solution to this first problem. [b]A sincere Thank You[/b] to any and all members who can and offer help. To be continued...
    Link to this post 23 Feb

    I have a Dell Inspiron 580s desktop pc with Linux Mint 16 Cinammon installed as its only OS. I am totally confused and overwhelmed with hardware problems and the days of searching in vain everywhere I could. It has been especially frustrating and disappointing when I have literally copied lines of code again and again that were supposed to work - but failed to every single time!! Being a total newbie to running Linux as my OS hasn't helped either. Maybe I should put my tail between my legs, admit failure and defeat, wipe my entire 500GB SATA hdd clean again and reinstall Windows 7 64-bit again. Well, I will, BUT not before I see if some of you much more experienced members can at least help me solve even one of my problems. So, here goes, in the approximate order of relative urgency. Oh, and I almost forgot. My pc's CPU is an Intel Core i3 chip.

    When I load a movie DVD into my CD/DVD +/- RW player, open VLC Media Player, click on "Media," "Open Disc," choose "DVD" and finally "Play," the app immediately crashes and opens up a window with the following error messages:

    Playback failure:
    DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/dvd".
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/dvd'. Check the log for details.

    First of all, what log is being referred to and how do I get to it? Second, what in the world does "input can't be opened" mean?? If the VLC Media Player is completely "broke" or not working at all, why does it play entire audio CD disks flawlessly? Good grief, I come to a screeching halt right away. So, that's what I'll do. It doesn't make sense to me to continue with the printer and flash drive problems until I hopefully get an answer and solution to this first problem. A sincere Thank You to any and all members who can and offer help. To be continued...

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