Mounting USB memory stick problem

Michael Whapples mikster4 at
Fri Feb 23 12:19:33 EST 2007

Check that all the auto mount options for gnome are set correctly. You can 
find these in the system, preferences menu under the item Removable drives 
and media.

If that fails, then set up your fstab file, and then you should be able to 
mount it with just the command (or similar) "mount /media/usbdisk", as the 
normal user.

Michael Whapples
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Norman" <cnorman at>
To: <speakup at>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 3:53 PM
Subject: Mounting USB memory stick problem

> Hi people,
> My subject line isn't really accurate, there is no problem in doing it,
> it just doesn't happen when I want it to.
> There was a time (under gnome, ubuntu 6.10), when I could put a memory
> stick in the bus and it would just mount, now I have to mount it as
> root, and any attempts to do it from my normal user under the GUI
> complains.
> Any ideas?
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Chris Norman.
> <!-- cnorman at -->

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