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What does mount: no medium found on /dev/sdd mean?

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August 13, 2011 3:03:28 AM

Here is the result from fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000c5d69

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 2048 20482047 10240000 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 20482048 24676351 2097152 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 24676352 488396799 231860224 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 200.0 GB, 200049647616 bytes <== just an empty hdd I don't feel like setting up right now.
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 24321 cylinders, total 390721968 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table

Disk /dev/sdc: 1000.2 GB, 1000202043392 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121600 cylinders, total 1953519616 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0003f466

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 2048 1953520064 976759008+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

My usb reader isn't picked up here but when I do tail -f /var/log/message i get this

Aug 12 21:58:56 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14457.706428] usb 2-2: Product: USB Reader
Aug 12 21:58:56 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14457.706433] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: ChipsBar
Aug 12 21:58:56 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14457.706438] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 110074973765
Aug 12 21:58:56 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14457.714516] scsi18 : usb-storage 2-2:1.0
Aug 12 21:58:56 FabulaNovaCrystallis mtp-probe: checking bus 2, device 12: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.2/usb2/2-2"
Aug 12 21:58:57 FabulaNovaCrystallis mtp-probe: bus: 2, device: 12 was not an MTP device
Aug 12 21:58:57 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14458.715964] scsi 18:0:0:0: Direct-Access ChipBank SD/MM Reader 4080 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Aug 12 21:58:57 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14458.717401] sd 18:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
Aug 12 21:58:57 FabulaNovaCrystallis kernel: [14458.725813] sd 18:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk

And like the topic title says when I run sudo mount /dev/sdd /mnt/usbflash/
mount: no medium found on /dev/sdd

So any clues guys?
August 13, 2011 7:08:08 PM

Well, I suppose the obvious question is: "Is there some flash card in that reader or not?"
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August 14, 2011 5:01:32 AM

For starters you should be trying to mount /dev/sdd1 not /dev/sdd ;) 
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August 18, 2011 6:22:17 PM

randomizer said:
For starters you should be trying to mount /dev/sdd1 not /dev/sdd ;) 


Sorry for the late reply. Had interviews to deal with. But thanks for the heads up. I'll look into that and post what I find. I've gotten pretty good with the command now, since I can use the second hdd now :D  .
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August 18, 2011 6:23:54 PM

bmouring said:
Well, I suppose the obvious question is: "Is there some flash card in that reader or not?"

Hmm I'm not sure what you mean. Basically it work back when I was using windows but when I switch over to linux I can't get it to work.
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August 18, 2011 6:54:23 PM

Hmm maybe it's not supported.because

mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usbflash/
mount: special device /dev/sdd1 does not exist

Is what I get.
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August 19, 2011 1:31:15 AM

Well, the device is a SD/MMC reader, I simply was asking whether or not there was an actual SD/MMC card in the reader.

From the results in /var/log/messages, it does see the storage device at some level (the info about sdd), but it doesn't seem to find any partitions (the sdd1 that randomizer mentions).

For example, this is what I see when I plug in a USB flash device to my laptop...

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@onyx:~$ sudo tail /var/log/messages
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.336617] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.336888] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-3:1.0
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.337192] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.337197] USB Mass Storage support registered.
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.343681] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk Cruzer 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.350619] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.360641] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 15625216 512-byte logical blocks: (8.00 GB/7.45 GiB)
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.362131] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.367413] sdb: sdb1 <<NOTICE: PARTITION FOUND
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.373135] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
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August 19, 2011 2:23:51 AM

bmouring said:
Well, the device is a SD/MMC reader, I simply was asking whether or not there was an actual SD/MMC card in the reader.

From the results in /var/log/messages, it does see the storage device at some level (the info about sdd), but it doesn't seem to find any partitions (the sdd1 that randomizer mentions).

For example, this is what I see when I plug in a USB flash device to my laptop...

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@onyx:~$ sudo tail /var/log/messages
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.336617] Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.336888] scsi2 : usb-storage 1-3:1.0
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.337192] usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
Aug 18 20:25:36 onyx kernel: [164683.337197] USB Mass Storage support registered.
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.343681] scsi 2:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk Cruzer 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.350619] sd 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.360641] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] 15625216 512-byte logical blocks: (8.00 GB/7.45 GiB)
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.362131] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.367413] sdb: sdb1 <<NOTICE: PARTITION FOUND
Aug 18 20:25:37 onyx kernel: [164684.373135] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk


Oh, yeah the cards there it's just not being picked up. I have an adapter for the card. I'll see if I can't see it on my laptop.
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August 19, 2011 4:12:26 AM

Yup its the reader. Tried it with my adapter on my laptop and works just fine. *sigh* Oh well at least I backup the data now.
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August 19, 2011 4:15:17 AM

Huh, dunno, could be some sort of issue with the power being supplied via the USB port (esp. if the port used was on a bus-powered hub), I've never seen an issue like this before.
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August 19, 2011 4:19:33 AM

bmouring said:
Huh, dunno, could be some sort of issue with the power being supplied via the USB port (esp. if the port used was on a bus-powered hub), I've never seen an issue like this before.

I plan to look into it more. Especially since I don't remember what I was trying to do in the first place.
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