Flash drive wont mount [feisty]

Bug #82811 reported by Thomas Wolfe on 2007-02-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Running feisty here, and since upgrading to feisty I have not been able to get my usb flash drive to work, it works dandy in Vista on this box and also works in os x, and also it works on my friends laptop (same as mine virtually T41 here and he has a T42) with edgy on it. I cannot get her to work in feisty though, when i plug it in dmesg spits out
[37370.636000] usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
[37370.760000] usb 2-2: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[37370.984000] usb 2-2: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[37371.200000] usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
[37371.320000] usb 2-2: device descriptor read/64, error -71
[37371.544000] usb 2-2: device descriptor read/64, error -71

it works dandy with my printer though via usb, but it hates my thumbdrive...
any help would be great, i cannot even manually mount it...
Any other info you need let me know

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug. Unfortunately we can't fix it, because your description didn't include enough information.

Please include the information requested from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingRemovableDevices as separate attachments.

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

$ id
uid=1000(thomas) gid=1000(thomas) groups=4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),109(lpadmin),111(scanner),114(admin),1000(thomas)

$ id hal
id: hal: No such user

$ id haldaemon
uid=106(haldaemon) gid=110(haldaemon) groups=110(haldaemon),24(cdrom),25(floppy),46(plugdev),117(powerdev)

$ uname -a
Linux swankpad 2.6.20-8-generic #2 SMP Tue Feb 13 05:18:42 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

"hal debug output" also attached

attaching other files too in next submit...

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

also, fyi, that page has no edgy/feisty stuff. hope it is the same
thomas@swankpad:~$ sudo udevmonitor -e | tee udev.log
Password:

thomas@swankpad:~$ lshal > lshal.txt
thomas@swankpad:~$ dmesg > dmesg.txt
thomas@swankpad:~$ ls -l /dev/sd* > devices.txt
ls: /dev/sd*: No such file or directory
thomas@swankpad:~$

so I guess /dev/sd* nothing exists...

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :
Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

Hum, with all the updates and such now here is what happens:

plug in usb stick
dmesg shows
20143.972000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 86

2 seconds later it shows

[20143.972000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 86
[20146.744000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 96
[20148.004000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 100

and finally

[20143.972000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 86
[20146.744000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 96
[20148.004000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 100
[20155.564000] usb 4-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
[20155.824000] ehci_hcd 0000:00:1d.7: port 4 reset error -110
[20155.824000] hub 4-0:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -32)

so it seems like it sees it fine, then some weird error (I have two usb ports). When I plug in my usb printer, it sees that fine and prints and I can even store stuff on it if i wanted too (neato!).

downloading the live 6.10 live cd to test again and make sure it works fine in edgy and to make sure it is not my system (pretty sure it is not though, worked fine until i upgraded to feisty).

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

Well, I guess it must have been a sign of hardware starting to fail, now it does not open up anymore on any system. Please close this bug, sorry to bother. (having backups is a wonderful thing...)

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

Bought a new flash drive, plugged it in, and now it just keeps flashing and never mounts or anything.

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

$ ls -l /dev/sd* >devices.txt
ls: /dev/sd*: No such file or directory

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :
Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

sorry for uploading hal.log twice

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

udev.log was empty this time, and I cannot upload an empty file

Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

possibly related to bug 73227

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Thomas Wolfe (tomwolfe) wrote :

Might be a hardware problem, now when windows mounts it it says it can only mount it at a lower speed, and some googling turns up quite a few t41/t42 thinkpads with messed up USB ports (out of warranty now). So it very well could be a hardware problem (gradually degraded possibly).
I tried the live cd of edgy and now that wont mount it either...

Changed in linux-source-2.6.20:
status: Confirmed → Rejected
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