Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Mount DVD Drive After Upgrade From 9.10 To 10.04

May 3, 2010

I have an LG DVD+RW and an older DVD drive...FSTAB contains the following:

/dev/scd0 /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0

I see a cdrom0 in "Places", but get the following error when access:

"Unable to mount cdrom0. mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0"

I do see the following mount points in the filesystem under media:


I assum my fstab entry is incorrect... not sure how to resolve though. I'd like to get my DVD+RW working, so I can burn a Live CD and re-install from scratch instead of upgrade.

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Ubuntu :: CD/DVD Drive Won't Mount After Upgrade To Lucid?

Jun 14, 2010

I'm running ubuntu Lucid Lynx on an asus K50IJ series laptop. I'd had jaunty before and made a fresh install of lucid. My CD drive had been fine in jaunty, but doesn't mount any more in lucid. I have found numerous threads with promising-looking titles, but they either do not match my problem or their solutions don't work for me.

This is my situation: The disc will turn for a bit after inserting, then stop. During that, the little light on the drive will flash a few times, then wink out. So I guess the power supply's fine.


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Jan 17, 2010

Basically, I have no trouble booting off a really old kernel like 2.6.18-6. If I try to boot off the newest one installed with Lenny, I get errors such as "mounting /dev/ on /root/dev failed...ditto for /sys on /root/sys" almost as if it's failing to find the drive. This finishes up with "target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init" and I'm dropped into a busybox shell.It's an ordinary SATA drive, which is being used as an OS drive only. It seems as if something has changed with the newer kernel, but I have no idea where to start or what to look for.

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Mar 10, 2011

a few days a go I got Samba messed up and I decided to just reinstall Ubuntu. Ubuntu resides on an 80GB drive and I have 2 1.0 TB drives that I use for storage. At one time (pre-Ubuntu) they were connected to a VIA SATA RAID card and I had them on a software RAID under Windows XP. Both worked absolutely fine under Ubuntu 10.04 (which had bee progressively upgraded from the original install of 9.04.

Now, both drives have been given the same label, and neither one will mount because the file system type is reported as "via_raid_array" rather than the EXT4 that they both should be. TestDisk can read them and identifies the partition as a Linux partition, and the data seems to be there. I have even reformatted one of them and still, it will not mount.

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Apr 19, 2011

I was using 9.04 for a while because it was working for me, I decided to upgrade yesterday using the Upgrade button on synaptic to 9.10. Now when I boot I get an error message:
chroot: cannot execute /etc/apparmor/initramfs: No such file or directory
Mount of filesystem failed.
A maintenance shell will now be started.
CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and re-try
I want to try to fix the problem so I do not have to do fresh installation.

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May 3, 2010

Every time I try to mount usb drive a window pops up and says "unable to mount usb drive Not Authorized".

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Apr 30, 2010

After upgrading and restarting my laptop, The purple splash screen hangs, and the terminal gives this message.


Also the boot menu does not show (I cannot open the recovery mode)

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May 6, 2010

When I had 9.10 installed I had /home and / on separate partitions but this time, I wanted them both within the same. I downloaded my old home partition to an external drive, wiped the old partitions and installed lucid but now I can't mount the drive. I am trying to use:

sudo mount -o loop -t auto /mnt/storage/home.img /mnt/oldhome/
but I get an error of wrong fs type, bad option or bad superblock.
fdisk -l shows:

Disk /mnt/storage/home.img: 0 MB, 0 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 0 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /mnt/storage/home.img doesn't contain a valid partition table. But in nautilus it shows it as the full 23.6 gb its supposed to be?

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Jun 17, 2010

I posted a similar problem sometime last week...but a little has changed(mainly I can access my files now): I recently performed the auto upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 and upon restart of my machine I am presented with 3 screens. The first is a simple "GRUB loading". The second is "mount: mounting none on /dev failed: no such device". The third screen is a series of initializations, i.e. /dev/sda1:

clean, (number of files), (number of blocks)
*setting preliminary keymap...
and so on until it hits the line:
*checking battery status

at which point it will cease loading until i press the power button. The next thing that occurs is it kills all the processes it just initialized and shuts down the computer. I read that this is likely a problem from loading the wrong kernel and I can get into my files (using a boot 9.10 boot key). The problem is I don't know what files to change in order to get my system booting the right kernel.

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Dec 1, 2010

I just installed kernel 2.6.37-rc3-natty in an effort to clear up the audio stuttering problems prevalent in Maverick. It worked, but now my swap partition won't mount on startup and because of this the computer won't hibernate. I'm using a Toshiba NB305-400 netbook w/1GB of ram, 250GB HDD and 1.6 GHz processor.Here's what's in my fstab file:Quote:

# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0
# / was on /dev/sda1 during installation


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Jan 27, 2010

I am trying to install ubuntu netbook remix on acer aspire one netbook. I used the usb-creator.exe tool to make bootable usb drive. When I boot from the usb drive it comes up to the boot options screen. But when I try to either install or run ubuntu from disk it goes to a black screen and stops or goes to a page long error message saying "cannot mount drive" and a list of command options. I also am not sure if setup gives you the option to reformat the hard drive. Or if this has to be done prior to booting from ubuntu usb-disk.

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Mar 20, 2011

New 10.10 desktop installation on an Acer Aspire 5515 32 bit Vista Home Basic/ 3 GB RAM. There was no option during the Ubuntu installation to select the Windows partition/drive for access via the Ubuntu installation, and the drive does not now appear in "Places." The reason I used 10.10 was because the 10.04 installation on the same machine also would not allow mounting of the Windows drive. However, there was an option to select the Windows drive during the 10.04 install. Couple of things I noticed that were "different."

1) During the 10.04 installation (over which the 10.10 install now resides) there was an option to select either or both of the two user accounts - both administrative - in the Vista installation. I hadn't noticed that before on previous installations. I choose both accounts for later importing, but, again, there was no option to mount the drive upon the finished Ubuntu installation.

2) There could be an issue with what I did with the partition/naming on the Vista installation. Upon restoring to factory settings, I deleted the (10 GB!) restore partition and resized Vista to occupy the newly opened space. But the GRUB entry for Vista says "Windows Recovery Environment" instead of "Windows" or whatever it usually does.

Everything else about this dual-boot installation system is just fine: everything boots and updates and so forth. But I really need that Windows drive to mount so that my friend's kids can import iTunes and other files from Windows to Ubuntu. I also want to be able to run Avast scans on Windows from Ubuntu. I did rummage around a bit by way of locating a solution for this problem, but I can't find anything which "works" or is on point.

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May 16, 2011

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How can i install ubuntu onto this machine?

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May 3, 2010

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May 13, 2010

I had 9.10 installed on my IBM Lenovo Thinkpad, x301. I was performing updates as normal, and chose the Upgrade button to upgrade me to 10.04. Everything started fine, but upon reboot, no bueno, Kernel Panic!

The exact message was "Kernel Panic ubuntu - not synching VFS Unable to mount root fs".

I thought this was a grub issue. Since grub2 now is installed... But it was not. I think it ended up being a problem with some of my configuration files.

I have three kernels I tried:
1. 2.6.32-22
2. 2.6.31-21
3. 2.6.31-20

The first threw me into the kernel panic.
The second would hang on "init crypto disks"
The third would hang on "checking battery state"

I noticed (from reading another thread) that while these are loading up that you can click on alt-ctl-F1 thru F6 and get prompt. (I also had my home directory encrypted, thought that was part of the problem, but it wasnt).

Once I get passed the loging, I am able to poke around. I tried manually start Gnome via "sudo service gdm start", but it failed. Said it was missing a configuration file. Then I tried on "sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm" and it would not work. Saying some configuration files are missing or broken. It also said something about dpkg --configure -a, I am assuming this configures everything...

So I tried "sudo dpkg --configure -a" And selected 'y' to every option. Which basically installs the package creators default settings, and viola! Works.

Just wanted to share that knowledge for the other stuck in the upgrade hell.

Normally I would just copy my files off and reinstall, but it was encrypted... Another headache. I guess good in case someone stole my laptop.

Remember try to "sudo dpkg --config -a"

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Sep 9, 2010

I upgraded 9.10 to 10.04 via the web. The program announced it would take several hours, and when I came back to check, computer was off (kids?). Anyway, machine boots and 10.04 starts, but then blinks a few times and goes to a prompt. What should I tell it?

I have a 10.04 disc too, but it won't run from that either (Cannot mount dev/loop0 on filesystem.squashfs failed). Same message when I tried to start a nearby Windows machine with it. Disc "verified" when I made it. What's with that?

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Jun 22, 2010

I'm trying to create a USB drive installation with Ubuntu 10.04 on it so I can update from Xubuntu 8.04. Unfortunately I can't even get the USB to appear. I'm new to xubuntu/ubuntu so I know that drives need to be mounted or something, but my 500Gb external drive showed up just fine when it was switched on. Also, does xubuntu not come with the Startup Disk Creator? I can't seem to find it if it does.

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Jul 22, 2010

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 on a dual-boot system with Windows 7. Yesterday I upgraded from 2.6.32-23 to 2.6.32-24. After that, pressing the shutdown button and selecting shutdown or restart (whether on the login page or after I've logged in) will only bring me back to the login page. I can shutdown or restart if I do sudo shutdown now, but I'd prefer to use the GUI. Also, there is no sound now (not a big deal, but still not good). And I can't access my storage partition (not the windows7 partition, but a third ntfs partition with data on it). I get the error message that I am unauthorized to mount. I have the only account on this computer, so I should be authorized. This one is a HUGE problem for me, because I need to be able to access my data for work. None of these were problems before the upgrade.

Oh yeah, and quickstart is not enabled. Also, if I go to Power Management, and try to alter what to do when Power Button is pressed, my only option is Ask Me. I know these have been problems/solutions to the shutdown/restart problem in the past.

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Nov 21, 2009


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Feb 12, 2010

I have two external USB Drives, a 100GB one and a 120GB. I run Ubuntu 9.04 with no fixed hard drives attached using the 100GB USB Drive. I have no issues what so ever with this configuration. When installing I simply had no fixed hard drives attached. Plugged in the 100GB USB Drive. Booted from the Ubuntu 9.04 CD and pointed to the 100GB USB Drive to perform the install on. After install completed removed the Ubuntu 9.04 CD. Booted from the 100GB USB Drive and Ubuntu 9.04 was up and running.

Had been running Ubuntu 9.04 off the 100GB USB Drive for months with no fixed hard drives attached for months with no issues. Then Ubuntu 9.10 was available. So I upgraded. After upgrade completed when it booted all kinds of errors displayed and it would not function at all. So I simply reinstalled from the Ubuntu 9.04 CD as described above. Was up and running on Ubuntu 9.04 again with no issues.

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Or am I stuck with running Ubuntu 9.04 if I want to continue running Ubuntu on a USB Drive with no fixed hard drives attached? BTW: My 100GB USB Drive still has Ubuntu 9.04 installed in it. My system is continuing to run like a champ with Ubuntu 9.04 with no fixed hard drives attached using the 100GB USB Drive.

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May 11, 2010

I have a Dell Latitude D630 onto which I applied an installation of Ubuntu 9.10 on an 8GB external USB hard disk (mechanical, not FLASH) with now problems. It has been working beautifully, but I upgraded last night to Ubuntu 10.04. I had it run overnight and believe that I ran out of hard disk space, as I have less than 100MB left on the drive.

-I'd like to ensure that the installation completed properly so that I can run it for further modification/repair/reinstall.

-I know that this free space is inadequate and would like to either properly remove unneeded files or restart with a minimal installation of Ubuntu 10.04.

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Aug 4, 2010

I have a 160GB drive installed as /dev/sdb. If I replace it with a 500GB drive, do I have to unmount/mount or will it work as is? This is on Ubuntu Server.

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Jan 26, 2011

Recently I have purchased a laptop of compaq. Currently I have windows xp and I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 in my laptop. Now I have downloaded Ubuntu 10.4 from the net. Now I want to upgrade from 9.10 to 10.4. The downloaded contents of 10.4 is there in my flash drive. Kindly let me know how can I upgrade. Also kindly note that I am having a reliance USB net connect but I am not able to connect to the internet through it as 9.10 is not supporting. I have tried to install the wvdial but was not able to install the same. Kindly help me out as I am fully non technical guy and don't have any idea of software but I want to learn. In case I have to save it to root or home folder kindly let me know the path and other things that I have to type in the terminal.As I don't have any idead of any command as well.

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I run a headless Ubuntu 8.04 server, which acts as a web, email and file server. I am sticking with 8.04 as it is a LTS release and will upgrade to the next LTS when it is released.

I have two external USB drives, that I need to mount at boot. I have been using /etc/fstab up until now, with the following entries:


However, as I gather from doing searches is quite common, occasionally I get an error during boot (causing the system to drop to a recovery shell) because the USB drives take time to wake up and the system hasn't found them by the time it reads /etc/fstab.

From doing searches, it seems there is nothing you can do to fstab to fix this, so you need to mount them using an rc.local script instead, using:


The problem is, as I have two USB drives, their /dev/sdxx location changes between boots. I thus want to use UUID codes as I do in fstab, however I haven't found anything about this.

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I upgraded 9.10 to 10.04 via the weekly update reminder. All went went on the install and the GRUB menu looks normal; however, the bottom line is Windows XP and when selected will not load Win XP on a separate hard drive. As soon as I click the XP line, the screen goes blank with a flashing cursor in the top left corner. It remains in that condition as long as the desktop has power. What other information can I provide to get some help bringing up XP?

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Aug 5, 2010

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May 25, 2010

I have been trying to share folders from my main PC which is running Ubuntu 10.04. I have been able to figure out Samba enough to get my a couple of folders shared, but I have been unable to share any folders which are on my external harddrive. After entering the path in my smb.conf file they appear on the network but I am unable to navigate to them. When trying to navigate to them through the network folder on the pc they are actually connected to I get an "Unable to mount location: Failed to mount windows share" dialog box. On the windows pc I am trying to share with I get, "Windows cannot acces \Josh-Desktop
ame of folder"

My smb.conf file looks like this:

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Jun 6, 2010

I just upgraded to 10.04. I went with the option of upgrading grub as well, should of just stuck with the old one I guess. I have 2 seperate physical hard drives, and now I can't get vista running on my other drive. I get to grub, choose the run vista option, and now it just blinks one underscore line in the top left corner of the black screen, and goes nowhere. When I was installing the upgrade, and when I got to the grub upgrade i tried to upgrade all teh different options in grub. All of them worked except the last one, and it warned me, that one of boot options in grub didn't install properly and may cause my OS not to start up. I guess that must of been the vista option.

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