Bug #259


USB flash (such as SD card in USB stick) doesn't mount on boot if already inserted

Added by Hammel about 10 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

04 - Root File System
Target version:
Start date:
10 Jan 2014
Due date:
% Done:


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03 - Medium


If you put a USB flash stick in the USB hub and then power up the flash is not mounted on boot. You have to pull the stick out and put it back in for mdev to see the proper event and mount the stick.

It's unclear what happens if you try to remove the stick without unmounting it first.

Actions #1

Updated by Hammel about 10 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

There is no way to fix this that I can see. The flash stick seems to be there (it shows up as /dev/sda) but there is no partition information available and no way to get it. Or at least I can find no way to get it.

I may need to ask around a bit on this one.

Actions #2

Updated by Hammel about 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from 0.8.0 to 1.0 - Atreides

Moving out a bit. Maybe getting to a 3.10.x kernel or later will help deal with this.

Actions #3

Updated by Hammel over 9 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 10 to 100

I haven't changed anything recently but this doesn't appear to be a problem anymore. I've been using a 3.10.31 kernel from the popcornmix repo for some time now. I've booted the board with the sticks already inserted into the USB hub and it always seems to work.

I'm going to close this issue as it doesn't seem to be a problem anymore.


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