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Can't mount USB device in Ubuntu live?

I have an SD card on the FAT format and windows wont allow me to view them unless i format them which i dont want to do as it will cause me to lose all the data.

any suggestions?

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You're lucky, Ubuntu can read the data. Just copy the data over to the hard drive, then format the SD in win7- fat32 would be perfectly fine. After that copy the data over to the win7 computer.

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Ubuntu cant read the disc as it needs to be mounted? I cannot do this?


what were you viewing the data with originally?


a phone, but the phone supported FAT16?


have you tryed to Reboot with the SDcard in the slot.

than Do a PCI re-scan?


echo 1 | sudo tee /sys/bus/pci/rescan


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