usb flash/pen drive does not mount

mugatu

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i have a lexar jumpdrive that won't mount in os x. i have a powerbook G4 15" titanium running 10.3.9. when i plug the drive in it doesn't show up on my Desktop or when i open the Macintosh HD icon. the drive is recognized in System Profiler but not in the Disk Utility. the drive works fine in other PCs and macs. when i type the command:

diskutil list

it does not show anything pertaining to my flash drive. any suggestions?
 

applemaz

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I actually had my old Jumpdrive screwed up when I took it between a Mac and PC. Don't know what caused it, but I just used the disk utility in MacOS X to reformat it and from then on it was fine on both machines.
 

mugatu

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ElDiabloConCaca said:
What format is the pen drive in?
i'm not sure i understand the question...

applemaz said:
but I just used the disk utility in MacOS X to reformat it and from then on it was fine on both machines.
it would be nice if i could do the same, but like i said, Disk Utility doesn't even recognize the drive, so it's gotta be something else. not only that, but a PC recognizes the drive just fine, so the drive itself isn't screwed up.
 

ElDiabloConCaca

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Has it ever worked on your Mac, or did it cease being recognized recently?

I'm thinking it just may not be compatible with OS X or something (though it should be by all means)... although there have been reports of problems with external drives refusing to mount, both USB and FireWire.

When I asked what format the pen drive is in, I meant what filesystem is being used for it: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, etc...
 

mugatu

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ElDiabloConCaca said:
Has it ever worked on your Mac, or did it cease being recognized recently?

I'm thinking it just may not be compatible with OS X or something (though it should be by all means)... although there have been reports of problems with external drives refusing to mount, both USB and FireWire.

When I asked what format the pen drive is in, I meant what filesystem is being used for it: FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, etc...
i don't know if it's worked on this particular mac or not, but
mugatu said:
the drive works fine in other PCs and macs
so i don't think it's an OS X problem.

i'm not sure what filesystem the USB drive uses, whatever it came with i guess. my guess would be FAT32. but like i said, it's gotta be something else because it works fine on other computers.
 
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