Garten Eden

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Error on mounting USB drive

For some mysterious reason Ubuntu did not want to mount my USB flash drive which has a boot flag and an ISO 9660 filesystem (containing the official bootable Ubuntu USB stick image).

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sr0,
missing codepage or helper program, or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail  or so

The problem disappeared when I instructed mount to use its automatic detection mode instead of the explicit decleration of the file system—which is Ubuntu’s default behavior though. So the pen drive mounted flawlessly with:

sudo mount -t auto "/dev/sdb1" "$MOUNTING_DIRECTORY"

(Do not forget to adjust the device path and the mounting destination.)

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