Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,805,635 Members 39,017 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

OTG - USB Stickmount - Sees no mount

Tip us?
 
scorp888
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 4
Join Date: Aug 2006
Phone OTG - USB Stickmount - Sees no mount

So, OTG works out the box with the cable.

Mouse plugged in, cursor appears.

Rooted device.

Installed stick mount.

Inserted 64GB USB (ntfs formatted) drive/stick in.

I get stickmount - chainfire 1.5 searching...then nothing.

Going into Stick mount itself, select mount

Active Mounts - none.

Any suggestions? I'm new to android, so not sure what the next trouble shooting steps are.
 
krelvinaz
Old
#2  
krelvinaz's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 550
Posts: 2,306
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mesa AZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by scorp888 View Post
Inserted 64GB USB (ntfs formatted) drive/stick in.
Pretty sure the thumb drive needs to be FAT32 to work. Also, not all USB thumb drives work. try another one.

**UPDATE** Apparently NTFS can work, but again, not all USB devices are supported.
Phone: TMobile - Samsung SM-900T Galaxy Note 3 - KitKat 4.4.2 Rooted/Stock - QI Wireless
Tablet: Nexus 7 (2012) 16gb Stock Rooted - 4.4.4 w/TWRP Recovery
Droid Like Devices: Several ChromeCasts, Amazon Fire TV (rooted)
Link: ReZoundn EVO 4g LTE and HTC Droid DNA Splash Screen Web Generator
 
markad1
Old
#3  
markad1's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 65
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dublin
On this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1800473
Member Badgered had problems with the cables. They even worked on his S3 but not the nexus 7 turned out it was the cables. He got a 4th one to work.
 
T3kB0i
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 13
Posts: 107
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Atlanta
Wink Paragon

Quote:
Originally Posted by scorp888 View Post
Any suggestions? I'm new to android, so not sure what the next trouble shooting steps are.
Install the Paragon NTFS & HFS+ Beta app. I have no idea if the app is helping me, but I can read files off my 64GB flash drive just fine. One thing I noticed though, you sometimes need to unplug the whole adapter along with the USB flash drive. Simply unplugging the flash drive won't work, you might have to restart the Nex7 if it doesn't mount/unmount properly.

Just don't forget to un-mount from StickMount when you're about to unplug your flash drive, and when you're removing it, remove it with the whole thing (flash drive and adapter together).
The Following User Says Thank You to T3kB0i For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
scorp888
Old
#5  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 4
Join Date: Aug 2006
Thanks for the updates.

Cable works with a mouse, is that a good enough test?

Hmm, I'll try with 3 or 4 other drives, see if it's that. FAT32 will be a problem though, as it's 4gb + movie files I want to watch
 
marky9074
Old
#6  
marky9074's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 16
Posts: 174
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maidstone
Works OK for me with a 32Gb Transcend stick this morning..
Ubuntu is an African word meaning, "Slackware is too hard." ...
 
r0zj0k3r
Old
#7  
r0zj0k3r's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 28
Posts: 157
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The middle of the ocean
I have a SAN disk 16 GB usb drive. stick mount sees it, attempts to mount, says its mounted and creates a folder in /sdcard/usbmount/sda1/ but the drive is not mounted.....Im using ext4 and had to use busybox to manually mount using a terminal emulator.

You can try busybox mount, but its a bit of a pain to have to do every time, not too sure where to put an automount using the blkid value, but it could be done. typically in *nix its done in a simple line in /etc/fstab

what is the equivallent for android?
 
Raymond77
Old
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 9
Posts: 151
Join Date: Sep 2008
Default More of a "this combo works" than anything else...

Using this cable:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o01_s00_i00

and this stick

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o02_s00_i00 formatted as NTFS I have had no issues, simply rooted and installed Stickmount, and it "just works".
Nexus 7 - July 2012
Lumia 920 - December 2012
 
calmfury
Old
#9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 20
Join Date: Jul 2007
r0zj0k3r: What was the commandline use to manually mount your usb storage?

---------- Post added at 03:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:20 PM ----------

Found it block device is at /dev/block/sda1 now need to add it to vold.fstab
 
r0zj0k3r
Old
(Last edited by r0zj0k3r; 19th August 2012 at 06:16 AM.)
#10  
r0zj0k3r's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 28
Posts: 157
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The middle of the ocean
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmfury View Post
r0zj0k3r: What was the commandline use to manually mount your usb storage?

---------- Post added at 03:24 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:20 PM ----------

Found it block device is at /dev/block/sda1 now need to add it to vold.fstab
EDIT:
I'd didn't see your first question.. I just used a basic *nix mount command with busybox

busybox mount /dev/block/sda1 /sdcard/usb

it's not fun to type in every time (without a real keyboard) but it does work, with ext4/3/2. And since in a pinch it gets the job done I can use it. I just know there is a way, to set this up to auto mount. In any *nix flavor it too easy, and but since this is a bastardized Linux I don't know how/where everything works.


I found some stuff about vold.fstab but the syntax was a little confusing for me. Will these auto mount or do hdd's only mount on boot from that file?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using xda premium

Tags
nexus 7, stickmount, usb, usb-otg
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes