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HowTo: Fix “An error occurred while mounting” – Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)

An error occurred while mounting /dev/bus/usb (and/or)
An error occurred while mounting /proc/bus/usb

Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

If you are seeing this error on boot an easy way to get rid:

  1. sudo gedit /etc/fstab
  2. Fine the following line (or lines if you are having both errors)
  3. none /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults,devmode=0666 0 0
    none /dev/bus/usb usbfs defaults,devmode=0666 0 0

  4. Add a # infront of them to comment it out
  5. Save & Exit.

As far as I am aware everything is still working fine and it might just be something left in from Karmic which isn’t needed any longer but just to make sure comment out these lines rarther than removing them.