LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question problem installing pendrive


I don`t have experience in Linux. I have a Debian distribution and I`m trying to use a pendrive. There isn`t any folder named usb, just floopy and cdrom. I`ve tried the command mount -t usbfs/dev/sda1/mnt/usb and I didn`t receive any answer from de computer. But I tried to find some folder to open the contents of the pendrive and I didn`t find.

Please, help me!

Melina
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:21 PM   #2
kloss
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: France & Germany
Distribution: (Pure) Debian Etch & Sid
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by melinapaixao
But I tried to find some folder to open the contents of the pendrive and I didn`t find.
What about /mnt/usb ? (ls /mnt/usb...)
 
Old 02-21-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
dracae
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Sid and Etch
Posts: 423

Rep: Reputation: 30
You need to create the directory and assuming it is formated with vfat use a line like this
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usb
If you use gnome you can have it automatically mounted when inserted with pmount and gnome-volume-manager
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:13 PM   #4
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
again

Thanks kloss and dracae
I`ve tried to do the command mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/usb and appeared the message: mount point /media/usb does not exist!

I don`t know what I can do!
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:14 PM   #5
kloss
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: France & Germany
Distribution: (Pure) Debian Etch & Sid
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
Read the first six words of dracae's post. ^^

Last edited by kloss; 02-21-2006 at 02:16 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:29 PM   #6
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
But what directory? there is a directory /dev/usb and I made one named /dev/media/usb

When I tried mount... the same message appeared!
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #7
kloss
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: France & Germany
Distribution: (Pure) Debian Etch & Sid
Posts: 116

Rep: Reputation: 15
ok, ok, sorry: mkdir /media/usb
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:42 PM   #8
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
again again

Now the follow message appeared: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device!
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:49 PM   #9
dracae
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Sid and Etch
Posts: 423

Rep: Reputation: 30
what are the last few lines from dmesg after inserting the usb device?
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:57 PM   #10
lestoil
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: new york
Distribution: win2k,ubuntu,sw13,arch,centos5.3
Posts: 815

Rep: Reputation: 31
debian pendrive

Have a look at http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...d_Reader_Howto
under tutorials section at LQ site. The author describes how to setup usb card reader which also applies to pen drive. Welcome to debian
 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:06 PM   #11
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
USB new device connect on bus1/2, assigned device number 3
USB device not accepting new address=3 (error=-110)
USB new device connect on bus1/2, assigned device number 4
USB device 4 (vend/prod 0xea0/0x2168) is not claimed by any active driver
 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:24 PM   #12
dracae
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Sid and Etch
Posts: 423

Rep: Reputation: 30
does
lsmod |grep usb-storage
produce any output?

If not try
modprobe usb-storage

then check the output of dmesg
 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:49 PM   #13
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I tried both commands. About the first:
 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:52 PM   #14
melinapaixao
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Appeared a lot of things
And the second: initializing USB-storage driver
USB ... registred
 
Old 02-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #15
dracae
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Distribution: Debian Sid and Etch
Posts: 423

Rep: Reputation: 30
Now does your mount command work?
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
USB PENDRIVE Problem with kernel 2.6.10 tandre Linux - Hardware 11 04-20-2005 10:18 PM
Bootable pendrive alnreddy Linux - General 1 02-22-2005 07:57 AM
problem with pendrive minm Linux - Newbie 4 09-05-2004 02:37 PM
USB PenDrive and 2.6.3 kernel vfat mount problem jarro Linux - Hardware 0 06-12-2004 05:23 PM
chmod USB pendrive problem Pathian Linux - Hardware 1 12-09-2003 09:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration