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Old 12-30-2005, 08:10 PM   #1
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USB Drive Recognition


I am using Debian Sarge and trying to get it to recognize my usb flash drive. When I plug the drive in it does not recognize it at all, the light does not even light up on the drive. I checked in /etc/fstab and I do not see sda1. I know that the usb drive works and that the usb ports on the laptop work as I am able to mount the drive under damn small linux on this laptop. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 10:17 PM   #2
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'dmesg' give anything USB related when you plug or unplug the drive?
 
Old 12-31-2005, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. 'dmesg | grep usb' before plugging in the drive gives me

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 09:50:48 Aug 17 2005
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x8400, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver

With the drive plugged in 'dmesg | grep usb' gives me

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 09:50:48 Aug 17 2005
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x8400, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0xea0/0x2168) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage

and after unplugging the drive 'dmesg | grep usb' gives me

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 09:50:48 Aug 17 2005
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0x8400, IRQ 10
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0xea0/0x2168) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:07.2-2 address 2

So it does seem to know when the drive is inserted and removed, but I have no idea how to make it work. I am sorry if this is an elementary question.
 
Old 12-31-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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usually my USB storage devices are registered as /dev/sda* , usually sda1.

try mounting them,

Code:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
for example, and if it claims you need to specify a filesystem type, its probably

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
depending on your system the drive may or may not be sda1, but afaik it should be sda*
 
Old 12-31-2005, 11:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help. I was able to get it working by using the guide that I found here:
http://www.debianhelp.org/Article3529.html

Just thought I would post it in hopes that it may help someone else. Thanks again.
 
  


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