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Old 03-13-2007, 04:41 PM   #1
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Cannot use USB Drive with Fedora 6


I have a Lexar USB drive that used to work fine with Fedora, but now when I insert it into the USB port and double-click the desktop icon, I get an error message saying:
The file or folder /media/PKBACK does not exist
It also opens up a blank Konqueror window with the location media:/sdb1.

Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-13-2007, 05:57 PM   #2
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What does you /etc/fstab file look like?

What does lsusb report when the key is out your PC and when it is in?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 04:07 AM   #3
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Try to typeed dmesg and see what happen
 
Old 03-19-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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The problem went away temporarily but now it's back.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknown_User
What does you /etc/fstab file look like?
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

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What does lsusb report when the key is out your PC and when it is in?
With the USB drive in:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0b97:7762 O2 Micro, Inc. Oz776 SmartCard Reader
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:a005 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 007: ID 05dc:a400 Lexar Media, Inc.
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 413c:0058 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 045e:0047 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


With it out:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0b97:7761 O2 Micro, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0b97:7762 O2 Micro, Inc. Oz776 SmartCard Reader
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 413c:a005 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 005 Device 005: ID 413c:0058 Dell Computer Corp.
Bus 005 Device 006: ID 045e:0047 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


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Try to typeed dmesg and see what happen
It produced a lot of output, but didn't make Fedora properly access my USB drive.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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I think I should also add that when I login as root I have no problem accessing the USB drive.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 02:00 AM   #6
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You can check the output at lastine, i think the name of the drive will display at last line. After that, mount it to a location you desired. Finished.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 08:49 AM   #7
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the key is there is "no problems when being logged in as root"

try to add this to /etc/fstab:

Code:
/dev/sdb1  /media/PKBACK   vfat  user,auto,utf8,umask=022
 
Old 03-22-2007, 02:20 AM   #8
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I have a pendrive and the name is /dev/sdb1. I would like to add it permanently to /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab but i don't know how to do that.

I guess it might look something like this:

/dev/sdb1 /home/nicholas_tse/PenDrive vfat(File system of Pendrive) .

Thanks for your help.

Your help is geatly appreciated by me and others.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 10:35 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fooks
the key is there is "no problems when being logged in as root"

try to add this to /etc/fstab:

Code:
/dev/sdb1  /media/PKBACK   vfat  user,auto,utf8,umask=022
Okay, now when I attempt to access the USB drive, the new error message is:

[mntent]: warning: no final newline at the end of fstab
mount: mount point /media/PKBACK does not exist

Any other suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #10
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just hit enter at the end of the last line in the /etc/fstab,

and manually create mountpoint:

# mkdir /media/PKBACK
 
  


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