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Old 09-02-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
ai.user
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Question How do I mount a USB Stick on FC3?


The problem is that ever since I installed FC3. I no long have /dev/sda, /dev/sda1... etc. Also, the usb_storage module is not loaded by default.

I've tried a lot of things starting from putting an fdi config file in /usr/share/hal/fdi/95userpolicy/ and ending with disabling hal altogether and rewriting /etc/fstab manually.

Any advice on how to mount a usb storage device on FC3?

Thanks
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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you're under newb... have you been compiling your own kernels? I know it seems to come up as the universal answer to every question. but... it's pretty much the universal answer to pretty much everything. I find that hwbrowser does a pretty good job of detecting devices, sometimes I use it to sort out which of my devices are showing up as which sda. look under harddrives, and see if the device is recognized (even if it isn't mounted.) FC3 seemed pretty sketchy on the automounting, but if I had usbstorage and the other neccesities compiled in the kernel (as modules) everything would iron itself out.

post what your abilities are for more suggestions.

/g
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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[B]you're under newb... have you been compiling your own kernels?
Throwing personal offences is not going to make you look cool.

Fedora claims to auto-detect and auto-mount the necessary harware with it's new Hardware Absraction Layer. Why should I recompile my kernel if all I need to do is mount a usb drive. All other distros including previous versions of fedora, do it without any problems.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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well congratulations, i'm the only person posting on your thread and now I'm not going to help you. If your profile says you're new to linux, a post that lists all the kernel requirements for mounting a usbkey is going to do you no good is it? good luck buddy.

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ps I'm heaving a sigh of contentment as my thumbdrive automounts and autosyncs to my home folder as I type.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Hello

Have you tried this:

mount -t msdos /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive

OK, the msdos filesystem has it's limitations, but if you post the error messages, we can continue on this. You also might have to change sda1.

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers
 
Old 09-08-2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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Hello

Have you tried this:

mount -t msdos /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive

OK, the msdos filesystem has it's limitations, but if you post the error messages, we can continue on this. You also might have to change sda1.

Have a lot of fun

Koen Plessers
The problem is, I don't have the /dev/sda1 symlink
 
Old 09-09-2005, 02:03 PM   #7
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Hello

Now, let's try this. You plug in the usb stick, and in a terminal you type:

dmesg | tail

What is the output? Mine looks like this:

sdc: sdc1
FAT: bogus number of reserved sectors
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda1.
SELinux: initialized (dev sdc1, type msdos), uses genfs_contexts
usb 1-8: USB disconnect, address 5
usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 6
scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 6
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning

From this we learn that in my case the device is sdc1. Yours could be differend, e.g. sda1, ...

So we try to mount, after having created /mnt/flashdrive or how ever you want to call it:

mount -t msdos /dev/sdc1 /mnt/flashdrive

Does it work? Is there an error message?

Bye

Koen Plessers
 
  


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