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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.
Originally posted by hubcapboy
[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.
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.
ps I'm heaving a sigh of contentment as my thumbdrive automounts and autosyncs to my home folder as I type.
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:
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: