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i have been wrestling with this device for some time now. i have suse 9.1 home and i am trying to mount it. i finally got it to mount by using the create new device option by right clicking on the desktop. BUT...now it tells me it:
Could not enter folder /mnt/flash
what is the issue now???? this was much easier in Fedora! lol
i have read about all the issues mounting usb devices, but i am a newbie, just getting used to linux and a bit clueless as to what files to mess with...anyone can help me??
1) you shall mount /dev/sda *but* /dev/sda1.
sda is the card itself and sda1 is the partition on ot. It's the partition you want to mount.
So change this in your /etc/fstab.
2) You shall disable submount if you want to mount manually.
Your /etc/fstab indicates that you want to mount manually.
First update SuSE by running the YAST Online update !!!!!
After that, open your
and look there for the parameter:
i know i sound stupid, but the /dev/sda is just what i added in there. i have no idea if thats where it really is. how to i find this out? i would like to edit my fstab file appropriately. i noticed you suggested to set it to auto so it will mount automatically, i would like to do this just need ot know where the dev is (sda or sba or sga?)
since you have posted your question in two different threads I think that we shall first agree to continue just with one of them.
I will give you my response and suggestions on the other thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=207303
and we shall continue there.
Thank you for providing that link to the official response from SuSE regarding this issue. It's a rare and rather perturbing sight to see an OS provider freely admit they do not know what causes a widely reported problem. Furthermore, I was astonished to see SuSE say they have not been able to replicate USB stick problems!
I'm sorry but much as I like SuSE the product and the company, I simply don't believe them. I take their statements as a clear indication and admission that with the release of 9.1 they "broke" this aspect of connectivity, which worked with so reliably in SuSE 9.0.
I know that you personally have spent a great deal of time and effort providing suggestions and replies on a number of threads in an attempt to remedy these problems. Unfortunately for me they have not worked - however I would like to thank you for your efforts.
Seeing the statement from SuSE is disheartening. In all other respects SuSE 9.1 is a great distribution with a seemingly successful future under Novell's wing but they need to fix this and do so quickly, rather than shrug their shoulders as they are doing at the moment.
Until they do, I'll carry on using SuSE 9.1 on my ThinkPad, on the basis that my USB stick will simply not work and that if I try to use it I'll end up being annoyed and frustrated.
Respect and regards,
PS. By way of contrast I am evaluating Fedora Core 2 on a spare HD in my Compaq server that normally runs SuSE 9.0. Fedora found and mounted my USB stick without a problem. SIGH!
Thanks for the links, Vlad-A.
Those appear to be exactly what I want to do.
I have had various troubles with the default automounting.
Sometimes need to press eject numerous times to get CD to eject.
Sometimes files appear to be written to floppy but really are not.
Plus the USB problems. Numerous ghost windows for USB drives, camera that mounts and then does not, etc.
A return to a reliable manual mount would seem to be the best answer.
I switched off HOTPLUG_USE_SUBFS as recommended in /etc/sysconfig/hotplug.
I added the following line to my /etc/fstab:
/dev/sda1 /media/gizmo auto noauto,users,rw 0 0
I then manually created the directory /media/gizmo. After a restart I created a new desktop device, pointed it to the /media/gizmo directory and plugged in the USB stick, right clicked the drive on the desktop and it mounted like a charm, first time and no moaning.
The acid test was would it mount again after a dismount and replug. Well it did. Phew.
Problem solved as far as me and my ThinkPad are concerned. Now where's that backup option.
Thanks to all who contributed on this thread, especially Vlad-A.