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Old 06-05-2003, 09:18 PM   #1
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USB storage device


Hey I just bought a usb storage device and I want to know where linux mandrake 8.2 loads it up at.

Is there anything I need to do?

lsmod shows the module running for it, just dont know how to access it.
 
Old 06-05-2003, 09:28 PM   #2
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Mass storage USB devices are usually accessed as SCSI devices.
On Debian my USB storage is recognized as /dev/sda on whatever I want to mount it on.
Check your Mandrake docs for correct SCSI device name.
I was unable to access my storage on Mandrake 8.0 even though everything appeared correct. Don't have any idea if it was just me or Mandrake.
Good Luck.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 06:14 AM   #3
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make suer u have (at least some of) these modules loaded :

usb-ohci
usb-uhci (or uhci)
usbcore
usb-storage

do a lsmod and see if they are there
 
Old 06-06-2003, 09:16 AM   #4
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got it working guys,


It was under /dev/sda1

mkdir /mnt/usbdisk

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk


that was it.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:14 PM   #5
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USB Storage: Lexar Jump Drive

Thanks for the info. I just bought a 128Meg Lexar Jump Drive and your procedure works great in RedHat 8.0. The procedure is reiterated below for completeness:

cd /mnt
mkdir usbdrive
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk
ls
 
Old 06-24-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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Yep, I got the same JumpDrive you got..

Bit I would rather it be blue instead of purple.
 
Old 10-23-2003, 01:57 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by TazLinux
got it working guys,


It was under /dev/sda1

mkdir /mnt/usbdisk

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk


that was it.
I tried this myself and received the message "This device is not a block device."

I'm also having some trouble with just going to /mnt/ using Konquerer..it just freezes. I think it may because I don't have a working floppy disk drive on this box (but I have it so it doesn't mount unless explicitly commanded to now) but Konquerer still freezes when I try to access the /mnt/ directory.

But back to my aforementioned problem...I would also like to say I had an issue writing to my floppy disk drive for awhile, it would also say something like "This device is a block device" or "This device does not support this action" or something to that effect. But at least my zip drive was mounted, I can't even seem to get my Lexar 128 MB Jump Drive working.

Any ideas???

Thank you for your help!

-A
 
Old 10-24-2003, 04:19 PM   #8
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I am having the same problem as digitalis.
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 usb
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
# cdrecord -scanbus
...
..
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'CD-RW GCE-8240B ' '1.06' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) *

(0,0,0) is a cdr/rw
I cant seem to load my usb storage device either, can anyone help?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:26 AM   #9
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I have the same problem of 'This is not a valid device"
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:36 AM   #10
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Are you in root?
 
  


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