A strange USB flash problem
Got a number of Redhat Enterprise 3 Workstations which need to be able to read USB pendrives properly.
When plugging in a pendrive nothing happens.
dmesg shows that the system doesnt even seem to pick up that the pen drive gets inserted. Nothing new comes up. I can load the usb-storage module with modprobe fine, lsmod shows its there.
No new sda devices come up in /dev/ so I am completely stumped.
sda1 etc are the local hard disks (would a USB stick try to take the sda1 device tag and hence in this case not work...?)
This happens for all pendrives, so its not the one I'm using thats at fault. Thing is, we had an entry in the /etc/fstab file which had the pendrives working once, this was before a recent kernel update on all the machines. We now run the 2.4.21-27 kernel.
Does anyone have any idea on what I can try, I'm totally at a loss as how to get this working.
Current /etc/fstab looks like so;
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
LABEL=/local /local etx3 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu
Many thanks in advance.