Alright, the problem is the following:
I can't mount my Kingston Datatraveler 2.0 USB Flash Drive with debian. My fstab reads the following:
# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/hda1 / ext2 errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/hda5 none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy auto user,noauto 0 0
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,user,noauto 0 0
#the next one is what I tried to use for the usb drive
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb vfat noauto,users 0 0
I created a directory /mnt/usb, then executed "mount /mnt/usb". Then I got an error:
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
So... I installed usb storage support for my kernel ( with modconf ) and it loaded ok. I also tried checking out dmesg and it showed out that the usb support was loaded appropriately... but still it seems my usb drive isn't detected. I wonder why.
Im running Debian with kernel version 2.4.27-2-686.
Thanks for your help.