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zuker 06-20-2008 08:32 PM

Cannot set up my USB memory stick under Fedora
 
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to use my USB memory stick on a PC with Fedora Core. I looked for the information and found some advice. According to it I did the next things:

I typed the line:
modprobe usb-storage

Then I created a subdirectory in the /mnt directory:
cd /mnt
mkdir /usbstick

I opened the file /etc/fstab and added the next line:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0

Then in a second terminal window I typed:
tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages

I plugged in the USB memory stick and typed the next:
cd /mnt
mount usbstick

According to the instructions, the memory drive icon had to appear on the desktop. But didn't appear. The messages in the second terminal window were like this:
kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
kernel: usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered
kernel: ehci_hcd 0000:00:02.1: port 2reset error -110
kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err=-32)
kernel: hub 1-0:1.0: cannot enable port 2. Maybe the USB cable is bad?

Does anybody know what is my problem? I don't have any skills in Linux, so, please, explain me what I'm doing wrong as simple as possible.

Thank you in advance

amani 06-21-2008 12:58 PM

Is /dev/sda1 your USB stick ?

#su

#fdisk -l /dev/sda

will tell you a lot about the partitions on /dev/sda


If you have 1 harddisk, then it is probably /dev/sdb

elliott678 06-21-2008 02:43 PM

If this is a current release of Fedora, you shouldn't have to do anything, I know in Fedora 8 I could plug in a usb drive and it would automatically mount.

That last line of dmesg hints that there may be a hardware issue, does this system have Windows installed? If so, does it work there?

zuker 06-22-2008 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elliott678 (Post 3191217)
If this is a current release of Fedora, you shouldn't have to do anything, I know in Fedora 8 I could plug in a usb drive and it would automatically mount.

That last line of dmesg hints that there may be a hardware issue, does this system have Windows installed? If so, does it work there?

No, this is a relatively old Fedora, it was installed about 3 years ago. The PC doesn't have Windows on it.


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