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Old 05-20-2006, 01:59 AM   #1
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Cant get usb device to mount.


I am unable to get my usb device to mount. I changed from suse to mepis and put files and such on a usb device, but when I try to mount it I get:

The reported error was:
mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab


What do I do? I am new to this and with this particular problem I would like for somebody to tell me what I need to do so I can get access to my files!
 
Old 05-20-2006, 11:05 AM   #2
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can anybody help me with this?
 
Old 05-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #3
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nevermind. Works this morningv . . . . . weird
 
Old 05-20-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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First of all you have to be sure that your usb device is assigned as "sdb1" and not "sda1" which is normal if you don't have another usb device connected. Once you have checked this, you must edit th file "fstab" that is under the /etc directory and add:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/the name of the directory you have created to mount the device vfat(in case of a storage device) auto 1 1

And that is all.

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