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Old 02-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #1
Peter Mous
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Flashdrive not detected


Hello! I just installed Slackware 11 on my office laptop (Toshiba Tecra), and I can't get the flashdrive working. I followed the instructions on [threadid=90977], which did work well for my older Toshiba laptop. The command "tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages" does not show any new messages while plugging and unplugging the 1 Gb flashdrive (which, by the way, works fine under Windows on the same laptop). The light on the flashdrive flashes if I plug it in. Any help would be much appreciated. Regards, Peter
 
Old 02-23-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Look in your /dev directory for /dev/sd* devices. On my system, the drive will show up, but just pop the /dev/sda1 device out there. I have to mount it manually, and it works fine from there.

Not sure about your Slackware, though, since it's been a little bit since I've touched that distro, but on Mandriva and SuSE, it works that way. Hope this helps.
 
  


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