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Old 04-10-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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I need help mounting my flashdrive


From the top.......

USB ports are working:

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0483:1307 SGS Thomson Microelectronics Cytronix 6in1 card reader
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0409:0058 NEC Corp. HighSpeed Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

This is from lsmod:
usb_storage 65984 0
usblp 11264 0
usbcore 104312 4 usb_storage,usblp,ehci_hcd


I have this in my fstab:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive vfat owner,users 0 0

I issue this command " mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive " then I get "must specify filesystem type" message and the light on the flashdrive blinks off then on.

Then I issue this command "mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/flashdrive " I get " wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1, or too many mounted file systems"

I have read in another thread about needing to enable vfat support or something in the kernel BUT!! I already had this drive mounted and deleted some quickbooks files off of it so it was working somehow.

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Old 04-10-2005, 10:21 PM   #2
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Here is a thread on USB Multi-card readers where I posted my experiences with these devices in both Slackware and Knoppix.

Summary of my advice:

1) Recompile your Slackware kernel and enable the SCSI option "Probe all LUNs"; or

2) Install Knoppix/Kanotix/Mepis etc. instead. I currently posting this from a Kanotix 2004-05 distro. I can confirm that my Acomdata 6-in-1 usb card reader works fine; I just transferred a file to my 512MB SD card today (it's mounted as /dev/sdd1; Smartmedia is /dev/sdc1).
 
Old 04-11-2005, 06:39 PM   #3
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I did access it once, so I think there might be a mounting issue. ?
 
Old 04-12-2005, 08:18 PM   #4
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No one has any other ideas??
 
Old 04-14-2005, 02:24 AM   #5
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My only other suggestion is to try different partitions ie. /dev/sda4 (for some reason, that's how my internal Iomega Zip drive mounts), /dev/sdb1, /dev/sdc1 etc.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 01:59 PM   #6
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I did dmesg and got this, some errors but I dont know what they are:

SCSI device sda: 64000 512-byte hdwr sectors (33 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 37 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI error: host 0 id 0 lun 0 return code = 8000002
Sense class 7, sense error 0, extended sense 0
SCSI device sda: 64000 512-byte hdwr sectors (33 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 37 00 00 08
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: sda1
SCSI error: host 0 id 0 lun 0 return code = 8000002
Sense class 7, sense error 0, extended sense 0
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Attached scsi generic sg0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0, type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete

Could it be this flashdrive is to old or something? I tried to leave it plugged in and then rebooted and WHOA! kde crashed, Linux crashed to a console but no command line available and I tried logging in under tty6 and Linux froze, so I let it sit for like 10 minutes and then i had to hit the reset button.
 
  


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