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Old 09-14-2003, 10:22 PM   #1
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mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

I have sucessfully inserted the module "usb-storage".
But when I "mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/g", I got
the following error message:
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device.

I do this all in vmware software. And it has removed
my usb controller when the Linux booted. Maybe it is
the reason for the error. How can I solve it ?

I don't know what is the reason for the vmware poped
out a window and said removing it as well as my other
Old 09-14-2003, 10:35 PM   #2
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run 'fdisk -l' and look check your partition layout. also, consult your vmware documentation. u have something misconfigured back there.


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