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Old 10-23-2003, 07:46 AM   #1
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Sony Micro Vault 128MB USB2 memory stick problems

I have a Sony Micro Vault 128MB USB2 memory stick and when I plug it in to my PC running Knoppix 3.3, KDE places four icons on the desktop, sda1-4, but when I try to mount any of these four, if I use vfat as the file type (it has been formatted as such in Windows 2000) I get an error that the superblock cannot be read or it is the wrong file system type. If I mount it as usbftype then I can enter the directory, and there are two subdirectories 1 and 5 but there are no files on it... I also cannot copy anything to it....

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Just a silly suggestion: try mounting with no fstype, or auto as fstype.
Old 10-24-2003, 05:47 AM   #3
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Thanks Robert, but that was the first thing I tried... And it was not recognised.

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The problem could be the kernel, as it was posted in

Try to upgrade it to 2.4.23.


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