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Old 02-12-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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Sony Micro Vault USB drive mandrake 10.1


I have a Sony Micro Vault thumb drive64MB (it is recognised as DiskOnKey by windows and linux).
after plugging it in, i cant find /dev/sda1. In Harddrake it is recognised as
Unkown/others along with a winmodem. When i type lsmod, there is a module called usb-storage with size as 65504.How do I mount it?Please help

P.S. I run Mandrake 10.1(2.6.8),KDE(3.2)
 
Old 02-12-2005, 09:51 AM   #2
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try looking in the /mnt directory and see if it has been automatically mounted as /removable.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 10:03 AM   #3
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no, it is not mounted. I tried booting with it plugged in too. There is however only the folder i created for mounting it in /mnt(empty of course). Thanks for your help
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:45 PM   #4
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I did read in a thread somewhere on here about disabling the apic because it causes some kind of problem with usb devices, perhaps if you do a search on apic you'll find the answer you seek.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:17 PM   #5
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hey, isnt apic disabled or enabled by bios? is so, it must not work with windows too right?or am i wrong? Anyway i posted a portion of o/p of demsg if thats of any help.


uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: irq 11, io base 0000eec0
uhci_hcd 0000:00:1f.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using address 2
hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-1:1.0: 4 ports detected
usbcore: registered new driver usblp
drivers/usb/class/usblp.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
usb 1-1.2: new full speed USB device using address 3
usb 1-1.3: new low speed USB device using address 4
SCSI subsystem initialized
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb-storage: probe of 1-1.2:1.0 failed with error -1
usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usbcore: registered new driver hiddev
input: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech Optical USB Mouse] on usb-0000:00:1f.2-1.3
usbcore: registered new driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver
usbcore: registered new driver usbmouse
drivers/usb/input/usbmouse.c: v1.6:USB HID Boot Protocol mouse driver
ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output

thanks for your help
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:35 PM   #6
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check /proc/bus/usb/devices and see if it shows up in that file, you might have to mknod /dev/sda1, i know i was missing some of my sd? files so i had to make them to get all my usb drives to work
 
Old 02-12-2005, 11:58 PM   #7
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yes, it is listed :

T: Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 3 Spd=12 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=08ec ProdID=0010 Rev= 2.00
S: Manufacturer=Sony
S: Product=USB Storage Media
S: SerialNumber=011362103501C1EC
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr= 94mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=(none)
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms
E: Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 64 Ivl=0ms

can you give me the exact syntax for mknod?(like what is major, minor etc.) thank you.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:04 AM   #8
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I don't know the specifics of what the major and minor are but all the /dev/sd? devices are major=8 and for /dev/sda1 the minor is 1
you're making a block devices so you'll need to specify that with a b so you're line should look like this:

mknod /dev/sda1 b 8 1

of course you'll have to be root to do this, you'll also have to change the group of the device to disk and change perissions to 660

but you might have another problem, i noticed in the snippit you posted it said driver=(none). The usb-storage module should be listed there, i don't know why its not. just making the /dev/sda1 might not solve your problem, Mandrake might make them on the fly and since there is no driver with the devices, that could be why there's no /dev/sda1 but i'm not sure, i know with my distro(vida) which is gentoos based, i just have all /dev/* already there wether they're used or not. it shouldn't hurt to make the /dev/sda1, it will work or it won't
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:23 AM   #9
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no it didn't work, when i mount it, i get:
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
if i run lsmod, usb-storage is recognised as a module. What must I do now?
I dont think drivers can be downloaded for this. Can someone help me with it?
Thanks anyway ak99505.
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:38 AM   #10
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sorry i couldn't be more help, at least you have the problem narrowed down a little, you just need to find out why usb-storage is not its driver, it should be i have a thumb drive and thats what it uses
 
Old 02-13-2005, 01:42 AM   #11
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no problem you were of great help thanks...
 
  


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