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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
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
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
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.
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