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Old 12-11-2006, 04:18 PM   #1
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USB Device


I need to mount a USB device, but I'm not sure about its name in /dev/. I tried /dev/bus/usb/001/001, but that didnt' seem to work. Any suggestions--for my distro?

I couldn't find sda, sdb, or usbfs. Are there any other names?

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Old 12-11-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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Can you post the output of this command
dmesg | grep sd
That should tell us quite a bit, enough to help more maybe. You might want to think about some sort of auto mount daemon. Not sure of it's name in Fedora. You might want to include your /etc/fstab here, if you want it auto mounted in the future.

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Old 12-11-2006, 05:04 PM   #3
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What would dmesg do? In Fedora, it just lists stuff having to do with stuff like this.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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I would tell you what Fedora thinks your USB device is called, (if it was connected at boot.) then you could figure out the rest. I assumed the usb device was a thumb drive, then re-read your post. What sort of device is it exactly ?

dmesg | grep usb

Might work better, if it isn't a thumb drive.

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Old 12-12-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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It is a thumb drive. I don't really recall the company, I'm sorry.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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That's not what I mean at all. I mean, does Fedora call it /dev/sda or something else ? /dev/sda is the most likely, but not the only thing it could be called.

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There is no device that says something along the lines of sda or sdb. Maybe FC5 is too old for USB's or I somehow deleted sda?

I don't really know what else it would be called. I saw something that I didn't notice before: when I booted with the USB in the drive, it started blinking, which it never does.

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Old 12-12-2006, 03:43 PM   #8
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The blinking just means your computer found it. That would be the point of the "dmesg | grep usb" command I told you would be helpful. If you won't post the results of these two commands then I just plain can't help you.

dmesg | grep sd
dmesg | grep usb

From the output of these commands we can figure it out. Once we know what your computer is calling it, then we can edit your /etc/fstab file so linux will mount it on it's own in the future. It's almost always sda, but if you have a sata hard drive it'll most likely be called sdb. The output of those two commands will help us figure it out. I can't say it any plainer than that. If you can't/won't post the output of those commands we can't help, or I can't at least.

Best of luck...

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Old 12-13-2006, 03:51 PM   #9
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Well, I've just about mounted it, and I've found that the filetype is hfs, but when I edit /etc/fstab and try to mount the file system, Linux says that it couldn't find the hfs filesystem. I'm confused why becuase it turned green when I typed it into /etc/fstab.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 03:03 AM   #10
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Instead of putting hfs put auto instead, see if that works. And the turning green bit was just your editors text highlighting, doesn't mean anything else.
 
Old 12-18-2006, 05:59 PM   #11
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Nope, didn't work.

I think what would really help is someone with a Fedora Core 5 distro, and then they could tell me excatly what they have in /etc/fstab, and exactly what commands they used. I don't recall the name of the USB Drive if that matters, but I know that it's a 1.1.
 
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/dev/sda1/mnt/auto defulat users noauto 0 0
is the command to run USB in linux 9
 
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how to i add modem in linux 9
 
Old 12-19-2006, 02:00 AM   #14
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ad MOdem

AoA i am from Pakistan, i am new user of linux, i just got problem, that i have linux 9 but my modem which is intel abnet, is not working and also not dedacted by Linux, is any body tell me how i can install the modem. i b waiting
 
Old 12-20-2006, 04:02 PM   #15
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When I was experimenting last night, I typed in:
Code:
locate usb | grep -w usb
and oddly this came up:
Code:
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-LEXAR_JUMPDRIVE_PRO_106A6208025706170805
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-LEXAR_JUMPDRIVE_PRO_106A6208025706170805-part1
/dev/disk/by-path/usb-106A6208025706170805:0:0:0
/dev/disk/by-path/usb-106A6208025706170805:0:0:0-part1
.....
Code:
/lib/modules/2.6.15-1.2054_FC5/kernel/drivers/usb
There were some more things, too, but those are most noteworthy, especially the first two, because that is my USB model. I then edited /etc/fstab and inserted the following line:
Code:
/dev/disk/by-id/usb-LEXAR_JUMPDRIVE_PRO_106A6208025706170805     /mnt/usb        auto    defaults 0 0
When I mounted the USB, the drive started blinking! (Before, it only did this on startup). However, no matter how I tried to mount it...
Code:
mount /mnt/usb/
mount -t auto /dev/disk/by-id/usb-LEXAR_JUMPDRIVE_PRO_106A6208025706170805 /mnt/usb/
...I always came up with the same error message:
Code:
mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Anybody have any suggestions? I don't have sda listed in the /dev directory, and not even sdb.

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