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Hello. I have an Unidrive USB "Mass storage device" of 128Mb, I would like to have it working in Mandrake 9.1 but even thought when it starts it recognises a new hardware and "probe" it I cant get to access it. Any clues???
Thanks Philippe for the hint, unfortunatelly it didnt work, It seemed to be mounted correctly since it didnt show an error message but it didnt create the folder. Do I have to (previouselly had) create(d) the folder??
I also noticed that this time (before I tried to mount it) there was a folder in /mnt/ called Removable but it is empty, I also tried to mount the device to this folder but was useless.
Open a console as root. Issue the following commands:
chmod 777 /mnt/USBdrive
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/USBdrive
Then you should be OK. You will need to supply the '-t vfat' part or else you'll be given an error about not providing a filesystem type. You can use any name you like instead of 'USBdrive'. The 'chmod' command changes permissions so you can access the device while logged in as a normal user.
im sorry for the delay but I forgot about this thread....
I tried all of what you guys said and the problem seems to be that the 'sda1' is not the direction to the FlashMemory (USB storage device)....
How can i find the right one??
I tried changing the number (sda2, sda3,sda4....) but it didnt work....
I have also been wondering around the Mandrake Control Center but found nothing I could use, I tried the HardDrake but just couldnt read anything I considered worth it....<dont forget Im a newbie....>
Thanks for your support
You will need to make sure sd_mod, usb-storage, and either usb-uhci, uhci, usb-ohci, or ohci is loaded. Also you will need to make sure scsi modules are also loaded. Eventually the device node /dev/sda..../dev/sdz will be created by devfsd. When mounting, I suggest adding sync to the option list for mount command. If you do not, then you have to remember running sync before unmounting.
I am having similar trouble with my samsung mp3 player, which operates like a usb disk. Whats happening is as soon as it mounts it changes folder permissions to 755( which i can watch happening) i can access the disk but cant write to it.
I tried making a dir as user in my home dir then mounting to that but again, no write access.
I tried chmod'ing the sda, sda1 devices etc before mounting, then making dir in home folder as user and root, then mounting to both those folders, still changes permissions, normally to 755, and even when you are su or the owner you cant change them to what you want to.