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Old 05-18-2005, 10:01 AM   #1
DoddyUK
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USB Memory Key no longer mounts


Sandisk Cruzer Mini 256MB

This is a problem which has just sprung up out of the blue. Fedora Core 3 no longer seems to be able to recognise or mount my USB key. I've had a quick search around the internet and tried a few commands, but it won't seem to mount. When I try to mount manually:


Code:
[root@rei michael]# mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb
mount: special device /dev/sda1 does not exist
I check the currently connected USB devices, to see if it is actually recognised by Linux.

Code:
[root@rei michael]# /sbin/lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 10df:0100 In-Win Development, Inc.
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 06b9:4061 Alcatel Telecom Speed Touch ISDN or ADSL Modem
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 043d:0078 Lexmark International, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
No sign of it. I check the interrupts to see if anything is turning up there.

Code:
[root@rei michael]# tail /proc/interrupts
  3:       3961          XT-PIC  uhci_hcd
  8:          1          XT-PIC  rtc
  9:          0          XT-PIC  acpi
 10:       4302          XT-PIC  VIA8233, uhci_hcd
 11:        413          XT-PIC  ehci_hcd, uhci_hcd, eth0
 12:      13460          XT-PIC  i8042
 14:      15657          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:       1676          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
ERR:          0
I have a look at my message log next. This is the last thing I can think of since no other command has detected the USB device.

Code:
[root@rei michael]# tail /var/log/messages
May 18 15:44:17 rei kernel: hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
May 18 15:44:17 rei kernel: hda: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
May 18 15:44:17 rei kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown
May 18 15:44:17 rei kernel: ide0: reset: success
May 18 15:44:59 rei kernel: usb 1-5: USB disconnect, address 5
May 18 15:45:01 rei kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using address 6
May 18 15:45:06 rei kernel: usb 1-5: control timeout on ep0out
May 18 15:45:11 rei kernel: usb 1-5: control timeout on ep0out
May 18 15:45:11 rei kernel: usb 1-5: device not accepting address 6, error -110
May 18 15:45:11 rei kernel: usb 1-5: new high speed USB device using address 7
So, I know something is not right here, the connection is timing out. But why all of a sudden over the past couple of days has the USB Key stopped working? Can anyone help me out? I don't want to do a ful reinstall again.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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If you havent already, you might consider checking to see if the propper usb modules are being loaded .

command "lsmod"
 
Old 05-19-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my Cruzer on SuSE. If memory serves me correctly the /dev point changed to /dev/sde1. You may want to check that. It appears from your log files the system sees it. You may also try: mount -t vfat /dev/sdxx /media/usb

xx = your variables of a1 or e1.

I always thought you had to tell mount what type of filesystem and your post doesn't contain that either.

edit:
a post just after yours was replied to by esteeven and this is the link in it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ght=mount+flash

Last edited by ithawtewrong; 05-19-2005 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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Thanks for that. I know where exactly my USB key is located now, although I still can't seem to mount it. A fdisk check gave me this output:

Code:
[root@rei mnt]# /sbin/fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 78.2 GB, 78257815552 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9514 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1        8793    70629741    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2            8794        9514     5791432+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5            8794        8850      457821   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda6            8851        9514     5333548+  83  Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 256 MB, 256900608 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 979 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1               1         979      250574+   6  FAT16
so my usb key is located at /dev/sdb1. So I updated my /etc/fstab file as so:

Code:
# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details
LABEL=/                 /                       ext2    defaults        1 1
none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0
none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0
none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0
/dev/hda5               swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
/dev/hdd                /media/cdrecorder       auto    pamconsole,fscontext=system_u:object_r:removable_t,ro,exec,noauto,managed 0 0
/dev/fd0                /media/floppy           auto    
/dev/sdb1 		/media/usbstick 		FAT16 user,noauto,umask=0 0 0
so hopefilly all will be well when I try to mount it in the console. However, when I try to, this error appears:

Code:
[root@rei mnt]# mount /media/usbstick
mount: mount point /media/usbstick does not exist
So, any more ideas?

Last edited by DoddyUK; 05-21-2005 at 02:53 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:16 PM   #5
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Problem solved. Turns out I made the usbstick directory in /mnt rather than /media. Thanks anyway.

I truely am a n00b at times... ^^;
 
  


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