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Old 08-03-2005, 12:08 AM   #1
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Can't access usb key in slackware 10.1


Hi,

I tried using the command:

mount /dev/sda1

which is what I usually use to mount my usbdisk in FC4 but that didn't work. I tried going into konquerer and looking at the devices that are listed and my usb key wasn't there. I know that the usb key is fine cuz I just used it seconds ago.
Anyone have any ideas?

thanks,

thorney
 
Old 08-03-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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What happens when you issue "mount /dev/sda1"? Any error messages?
 
Old 08-03-2005, 06:53 AM   #3
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you'll either have to add the mount to your fstab, or login as root and do the whole shabang,
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash
or something to that effect, it's been a while since I've done that.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 06:56 AM   #4
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As goldennuggets said:

Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash
as root will mount the driver in /mnt/flash (so you need to create this directory if it does not exist). If that goes fine, you can create an entry in yout /etc/fstab file to use only "mount /dev/sda1/"

HTH
 
Old 08-03-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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plug in your usb drive and then issue `dmesg` in a terminal, you'll get something like this near the end:
Code:
SCSI device sda: 128000 512-byte hdwr sectors (66 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 sda: sda1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi8, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
which tells you what device the pendrive has been assigned
 
Old 08-03-2005, 11:21 AM   #6
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I'll give all these things a try.

thanks everyone
 
Old 08-03-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
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I edited /etc/fstab with

Code:
/dev/sda1      /mnt/usbdisk      vfat      defaults      0      0

and then the command "mount /dev/sda1" worked fine.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 11:35 AM   #8
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excellent. glad to hear your success.
 
  


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