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Old 02-16-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Can't mount USB drive in knoppix


I cannot seem to mount my USB thumb drive in knoppix. I am new to linux and have tried to follow various threads on the boards.

I am running knoppix on a computer that has windows xp and suse 9.0 on a dual-boot hard drive.

when i use the terminal as root, I can see that it sees my usb drive and its number is 3.

when I try to mount it by:

mkdir /mnt/USB (this works ok)

mount -t vfat /dev/sda3 /mnt/USB



I get:


mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda3,
or too many mounted file systems


Help.......thanks in advance!

Newbie leaving M$
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:19 PM   #2
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Is the thumbdrive really /dev/sda3? You can check with (as root) fdisk -l (that is a lowercase L).
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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Maybe I was wrong......here is the output, but I still don't knwo what to do with it.....thanks in advance

root@ttyp0[knoppix]# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 13.5 GB, 13578485760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1650 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 701 5630751 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 702 714 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 715 1569 6867787+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1570 1650 650632+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1570 1650 650601 82 Linux swap
root@ttyp0[knoppix]#
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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Is the thumbdrive plugged in? There is no mention of any 'scsi' devices. If it is not plugged in yet, then plug it in, run the above command again and look for any /dev/sdXX partitions.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:38 PM   #5
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Disk /dev/sda: 262 MB, 262144000 bytes
9 heads, 56 sectors/track, 1015 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 504 * 512 = 258048 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 ? 3809427 4889659 272218546+ 20 Unknown
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(356, 97, 46) logical=(3809426, 4, 31)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(357, 116, 40) logical=(4889658, 7, 27)
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda2 ? 2639255 3708652 269488144 6b Unknown
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(288, 110, 57) logical=(2639254, 3, 19)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(269, 101, 57) logical=(3708651, 6, 50)
Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda3 ? 1069424 3843953 699181456 53 OnTrack DM6 Aux3
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(345, 32, 19) logical=(1069423, 3, 32)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(324, 77, 19) logical=(3843952, 8, 47)
Partition 3 does not end on cylinder boundary.
/dev/sda4 * 2767119 2767161 10668+ 49 Unknown
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(87, 1, 0) logical=(2767118, 3, 24)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(335, 78, 2) logical=(2767160, 6, 24)
Partition 4 does not end on cylinder boundary.

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Disk /dev/hda: 13.5 GB, 13578485760 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1650 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 701 5630751 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 702 714 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 715 1569 6867787+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 1570 1650 650632+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 1570 1650 650601 82 Linux swap
 
Old 02-16-2004, 09:58 PM   #6
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Does your thumb drive really have 4 partitions? If so, then you could try mounting as you were trying above, but using the other partitions. For example, mount -t vfat /dev/sdaX /mnt/USB It does, however, seem a little strange that you should get those errors.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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I do not think my usb drive has any partitions other than fat32.
The computer that I am running the knoppix live cd from has win xp and suse 9.o linux on the hard drives. are these the partitions?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 08:48 AM   #8
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1) Please don't double post.
2) check this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...569#post764569
 
  


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