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Old 02-02-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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Computer won't see my Flash drive, what's up?


I'm trying to just put some pictures in the computer but the computer doesn't mount my flash card/reader when I plug it into the USB. What's the deal with this, it always worked with Ubuntu and other Linux distros. I'm running Libranet at the moment and if it would be easier to run a live CD just to get the pictures I will but how do I get this to auto mount for the future?

Thanks a lot!

PS I'ma noob(so walk me through this) for the most part but I've been $hitOS free for 4 months now!
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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First check whether the machine has loaded the modules:
lsmod

Check the output of:
dmesg
Can you see any references to the card reader?

The next thing to look at would be
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Does the device show up there?


I don't know libra, or what it's based on, but it's not
uncommon (not to say sensible) not to automatically
mount things...

Slack hot-plugs my card-reader, but I manually mount it:
mount /mnt/cam


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Old 02-03-2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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I'm sorry but I don't know how to check any of that? I'm fairly new like I said, do you know any live cd that will auto mount and I'll just use that?

Adam
 
Old 02-03-2005, 03:19 AM   #4
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I seem to remember that Libranet would only detect my Flash pen if I have booted with it inserted.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 04:27 AM   #5
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One way to check to see how your system is handeling it is by this:

Make sure the thumbdrive is not plugged in....

Open your favorite console and do the following:

$su -l
# tail -f /var/log/messages

plug in the thumbdrive

now watch that console and look to see if your system is picking it up or not.... Often you can get an indication of where it put the device in the /dev directory (i.e. sda sda1.... )

Give that a shot and let us know....

Cheers,
Bruce
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by SonoranFun
I'm sorry but I don't know how to check any of that?

Adam
Ummm ...

You open a console, and type
dmesg
lsmod
and the likes and read what it says ...


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