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Old 04-15-2004, 02:17 AM   #1
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Question How to make RH9 detect my usb Thumbdrive!


Goodday! : )


How to i make MY RH9 detect my USB Thumbdrive!

Pls be abit more detail in your explanation thankyou coz i am a Newbie!
 
Old 04-15-2004, 06:48 AM   #2
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I know it seems daunting, but read this thread. This is what I used to get my USB drive installed, and I was quite the newbie at the time. Just do everything the thread tells you to do, in the order it tells you to do it. It's really not that tough once you're done...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...sb+flash+drive

Good luck!
 
Old 04-20-2004, 08:14 AM   #3
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Originally posted by jeffreybluml
I know it seems daunting, but read this thread. This is what I used to get my USB drive installed, and I was quite the newbie at the time. Just do everything the thread tells you to do, in the order it tells you to do it. It's really not that tough once you're done...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...sb+flash+drive

Good luck!
Thanks for the useful reply!

i follow the thread and i was stuck here

[root@localhost mnt]# umount /dev/sda1 /mnt/thumdrive
umount: /mnt/thumbdrive: device is busy
umount: /mnt/thumdrive: not found

i was not able to Unmount!
When i R'click Thumbdrive on the desktopand click unmount ,
It gives me this error
"Nautilus was unable to unmount the selected volume."

Last edited by novkhan; 04-20-2004 at 08:32 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:01 AM   #4
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Yep, I had that happen as well. To be honest, I'm not sure I remember what I did to fix it. First, did you make sure that you didn't have any windows open that were browsing the USB Drive, and no terminals open that were in that directory? If you have either of those conditions, this will not let you unmount it. Second, can you unmount it as root? If so, then it is a permissions thing and we ahould be able to figure it out. Try the advice in this thread, may or may not solve the prob...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ht=unmount+usb

Anybody else feel like chiming in?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 04:13 PM   #5
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I think that that sums it up - it's likely either the drive is still being accessed, or the permissions are wrong.

Probably not the issue, but older versions of Red Hat run something called 'FAM' for tracking changes to directories and it doesn't work very well, so it 's sometimes necessary to kill the FAM process as well to allow unmounting. I know that Fedora doesn't use FAM.

Post your /etc/fstab file if you're still having a problem.

Last edited by hob; 04-20-2004 at 04:15 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 08:55 PM   #6
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Please follow this thread to view my solution:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...04#post2021304
 
  


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