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Hello, this is the first time i come here.
i just want to mount portable USB hardisk in RedHat Linux 9.0,
but i don't know how to accomplish this, i know how to mount a flashdisk
using "mount -t vfat -o iocharset=gb2312 /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb", but when i
apply that command on a USB hardisk, it doesn't work.
Could someone give me some advice? Linux is a whole new world to me...
Forgive me if i thank you some hours or some days later because my access to the internet is limited by time.
are you sure that your hard drive is a vfat device? what error does it give when you try the command you mentioned? may be if you try ext2 it might work, if the problem is to so with the file system. also, i think the follwoing link could be helpful..
Thanks,rpb, tuxrules and Poetics!
when i use "mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usb", the error message is
"/dev/sda is not a valid block device"
so i tried "mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb", but the same error message
so, rpb, tuxrules and Poetics, what is the device name for a external USB
my USB hdd was partitioned with several partitions, and all the partitions were formated with fat32.
Last edited by cn_chopsticks; 05-15-2005 at 12:16 AM.
i solved the problem!!
in redhat 9 with the kernel 2.4.20-8, you have to compile the kernel if you want to use the usb-storage
the following is how i did:
First, edit the file /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/Makefie, from the beginning, you will see the value like this "EXTRAVERSION =XXXX", replace it with "EXTRAVERSION =-8", this step is very important!!
you may have the question, "why should the value be -8?", sorry, i don't konw why, but remember, it depends on the kernel you are using. For example, if you are use the kernel 2.4.20-8, you must replace "EXTRAVERSION =XXXX" with "EXTRAVERSION =-8"
Second, modify the header file /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/drivers/usb/storage/unusual_devs.h
in the file, find the sections like the following:
UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x05e3, 0x0702, 0x0000, 0x0001,
"External Hard Disk",
US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_BULK, NULL,
if you find that, modify it with following:
UNUSUAL_DEV( 0x05e3, 0x0702, 0x0000, 0x9999,
"External Hard Disk",
US_SC_SCSI, US_PR_BULK, NULL,
US_FL_FIX_INQUIRY | US_FL_MODE_XLATE | US_FL_START_STOP ),
Ok, after that do the following:
#cp /boot/config-2.4.20-8 /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/.config
then, change your directory to /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/
and go on:
#make mrproper(if you have compiled the kernel, add this command)
#make modules (this step will expend considerable time)
All right!! everything is almost ready!!
just a few steps:
#cp /usr/src/linux-2.4.20-8/drivers/usb/storage/usb-storage.o /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/usb/storage/
after that step, you can plug your USB hdd.
#modprobe -r usb-storage
#modprobe usb-storage(if you compile the kernel correctly, no error message will appear)
after that, try this command:
did you see the info about you USB hdd?
everything is ready, just mount!!
#mount -t vfat /dev/sda1(the number may be different) /mnt/your directory
Maybe it's helpful, thanks all the friends above!!
automatically mount a harddisk and how to make it writable
Anyone know how to automatically mount a harddisk and how to make it writable ?
My harddrive is netdisk (ximeta)
and my partition is ntfs
I use debian
Here is my command line to mount my drive :
mount /dev/uba1 /mnt/disk
Here is what I have done to mount automatically my harddrive :
/mnt/removable /etc/auto.removable --timeout=10
/mnt/disk /etc/auto.win --timeout=60
I'm having a problem, I just recently bought a Maxtor OneTouch II external harddisk for my laptop.
Under Windows, it works fine with both USB and FireWire, however on Ubuntu I can only open it (/dev/sda1) with USB, not FireWire.
However, I know my card is being detected.
0000:03:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller (rev 46)