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sivafedora 08-30-2009 11:52 PM

mounting pen drive on redhat 9
 
I am using redhat 9 os which is newly installed and in /mnt folder i could only see floppy drive, cd rom drive available for mounting. There is no sign of the connected pen drive (transcend 4 gb). the usb port is working well with XP and fedora. why redhat 9 is not able to detect and auto mount the pen drive..pls help this is urgent for me...thanks in advance...

linuxlover.chaitanya 08-31-2009 12:41 AM

Once you connect the pen drive, check with dmesg if it is detected and on what port? It could be something like sdb or something similar. You can then mount the usb drive manually on some folder.

htnakirs 08-31-2009 11:30 AM

Autofs is the service which automounts devices, and it may be switched off. Search online on how to get autofs to start at boot time. Autofs will only detect drives that are plugged in after the system has completely booted to desktop.

The alternative, if you do not want automounting and are using KDE 3, is to use konqueror to mount the drive when needed. The rightmost panel in konqueror (further to the right of the folder tree panel, when using File management profile) has a button called "system", which is the last one. Click on this and you will see a list of folder entries, one of which is "storage media". Clickon this and on the left panel you will see the transcend drive (to detect drives, refresh the screen with F5). Doubel click on the drive and it's contents will be displayed and the drive will be mounted under "/media"

amani 08-31-2009 12:45 PM

Get Fedora 11... RH9 is many ages old and unsupported.

#su
#mkdir /abc
#mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /abc

John VV 08-31-2009 03:50 PM

Red Hat 9 is SO OLD (It's last update was in 2003 ) that it might now know what to do with new hardware that was designed AFTER rh9 was discontinued .

please do yourself and THE REST OF THE NET a favour and run a SUPPORTED opperating system

the Current Red Hat is RHEL 5.3

sivafedora 09-06-2009 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amani (Post 3664212)
Get Fedora 11... RH9 is many ages old and unsupported.

#su
#mkdir /abc
#mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /abc

thank you sir, i seriously need redhat 9, although i am using fedora 10 on my desktop. I am a student working on mobile computing, to implement some protocol simulator versions i need redhat 9. to extract a 10 MB text file every time i am burning a CD-ROM due to this pen drive unmounting problem. Thank you

sivafedora 09-06-2009 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya (Post 3663478)
Once you connect the pen drive, check with dmesg if it is detected and on what port? It could be something like sdb or something similar. You can then mount the usb drive manually on some folder.

Thanks chaitanya, but i didnt noticed any message when it was connected. Can you pls give the command line for manual mounting. Thanks in advance.

Wim Sturkenboom 09-06-2009 11:01 AM

Run dmesg and remember the last lines. Insert the pen and run dmesg again and check the last few lines. If dmesg does not show anything, you have a problem.

In another thread it was suggested that one can run an old distro in a virtual machine; that might be a solution. However your earlier posts do not make clear if that is an option.

sivafedora 09-09-2009 02:54 AM

Thanks to all, for helping me quickly..i solved my problem, i give you the process, so that it may be useful to you.
My pendrive is mounted as sda1 in /dev....I can see it in /startup/hardware browser/removable drives
then i ran the command..mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /Myfolder
good day

sivafedora 09-09-2009 02:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sivafedora (Post 3671798)
thank you sir, i seriously need redhat 9, although i am using fedora 10 on my desktop. I am a student working on mobile computing, to implement some protocol simulator versions i need redhat 9. to extract a 10 MB text file every time i am burning a CD-ROM due to this pen drive unmounting problem. Thank you

Thank you, i got it...


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