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Old 08-30-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question 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...
 
Old 08-31-2009, 12:41 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:30 AM   #3
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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"
 
Old 08-31-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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Get Fedora 11... RH9 is many ages old and unsupported.

#su
#mkdir /abc
#mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /abc
 
Old 08-31-2009, 03:50 PM   #5
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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
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:38 AM   #6
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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
 
Old 09-06-2009, 08:46 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #8
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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.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 02:54 AM   #9
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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
 
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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
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