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I have 3 windows partition on an external USB drive (2x ntfs 1 x fat32) and also my main windows partitions. When I first installed SuSE10.1 I was able to mount the USB partitions via various KDE GUI's now I can't, it doesn't exist apparently yet /dev/sda6 appears in my fstab!
I would like them all to mount at boot with the fat32 mounting r+w.
Here's my fstab can anyone help?
Distribution: RedHat, Slackware, Experimenting with FreeBSD
Your OS does not seem to be picking up your USB device otherwise the ls /dev | grep 'sda6' or ls -l /dev/sda6 command would have given you some output.
You cannot run the 'fdisk -l' command while logged in as a regular user. You can run it as root.
Try disconnecting your USB device and re-attaching it to your PC. Then check 'dmesg' and 'tail /var/log/messages'. If you see a warning message like 'device sdaX not accepting address <number>' that means your device is not being identified by the OS.
I have had a similar problem with my flash drive. Once I switched to an updated kernel version it was picking up fine. Note that it might just be a hardware problem too (your USB port maybe damaged).
Login as root and then type fdisk -l or dmesg | tail. Check on which "port" your device is in. Then create a folder in /mnt for example under the name usb. After that you can mount the usb device as: mount -t vfat /dev/sd_yours_here /mnt/usb