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Old 12-13-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
john1234
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problem mounting flash drive


Ok here's what I've done
mount -t vfat -o uid=john,gid=users /dev/sda /home/john/flash

and i get back this message
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
missing codepage or other error
In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
dmesg | tail or so

so i do dmesg | tail

sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: sda1
sd 1:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
usb-storage: device scan complete
FAT: invalid media value (0xb9)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
FAT: invalid media value (0xb9)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.
FAT: invalid media value (0xb9)
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev sda.

and i still don't know whats wrong

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I'm using Debian etch
 
Old 12-13-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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You should use /dev/sda1 instead of just /dev/sda to mount the 1st partition of the flash drive.

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Old 12-13-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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that worked i was able to use my flash drive
 
  


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