freezes during mounting USB devices
I've also had problems with freezes when mounting a USB device in RedHat 7.3, in this case a DiskOnKey flash memory with hfs or ext2 filesystems. The device can be mounted with "mount -t hfs /dev/sda /mnt/diskonkey" after the computer is first started but then removing the flash memory, reinserting it , and attempting to mount it again causes a freeze. Oddly enough, running "cdrecord -scanbus" before mounting gets rid of the problem. I've seen recommendations to remove and then reinsert the usb-storage module as a solution but didn't have success with it. Obviously there's a bug here somewhere. Does anyone have any ideas?