Trying to Mount USB mounting /dev/sda1 on /mnt/usb failed: Invalid argument
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boot into livecd, find your usb device(likely still /dev/sda1 , but check it with fdisk first), then
and that's it.
or, yes, alternatively you can format it to fat32.
Unfortunately, it seems to me that either of ways won't actually help you using this drive on this device(what's the device btw?), as far as I can see there is no fsck.ext2/fsck.ext3 only minix fs, so likely you will not be able to use any of previously mentioned filesystems with current kernel of the device.
lsmod is command that lists loaded kernel modules, not for reading some info from drives as you used it. It requires no additional parameters but that won't help you here: it's just for your future reference.