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Old 05-26-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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usb drive : no medium found


i want to use an usb drive in mandrake but when i mount it
mount : no medium found
what does it me an ?
how can i format my flash drive without mounting it ?.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 01:51 AM   #2
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As long as the stick is not formatted, it cannot be mounted. Only formatted media can be mounted, not the other way around.

Having said that, it is very rare for a memory stick to be unformatted. Probably something else is wrong. Just to be sure: Does it work under windows?

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Old 05-26-2005, 01:53 AM   #3
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what command did you use? simply 'mount' with no parameters?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 05:40 AM   #4
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i insert the flash drive in usb
then i add: /dev/sda /mnt/usb auto auto,user 0 1 to fstab
then i mkdir -p /mnt/usb
then mount /dev/sda

to Kees-Jan: under windows . it work under the name E:
but one day. i notice a second floppy B: in my computer ! how can it be possible i have only 1 fdd
i format B:
E: drive still exist in my computer but when i try to open, a message tell me to insert the disk but i already insert the flash drive
 
Old 05-26-2005, 05:52 AM   #5
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If it doesn't work under windows, it will probably not work under linux either (as you are experiencing). I'm a bit sorry to say that, but when it comes to usb sticks, I have blind faith in Windows ;-)

Anyway, it once happened to me that when I inserted one usb stick, it created two disks under windows. That was shortly after I messed up the sticks partition table.

I recommend getting the stick to work under windows first (for example by formatting e: ), and then trying to mount it under linux.

Groetjes,

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Old 06-16-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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i think my usb drive have 2 partitions. Can it be possible ? If yes can i merge these 2 partitions ?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 02:33 PM   #7
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I have a usb memory key that has recently been accessed via Windows 2K and when I attempt to mount on RH8 ( I'm prepping to upgrade RH ) ) I see the mentioned message "no medium found". However I am able in insert a memory key with larger ram into the same port.

Any ideas? Does Windows mess with the formating of the key when it is used to delete files off of the key?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 02:48 PM   #8
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Rebooting the machine did the trick. Wierd.
 
  


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