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Old 05-02-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
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USB Lexar JumpDrive


I am trying to use a Lexar Jump Drive 1GB. I have started the USB-Storage Module. and I use the tail -s 3 -f /var/log/messages command to find this out.


May 2 16:55:32 dhcppc2 kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-3, assigned addres s 3
May 2 16:55:35 dhcppc2 usb.agent[7860]: missing kernel or user mode driver usb- storage
May 2 16:55:35 dhcppc2 kernel: SCSI device sda: 2030592 512-byte hdwr sectors ( 1040 MB)
May 2 16:55:35 dhcppc2 kernel: sda: Write Protect is off
May 2 16:55:35 dhcppc2 kernel: sda: sda1
May 2 16:55:35 dhcppc2 kernel: inserting floppy driver for 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl
May 2 16:55:38 dhcppc2 kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found
May 2 16:55:38 dhcppc2 insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2188.nptl/kernel/drivers/b lock/floppy.o: init_module: No such device
May 2 16:55:38 dhcppc2 insmod: Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect m odule parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters. You may find mor e information in syslog or the output from dmesg
May 2 16:55:38 dhcppc2 insmod: /lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2188.nptl/kernel/drivers/b lock/floppy.o: insmod block-major-2 failed
May 2 16:55:39 dhcppc2 devlabel: devlabel service started/restarted
May 2 16:55:59 dhcppc2 su(pam_unix)[8572]: session opened for user root by extr

Why is it trying to use a floppy driver? I have been doing all this as root.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
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It's not using the floppy driver for your USB drive. It's just looking for USB floppy drives and not finding any. Your USB drive is available as /dev/sda1 (i.e. mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usbdrive).
 
Old 05-02-2004, 08:57 PM   #3
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Also, try doing modprobe usb-storage before inserting the jump drive.

Last edited by Capt_Caveman; 05-02-2004 at 08:59 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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I tried modpobe usb-storage before plugging in the USB drive. I tried to mount the drive manually w/ mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usbdrive got an error.

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,
or too many mounted file systems
 
Old 05-03-2004, 07:53 AM   #5
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Usually with the jumb drives, you'll have to mount it as sdaX, where X is an integer between 1 and 4. In your case it looks like the usbdrive is placed under sda1. Create a mount point for it:

mkdir /mnt/usbdrive

Then mount it with the same command jspenguin posted, but specify sda1:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive

If you get any errors, please post them.

Last edited by Capt_Caveman; 05-03-2004 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 12:02 PM   #6
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This is what I get.

[root@dhcppc2 mnt]# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdrive
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device


Thanks for your help folks.
 
  


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