LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-03-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
jwijesundra
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 52

Rep: Reputation: 15
usb stick


hey i'm using fedora core 3 and i need to mount my usb stick.
I tried mount /dev/sdb /mount/flash -t vfat
but i get the following
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
or too many mounted file systems

My usb disk is formatted in fat16.

Thanks,

Jerome
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:32 PM   #2
JaseP
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 12.04/14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3/6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Posts: 1,799

Rep: Reputation: 157Reputation: 157
Try mounting as auto...
It isn't an encrypted USB stick is it???
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
IBall
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian, Various using VMWare
Posts: 2,088

Rep: Reputation: 62
It is possible that Fedora automounted it for you when you plugged it in. Run the command "mount" with no arguments, and see if your usb stick is listed there. If it is, you should be able to simply copy files to it (on Mandrake 10, it gets auto mounted to /mnt/removable), and when you are done just unplug it (Wait for the files to finish copying first though!.

Also, are you sure that the usb stick is /dev/sdb and not /dev/sda or something else? Try the command "dmesg" and also "cat /proc/scsi/scsi".

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mount/umount usb stick - PQI Intelligent Stick 2.0 sandbag Linux - Software 5 05-06-2005 11:12 AM
USB stick bardia_amir Linux - Hardware 3 08-29-2004 11:30 PM
USB problems: Memorex USB stick 256MB and PSX to USB adapter by Radio Shack Knuckles T15 Linux - Hardware 1 05-19-2004 06:58 PM
USB stick Gilion General 6 12-30-2003 04:55 AM
USB-Stick/usb-storage JC_at_LQ Linux - General 2 07-14-2003 06:56 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration