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Old 05-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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mount/umount usb stick - PQI Intelligent Stick 2.0


Hi All:
I'm sure this will be a simple answer for one of you Linux Gurus out there. I have successfully configured, mounted and transferred files from my PQI Intelligent Stick 2.0 to my IBM Thinkpad 570 --which has Fedora Core 1 installed on it. I have done the following to mount the usb stick:

1) Create a mount point - /mnt/usbdisk
2) Add the following entry in /etc/fstab -
/dev/sda /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
3) Entered at terminal - mount /dev/sda /mnt/usbdisk

When I unmount the usb stick with the command "umount /mnt/usbdisk" I lose the mount point and fstab entry. I notice that these don't go away when I unmount the floppy, so how can I keep from retyping these commands over and over again?
Thanks,
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:42 PM   #2
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Edit: misread your post

Are you using some kind of automounting software like HAL or IVMAN?

You might also want to set the options you use to mount it as users,gid=users,noauto.

Last edited by Valhalla; 05-05-2005 at 08:44 PM.
 
Old 05-06-2005, 04:12 AM   #3
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Nope. Not to my knowledge anyway. I believe Fedora recognizes the usb stick because it sees it under hwbrowser, but I have to go thru the steps outlined to mount the usb stick. Should I consider one of the two apps you cited?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 04:38 AM   #4
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Eh?

fstab - /dev/sda /mnt/floppy

mount /dev/sda /mnt/usbdisk

Why the mismatch??

Also, are you sure you shouldn't be mounting /dev/sda1 rather than just /dev/sda?
 
Old 05-06-2005, 10:58 AM   #5
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It would probably be better to use a single mount /dev/sda command if its in fstab. I don' tknow why you made a seperatemount point then mounted it at floppy. It would probably be better to try mounting /dev/sda1 though, unless your usb has a flipped out partition scheme.

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Old 05-06-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
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oops, I think I made a mistake. The line is supposed to be:

/dev/sda /mnt/usbdisk auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

Thanks! I'll try sda1. I think in hwbrowser it listed the stick as sda, which is why I used that instead of sda1.
 
  


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