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Old 09-26-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
rifffrafff
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MDK 10.0 takes too long to recognize USB flash drive


I have a Lexar Jumpdrive "Traveler" USB flash drive which works with Mandrake 10.0 Official. However, it is annoyingly slow at being recognized.

When I plug in the thumb drive, fstab is almost immediately written with this line:

none /mnt/removable supermount dev=/dev/scsi/host6/bus0/target0/lun0/part1,fs=ext2:vfat,--,umask=0,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850 0 0

and when I remove the drive, that line is almost immediately removed, as it should be.

The problem is that, after plugging in the drive and then clicking on the drive's icon, it's over 60 seconds before anything appears in the Konqueror file manager.

I believe the system is trying to find an EXT2 format drive, times out after 60 seconds, tries looking for a VFAT format, finds it, and all is well (note the order of the "fs=" line in fstab).

I think that line is written by drakupdate_fstab, but where does it get its info on what filesystem to look for on that particular device? If I could find the config file, perhaps I could change the order from ext2, vfat to vfat, ext2.

Any ideas on where I could look for a configuration file for this problem?
 
Old 09-27-2004, 01:37 AM   #2
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The filesystem probe order of automounted devices is set in the file: /etc/filesystems

Mine looks like this:

ext2
nodev proc
nodev devpts
iso9660
reiserfs
vfat

I expect if you move vfat to the top of the list, you will see ext2 and vfat order reversed in your fstab entry as well.
 
Old 09-27-2004, 08:23 PM   #3
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Excellent. I'll try that. Thanks a lot!






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