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Old 01-13-2007, 04:30 AM   #1
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slack 10.2 not detecting my USB drive


Hi, i'm using slackware 10.2 the 2.4.31 kernel, how do i mount a usb flash drive, my /etc/fstab is like this:

Code:
/dev/hda4        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hda3        /                ext2        defaults         1   1
/dev/hda6        /fat-e           vfat        defaults         1   0
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/hdc         /mnt/dvd         auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
and the dmesg o/p (last few lines) after i plug my usb flash drive is:

Code:
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(ed)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f3)
keyboard: Timeout - AT keyboard not present?(f4)
hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-3, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=2 (error=-71)
hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-3, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=3 (error=-71)
plz help!!
 
Old 01-13-2007, 04:38 AM   #2
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In my case, my USB is detected as sdc. First, you need to create a location where you can mount the files in your thumbdrive. I use /mnt/usbdribe

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mount /dev/sdc -t auto /mnt/usbdrive
 
Old 01-13-2007, 10:31 PM   #3
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thanx for the reply, i have created a mount point but how do i find the correct device file to mount, when i tried to mount /dev/sdc it shows:
Code:
mount: /dev/sdc is not a valid block device
I even tried some other files (sda,sda1,sda2,.......)
Do i have to change anything in my /etc/fstab file??
 
Old 01-13-2007, 10:53 PM   #4
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you might try sdb1 as your mount point....also, edit your /etc/fstab to include something like this
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/dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbdrive vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=1000 0 0
and then as root create the mount point /mnt/usbdrive
 
Old 01-14-2007, 02:16 AM   #5
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Thanx for your help, its working on sda, after i included that entry in the /etc/fstab file
 
  


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