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Old 01-31-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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thumb drive


i have a thumb drive that use for pretty much everything. the problem is that it does not seem to see it. how do i mount a thmb drive? whatr is it's name(like partion 1 is hda1 ect).
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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If you have Hotplug enabled, it makes life easier..

Plug in your thumbdrive, and then type
dmesg
You should see some information like

Code:
scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 5
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
  Vendor: Flash/SM  Model: Super Talent 2.0  Rev: 2040
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 00
usb-storage: device scan complete
SCSI device sda: 506880 512-byte hdwr sectors (260 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 506880 512-byte hdwr sectors (260 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
 /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target0/lun0: p1
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
Here, i notice that my pen drive is called sda. To mount, create a folder in your /mnt directory,
Code:
cd /mnt
mkdir pendrive
And then, mount your pendrive
Code:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/pendrive
That should do the trick.

EDIT: Make sure your pendrive is not formatted as NTFS, otherwise you won't be able to write anything to it.

EDIT: To automate the proccess, assuming your pendrive is formatted as fat or fat32, edit your fstab
Code:
pico /etc/fstab
add the following line

Code:
/dev/sda1       /mnt/pendrive    vfat            defaults        1  0
and save
Code:
ctrl + x
Now all you have to type is
Code:
mount /mnt/pendrive

Last edited by xushi; 01-31-2005 at 10:40 AM.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
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nope didn't work i did it exactly as you said(and several otherways) and when ever i go to mount it says that the special device does not exist. i have tryed sda and sda1.
 
Old 01-31-2005, 04:00 PM   #4
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If you're running a stock kernel, you may have to do
Code:
modprobe usb-storage
Then, plug in the thumb drive. Run dmesg, and at the end you should see the lines referred to above, from the previous poster's tips.
At that point, mount /mnt/whatever should work just fine

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:34 AM   #5
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worked like a charm. thx
 
Old 02-01-2005, 04:33 PM   #6
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Cool.

Now add modprobe usb-storage to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and it'll load on boot everytime.

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