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Old 08-18-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Trouble mounting usb flash drive


Hi,

I have recently installed Slackware 10. I am having trouble mounting a Lexar JumpDrive. Here is some info:


Code:
fdisk -l 

Disk /dev/sda: 31 MB, 31981568 bytes
4 heads, 32 sectors/track, 488 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 128 * 512 = 65536 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         487       31152    4  FAT16 <32M

Disk /dev/hda: 7510 MB, 7510164480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         243     1951866    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2             244         880     5116702+  83  Linux
/dev/hda3             881         913      265072+  82  Linux swap

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive 
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
       or too many mounted file systems
Nothing unusual seems to be in /var/log/messages. My printer is connected to a usb port and prints fine. So it shouldn't be a problem with usb.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


Thanks
 
Old 08-18-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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In my /etc/fstab, I have it listed as an "auto" file system. My drive mounts fine.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #3
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Make sure that you modprobe usb-storage first. Run lsmod to check if it's loaded.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:14 PM   #4
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I just tried

Code:
modprobe usb-storage

lsmod 

Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
printer                 7744   0
snd-pcm-oss            37736   0
snd-mixer-oss          12504   0  [snd-pcm-oss]
usb-storage            66176   0
uhci                   24444   0  (unused)
usbcore                59308   1  [printer usb-storage uhci]
8139too                14376   1
mii                     2272   0  [8139too]
crc32                   2880   0  [8139too]
snd-ens1371            11364   1
gameport                1420   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd-pcm                56072   0  [snd-pcm-oss snd-ens1371]
snd-timer              13604   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc          6328   0  [snd-pcm]
snd-rawmidi            12740   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd-seq-device          3888   0  [snd-rawmidi]
snd-ac97-codec         49500   0  [snd-ens1371]
snd                    30852   1  [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-ens1371 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore               3396   6  [snd]
pcmcia_core            39972   0
ide-scsi                9328   0
agpgart                43940   0  (unused)

I saw another thread that mentioned using sd_mod. I even tried

Code:
modprobe sd_mod

modprobe: Can't locate module sd_mod
Not sure what else to do
 
Old 08-20-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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I have one working now.

When I purchase this flash drive, I bought two of the same model. The one I been trying to use, I first tried it on a Windows XP machine and save a few files on it before trying to
mount it on my Slack box. I tried the second one in the Slack box first and I was able to mount that one. I guess you shouldn't use a flash drive in Windows XP if you planned to use it with a Linux machine also.

Now, to find a script to mount this or figure out if it can auto-mount when I plug it in.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 11:50 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by alpha1906
I have one working now.

When I purchase this flash drive, I bought two of the same model. The one I been trying to use, I first tried it on a Windows XP machine and save a few files on it before trying to
mount it on my Slack box. I tried the second one in the Slack box first and I was able to mount that one. I guess you shouldn't use a flash drive in Windows XP if you planned to use it with a Linux machine also.

Now, to find a script to mount this or figure out if it can auto-mount when I plug it in.
That's really wierd. I can mount mine in both XP and Linux...
 
Old 08-20-2004, 02:59 PM   #7
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I can mount the 2nd one in Windows XP also. The only difference between the first one and the 2nd one, is I mounted the first one in Windows XP before trying it on the Linux box.
 
  


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