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Old 07-12-2008, 03:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up mounting pen drive in solaris


hi everyone

my 4GB transcend pen drive is not getting mounted in my machine I am using Solaris 10 x86, the drive is formatted with FAT16,
i have also tried formating using FAT and FAT32

when typed "rmformat" the device is getting detected, but it is showing
device type=<unknown>

i am not able to format in solaris also, i tried it using
the command "volcheck", the format tab is not active

i tried mounting using
mkdir /mnt/usb
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p0 /mnt/usb &
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p0:c /mnt/usb &
mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c2t0d0p0:1 /mnt/usb

but all these are giving same error as
<I/O error>

my pen drive works fine in my windows and RHEL4

/vol/dev/dsk/c2t0d0/unknown_format is the location, where
it will be mounted by default in the name unknown_format

please help mounting my pen drive

thanks in advance
john k m
 
Old 07-12-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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Sun Knowledgebase recomments fat32. http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/docum...=1-61-216878-1 has instructions how to mount flash drives.
 
Old 07-12-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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It might be you haven't a recent enough Solaris release:

http://bugs.opensolaris.org/view_bug.do?bug_id=6391828
 
Old 07-14-2008, 12:48 AM   #4
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Thumbs up thanks

hi everyone

thanks for your valuable replies, these docs will help me, i am sure
i will check this and get back to you

john k m
 
Old 07-16-2008, 05:48 AM   #5
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Thumbs up it is still not working

hi everyone

i tried as per the suggestions found in the sites
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/docum...=1-61-216878-1
http://bugs.opensolaris.org/view_bug.do?bug_id=6391828

but with no help, i got some useful commands such as mkdosfs, which are not working in my PC. I formatted my pen drive using FAT32 file system, i will once again remind you, i have solaris 10 x86, and i am having a P3 machine

pls help me

regards
john k m
 
Old 07-16-2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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I had problems with a USB mouse that didnt get detected in Solaris. But then I tried another USB mouse, and it worked fine. Maybe you could try another USB memory stick and see if it works?
 
Old 07-18-2008, 12:22 AM   #7
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Thumbs up thanks

hi, thanks for your reply, my pen drive works superb in my windows and redhat partitions, it only doesn,t work in solaris partition

i have also checked using other pen drives, the same case

john k m
 
Old 07-18-2008, 01:30 AM   #8
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You wrote you tried as per the suggestions. Did you really try using the pen drive with a recent Solaris Express release where several fat bugs are fixed ?

In any case, what does the OS report when you insert the usb device ? (dmesg)
 
  


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