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Old 01-03-2005, 08:34 AM   #1
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help about USB flash drive


on my VAIO memory stick is ok i can find on devices but not same for USB flash memory any help i am using a 9.2 pro
 
Old 01-03-2005, 09:59 AM   #2
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Plug it in and then look under /media
 
Old 01-03-2005, 10:03 AM   #3
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yes but no succes
 
Old 01-03-2005, 10:04 AM   #4
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on media is just dvd rom and memory stick
 
Old 01-04-2005, 12:20 AM   #5
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cat /proc/partitions
It will tell you the device names of all hard drives and partitions on your system. USB drives are usually treated as scsi devices. You will probably find sda and sda1 in the list.

create a mount point:
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mkdir /mnt/usb
and mount it with:
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mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:48 AM   #6
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is bot working i cans see a scsi on the hardare list
 
Old 01-04-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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Which scsi do you see? Try pulling the USB drive out. Which scsi disapears?

If you see sda, sda1, sda2, and sda3 then I would try to mount /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, /dev/sda3. (don't bother to mount /dev/sda unless it it the only thing in the list)
 
Old 01-04-2005, 07:00 PM   #8
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output:

vaio:~ # cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

3 0 29297520 hda
3 1 14643216 hda1
3 2 1052257 hda2
3 3 13599022 hda3
8 16 1048576 sdb
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:21 AM   #9
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That's weird, but oh well.

Make sure you have a mount point created that you can use. Example, same as above:

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mkdir /mnt/usb
And then try this:

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mount /dev/sdb /mnt/usb
This should work, but only temporarily. To make it "permanent" you will need to add a line to your /etc/fstab file. I can't guaranty that the drive will always remain /dev/sdb. You may need to check every now and again. After you're through, though it probably doesn't matter, it is a good idea to unmount the volume:
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umount /dev/sdb
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:32 AM   #10
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after writing the mount /dev/sdb /mnt/usb function i can get no output on shell window and the windows hangs i must kill the window to close it ??
 
Old 01-05-2005, 12:36 PM   #11
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is it partitioned? try either
/dev/sdb -t auto /mnt/usb
/dev/sdb1 -t auto /mnt/usb
 
Old 01-05-2005, 01:52 PM   #12
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KohlyKohl:

If you read his "cat /proc/partitions" list you will see that sdb is listed, but sdb1 is not. It is not partitioned, nor does it necisarilly need to be. You can treat an entire drive as one big partition. This is rare, but not that unusual.

The "-t auto" is assumed by default. If you don't tell mount what file system the volume has, it knows to automatically detect it.

deepdark:

A good question to ask might be, is it formated? I'd be surprised if it wasn't. Have you used it on another system?

If it hangs, you should be able to ctrl+c to terminate the process. You might want to let it sit for a minute or two to see if it will give you an error message. Then you should check "tail dmesg" to see the last few system messages. This might reveal why it isn't mounting. You can also check "tail /var/log/messages".

By the way, just to verify that we're dealing with the correct device: try doing a "cat /proc/partitions", and then pull out the drive and do it again. The sdb should disappear if it really is the USB drive.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 03:30 PM   #13
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jes is formated in xp and i have a stuff inside
 
Old 01-05-2005, 11:38 PM   #14
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Mine made my XP system decide to turn itself off last night. It works fine on my SuSE box, it appears in the my computer section as a usb drive.
 
  


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