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Old 11-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #1
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Updating from 10.3 to 11.3


Hey guys after FAILING!!! to get flash 10 working. I just decided to update to 11.3.

Bought a 8.0GB USB stick to copy files to.

USB DISK icon on visible on Desktop.
mounted on /media/USB DISK
Clicking on device properties it is read only. I can change permissions but that is only temporary.
Looking under my computer it is formated as vfat
device name is /dev/sdb

I can't copy any files to it. Can't see in terminal even being root as well.

Almost started the Partitioner in Yast but didn't want to accidently crash the system. That WOULD be my luck

Can't find a way to format it via GUI interface. Can I use something like fdisk in terminal. I guess I need to format it as ext3.

Thank You
Sam
 
Old 11-19-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Quote:
fdisk -l
to verify that it is indeed sdb1

Quote:
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
will format it as ext3 ...


although you really should not have to have you tried mounting it like this ?

Quote:
mount -t vfat -o rw,nosuid,nodev,quiet,shortname=mixed,uid=1001,gid=100,umask=077,iocharset=utf8 /dev/sdb1 /mnt/usbstick

Last edited by jkzfixme; 11-19-2010 at 01:59 PM.
 
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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BTW whats the issue with installing flash ? maybe I can help with that to ...

http://www.susegeek.com/multimedia/i...pensuse-linux/

any questions feel free to comment and I will clarify
 
Old 11-19-2010, 02:09 PM   #4
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whoops
 
Old 11-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thank You so much
Here is my terminal screen:
sam@linux-kzhj:~> su
Password:
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000780ae

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2874 38913 289491300 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2874 5484 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5485 38913 268518411 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 8179 MB, 8179140608 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7924 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x505d7d98

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 7923 7986352+ b W95 FAT32
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # mkfs.ext3 /dev/sbd1
mke2fs 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
Could not stat /dev/sbd1 --- No such file or directory

The device apparently does not exist; did you specify it correctly?
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
/dev/sdb1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # unmount /dev/sdb1
Error: Try the command: umount
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # umount /dev/sdb1
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
999424 inodes, 1996588 blocks
99829 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=2046820352
61 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information:

exit
done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 38 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.

I will start moving files over. Any other little tricks than can help?
Thank You
Sam
 
Old 11-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #6
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Tried moving some files to USB and still can't see it.
terminal Screen:
sam@linux-kzhj:~> su
Password:
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000780ae

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2874 38913 289491300 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2874 5484 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5485 38913 268518411 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 8179 MB, 8179140608 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7924 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x505d7d98

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 7923 7986352+ b W95 FAT32
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.40.2 (12-Jul-2007)
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
999424 inodes, 1996588 blocks
99829 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=2046820352
61 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 34 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # fdisk -1
fdisk: invalid option -- 1

Usage: fdisk [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK Change partition table
fdisk -l [-b SSZ] [-u] DISK List partition table(s)
fdisk -s PARTITION Give partition size(s) in blocks
fdisk -v Give fdisk version
Here DISK is something like /dev/hdb or /dev/sda
and PARTITION is something like /dev/hda7
-u: give Start and End in sector (instead of cylinder) units
-b 2048: (for certain MO disks) use 2048-byte sectors
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000780ae

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 262 2104483+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2 * 263 2873 20972857+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda3 2874 38913 289491300 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda5 2874 5484 20972826 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 5485 38913 268518411 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 8179 MB, 8179140608 bytes
32 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7924 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2016 * 512 = 1032192 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x505d7d98

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 7923 7986352+ b W95 FAT32
linux-kzhj:/home/sam #
Tried mounting it:
linux-kzhj:/home/sam # mount /dev/sdb1
mount: can't find /dev/sdb1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
linux-kzhj:/home/sam #
Time to do some homework
 
Old 11-20-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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For the heck of it. Rebooted my PC and it comes up as
8.2GB removable drive.

Under my computer it is showing being et3 format.
But when I do terminal as su
and the fdisk -l
It shows as Fat32

I can click on it and see a lost/found folder. And can open it.

Just need to be able to give me (local user) access to read and write to it.

Doing some more homework
 
Old 11-20-2010, 05:55 PM   #8
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Got that problem solved. Switched users to root. Went to my computer on desktop and right clicked in USB drive gave all rights to users. Now I am changing files over. Sometimes it's the simple things
 
  


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