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Old 07-31-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
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Can't mount USB Flash Drive on debian woody

Alright, the problem is the following:

I can't mount my Kingston Datatraveler 2.0 USB Flash Drive with debian. My fstab reads the following:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>               <dump>  <pass>
/dev/hda1       /               ext2    errors=remount-ro       0       1
/dev/hda5       none            swap    sw                      0       0
proc            /proc           proc    defaults                0       0
/dev/fd0        /floppy         auto    user,noauto             0       0
/dev/cdrom      /cdrom          iso9660 ro,user,noauto          0       0
#the next one is what I tried to use for the usb drive
/dev/sda1       /mnt/usb        vfat    noauto,users            0       0
I created a directory /mnt/usb, then executed "mount /mnt/usb". Then I got an error:

mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device
So... I installed usb storage support for my kernel ( with modconf ) and it loaded ok. I also tried checking out dmesg and it showed out that the usb support was loaded appropriately... but still it seems my usb drive isn't detected. I wonder why.

Im running Debian with kernel version 2.4.27-2-686.

Thanks for your help.

Old 07-31-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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I solved the problem... I hadn't installed usb-UHCI chipset drivers. Works fine now.


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