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Old 11-20-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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cannot find sda or sdb for mounting pen drive in RH9


I am using RH9 ( i know, its old) and i can't mount my Kingston data traveller. when i plug in my pen drive and type fdisk -l, i don't see any sda or sdb. has anyone experienced this problem before? Please help ! Thanks.
Old 11-20-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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to check your usbdisk is getting detected do the following then insert it to the machine
$ tail -f /var/log/messages
Old 11-20-2006, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hi apsivam,

i got this after typing that:
Nov 21 11:16:54 localhost gconfd (root-3103): Resolved address "xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only config source at position 2
Nov 21 11:28:45 localhost kernel: hub.c: new USB device 00:1d.7-1, assigned address 2
Nov 21 11:28:45 localhost kernel: usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x930/0x6532) is not claimed by any active driver.
Nov 21 11:28:48 localhost /etc/hotplug/usb.agent: Setup usb-storage for USB product 930/6532/100
Nov 21 11:28:49 localhost kernel: Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
Nov 21 11:28:49 localhost kernel: usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
Nov 21 11:28:49 localhost kernel: scsi1 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Nov 21 11:28:49 localhost kernel: USB Mass Storage support registered.
Nov 21 11:28:49 localhost kernel: usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:1d.7-1 address 2
Nov 21 11:28:50 localhost devlabel: devlabel service started/restarted

what does this mean?
Thanks !
Old 11-20-2006, 09:41 PM   #4
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RH9 might be too old. I have the same problem on a RH8 box in combination with a specific memory stick (others work).
Needed a kernel update to fix and that was something that I was not willing to do on that box.


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