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Old 09-25-2004, 03:17 PM   #1
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Flash Memory Key / How to mount in FC1


My question is for a Flash memory stick made by, "Flash-Key" with 256MB.

I haven't been able to get it to be recognized by the mount command.

My LapTop (Gateway 450SX) Dual-boots to WinXP Pro and when booted up to WinXP, if I right-click in Explorer on the drive and select Format..., it defaults to FAT32...
If I Right-Click on the Drive in Explorer and then on Properties, it shows FAT.

I am inclined to believe the stick is formatted as FAT32 (vs FAT16).

When I go to the website for the product:

and select the "Flash-Key" product, I can't seem to find confirmation for the File System Type.

I've logged in su root and tried:

mount -tauto /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash

and get a complaint of:

/dev/sda1: Input/output error

or, If I mount with:

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash

I get:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
or too many mounted file systems

Typing mount shows:

[root@localhost mnt]# mount
/dev/hda2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)

/etc/fstab at bootup shows:

[root@localhost mnt]# cat /etc/fstab
LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda1 /mnt/flash auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro 0 0

If I cat /proc/modules and grep for usb I get:

usb-storage 76192 0
scsi_mod 108168 5 [sr_mod ide-scsi sg sd_mod usb-storage]
usb-uhci 26380 0 (unused)
usbcore 79168 1 [usb-storage hid usb-uhci]

I believe, by default, kudzu does hardware detection and adds an entry for /dev/sda1 to /etc/fstab if I have the stick in the usb port at boot time.

Does anyone know how to get this Flash stick mounted?

Many thanks to the community in advance for your Help!,

Old 09-25-2004, 03:40 PM   #2
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I have the same problem(only on an other mp3 player) :'(
Old 09-25-2004, 06:10 PM   #3
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Follow-up info

I forgot to include the kernal version:

[root@localhost kernel]# pwd
[root@localhost kernel]# cat osrelease



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