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Old 03-15-2002, 09:32 AM   #1
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mount pcmcia drive

I have a pcmcia eide drive that is formatted to fat32. I want to use it in linux but don't know how to mount it. It is revealed in control centre (suse 7.3) as being on card0. There is no reference to it in partion info.
Ive tried combinations of mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 to e1 and hdb5 to hde5.

Can someone help me with this.

Regards Richard
Old 03-15-2002, 11:20 AM   #2
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First let's see if it shows up as a block device. Try
 fdisk -l
Thsi should list all your drives and the partitions on them. Nornmally your on-board drive controllers will list the drives as hda/hdb, hdc/hdd, so you should look for something other than these in the output of your fdisk command.

If you can see what you believe to be the pcmcia drive, check to see that it is partitioned and formatted.

Post some results of your output in this forum if you still cat get it going.

Old 03-15-2002, 03:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I still can't egt it going, the output is:
fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 5836 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 3 24066 de Dell Utility
/dev/hda2 * 4 842 6739267+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda3 843 5836 40114305 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda5 843 1035 1550241 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda6 1036 2503 11791678+ b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda7 2504 3078 4618656 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 3079 3131 425691 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda9 3132 5836 21727881 83 Linux

The drive works fine in Win XP, so it is formatted ok. Any other thoughts, if its any help its an Amacom flip2 drive.

Regards Richard


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