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Old 01-17-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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USB ext hd, Knoppix 3.7

Ok, here's my sob story (newb, completely),

I installed Knoppix after XP crapped out on me about a week ago, installing that because, well, it was what I had and had booted into before.

Now I'm trying very unsuccessfully to get it to recognize some of my hardware, in particular my Maxtor One-Touch external USB drive. After rifling through my fstab, I realized that, for whatever reason, it (and obviously mtab) were still using usbdevfs instead of usbfs. So I changed whatever instances I found of that, and added a /dev/dsa1 line to fstab, to no avail. It gave me an error about /mnt/sda1/ not being a real mount point even though I can plainly see in the /mnt/ dir there is an /sda1/ listed there. I'm lost. Completely. I'll put up my fstab, if maybe there's somthing weird with it, but I took out the /dev/sda1/ line I put it since it was plainly not working.

/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy vfat defaults,user,noauto,showexec,umask=022 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec,noauto 0 0
/dev/cdaudio /cdaudio iso9660 defaults,ro,user,noexec,noauto 0 0
# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1 ext3 noauto,users,exec 0 0
# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda4 none swap defaults 0 0
# Added by KNOPPIX
/dev/hda5 none swap defaults 0 0

So that's it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 01-17-2005, 04:26 PM   #2
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No one has anything? This is really frustrating, any way you could help would be appreciated.


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