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Old 01-03-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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USB flash drive mounting

I have the WalMart Special of USB drives, and I can't get Slackware 10.2 to recognize it, and I'm not sure where to start. The light on it turns on during boot and remains lit so its not having problems on that end. Is it compatible, and if so how do i mount it?

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Old 01-03-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Try this:

1: unplug the device if connected
2: issue the command `tail -f /var/log/messages` in a terminal window.
3: plug in usb drive

What does the log file say? also, run `dmesg` and see what is says and post info here. More information is needed for this.
Old 01-03-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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nothing happens when I plug it back in, and the light on the drive itself only blinks for a second and then stays off, so it isnt detecting it when plugged back in :/
Old 01-03-2006, 07:37 PM   #4
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I upgraded to the 2.6 kernel and now it recognizes it as

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0781:5150 SanDisk Corp. SDCZ2 Cruzer Mini Flash Drive (thin)

but when I mount it like

mount -t vfat /dev/sda/ /mnt/usb

I get that it isnt FAT but I formatted it in windows as FAT. So I'm not sure....
Old 01-03-2006, 07:40 PM   #5
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you have to specify a partition number:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
Old 01-03-2006, 07:45 PM   #6
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nm all is good praise be to kernel 2.6

and thanks crito i figured that out before I saw your post


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