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Old 05-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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USB flash drive not mounted

Hey guys,

I have a Silicon power USB flash drive, the problem is, my Fedora 14 cannot recognize it.

cat /etc/mtab
cat /etc/fstab
Both commands do not show any indication that the device is recognized. Also, I tried

and the device is being showed. I was thinking that either this device might not be supported, or I still need to configure/install some drivers for this? Or may I have to modify something in the system?
Old 05-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #2
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Of course mtab and fstab wont show you anything.
mtab will show you only devices that are already mounted.
And fstab will only show you rules for devices that should normally be mounted during boot.

Your asumption is that the drive would be automatically mounted when you plug it in. This is not always the case.

If you're using gnome, it should indicate that the usb drive is available for mounting.
Otherwise you have to mount it manually.

On a side note: you know that you are using an unsupported version of fedora? You might considering upgrading.

Old 05-14-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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Using the
command with no arguments will give you, among other things, a list of devices that are mounted, where they are mounted from, their mount points and the type of file system being used.
Old 05-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #4
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Plug it in, lsblk should show you where it is.
dmesg | tail -n 10 will show you also.
parted -l will show you what file system it has.
Mount it. Something like
mount /dev/sdb1 /some/where
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