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Old 07-05-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question USB Mass Storage mounted as floppyfs instead of vfat...

i have a suse linux 9.1 installed up and running. the hotplugging with my usb camera works perfect but not with my mp3 player "xclef" (which is acutally a usb mass storage device).

how can i configure hotplug to mount this device with special config? i.e. with file system type vfat instead of floppyfs (when i plug in the device and i do some copying or large data transfer the system crashes completely...)

i also get this problem when i manually mount or unmount the device...

i don't want to disable hotplugging completely (it's a cool feature!). i also contacted suse linux support, they only say they work on it... and i also already browsed thru the pages of "Linux Hotplugging" homepage... but i doesn't help me...

can anybody help me?
Old 07-05-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ andiSS. I think you should be able to mount this manually -- can you post the exact error messages you get? I think that would be very helpful in diagnosing the situation -- J.W.
Old 07-06-2004, 02:15 PM   #3
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hello J.W.

the problem is, i do not get any error message, the system just crashes (freezes) completely. i does not respond to ANY keyboard or mouse action anymore...

so here is my sitation (current): when i plug in the xclef device it is automatically mounted. mount reports the following:

/dev/sda1 on /media/usb-storage-2BFF011802F2B399:0:0:0p1 type subfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,sync,fs=floppyfss,procuid)

where you can see fs=floppyfss and NOT vfat.

now my dilemma is, i have it already mounted...
when i mount it via

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

it seems to work ok... but as soon as i copy lots of data the system freezes...

i also would like not to mount/unmount it manually ...

how do i unmount now again..?
do i need fstab entries?
( i tried this, but then the automatically mount does not work at all and manually neither. when i try to mount it says:

/dev/sda1 is not a valid block device


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