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Old 01-21-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Weird Thumb Drive Issue

Greets all.

My distro is Slackware 11, with a custom compiled kernel at on a Compaq laptop.
I've never had this happen before building this kernel, but I can't mount my thumb drive. I tried putting both /dev/sda and /dev/sda1 in my fstab, and tried it from the command line with
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/thumb
and it keeps telling me the same thing...that "wrong fs type or bad superblock" message.

Like I said, this has never been a problem before (while running a stock kernel), and it works just fine when I plug it into my Mac so I know my thumb drive is ok. The usb-storage module is loaded according to lsmod. Is there something I might've taken out of my kernel config that would cause this? Or is there something else I need to load with a 2.6 series kernel?

Thanks for the help fellas.
Old 01-21-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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- SCSI device support
- SCSI disk support
- USB mass storage support (though that appears to be there)
Old 01-21-2007, 04:54 PM   #3
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wrong fs type or bad superblock

This is caused when the kernel does not recognize the file system type. Maybe you have not included vfat or ntfs in your new kernel.

In addition to checking for SCSI device support, as suggested by uselpa, you should see if you have included support for the file system type that is on the thumb drive.

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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I was wrong. Thought it was working, because one of those SCSI options wasn't compiled in, but after recompile still no go.

Again, usb_storage was in lsmod, and lsusb -v reported seeing the SanDisk Cruzer thumb drive, yet I still can't mount it. File system support itself (vfat) is compiled in, amongst several others. Any other ideas??

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