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Old 08-09-2006, 01:03 PM   #1
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Having trouble mounting

It's a funny thing. I'm trying to mount a removable drive, (it's actually a card reader slot with an SD card in it formatted fat16). When the system boots up there is an error message that says: "device sdc1 doesn't exist". I know then that I won't be able to see it in a file browser such as Konqueror and I can't. The funny THINGS are as follows: there is an icon on my desktop (and root's too) that says 1.0 G Remova. . . When I launch it I can see the device, (there is a folder with a file in it and I can access the file). The other funny thing is that one time there wasn't an error message when I booted up. And then I could see the folder. In fact that was when I created the folder.

So, that one time, the device did exist. I can see it and access it in Windows. Very weird. If anybody knows what's going on please tell me. I have FC-5 and use KDE. Here is my /etc/fstab file. I added the last two lines. The next to last line works. (Oh yeah and I did hit Return at end of the last line.)

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda2 /win/J vfat uid=royeo,umask=0002 0 0
/dev/sdc1 /win/G vfat uid=royeo,umask=0002 0 0


PS. Now this morning there was no error message and sure enough I could see the folder. It's mounted now. But I'm worried what will happen when I reboot.
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What is the device name of the SD card? I'm curious why there isn't a /dev/sdb.

The automounting is handled by udev. When your device is mounted, find out which device it is. If it is /dev/sda2 or /dev/sdc1, add the noauto option since it is a removable device.

When you plug in a removable device, normally a mount point is created on the fly under the /media directory. Sometimes it is given the name of the mounted device such as "/media/SanDisk".

There is a Redhat Magazine link explaining udev:


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