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Old 05-06-2004, 10:37 PM   #1
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help! cannot mount memory_card in mandrake 9.1

i have had no problem mounting my card by simply doing this:

mount /dev/sda1

until today when i had to do a lazy unmount

umount -l /dev/sda1

to get it to unmount

now, when i try to mount i get this:

mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

what does this mean?

anyone with knowledge on this, i am greatly appreciative!


Old 05-07-2004, 03:52 PM   #2
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Have you modified your /etc/fstab file?

There should be a line something like this (the exact options may vary but the important thing is that it starts with /dev/sda1):

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noatimes,noauto,users,sync 0 0

Can you please post the contents of your /etc/fstab? Perhaps there is an error in it.
Old 05-09-2004, 05:45 AM   #3
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i put this in, and it seems to work!


/dev/sda1 /mnt/memory_card vfat user,noauto,umask=0 0 0



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