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Old 04-16-2005, 06:48 AM   #1
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mount /dev/sda1 doesn't work

I've just changed from Fedora Core 2 to Slackware 10.1 which my friend installed.
I used mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb to mount usb drives to my /mnt/usb directory in Fedora but everytime I try and do the dame in Slackware I keep getting the messege:
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

I have also used mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb but it gives the same result

Thanks a lot.

Also, does anyone know any good battery monitoring programs for fluxbox, thanks.
Old 04-16-2005, 06:59 AM   #2
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try your kernel

your kernel my not be supporting the usb device. what kernel are you running?
Old 04-16-2005, 07:11 AM   #3
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you might want to read threw this forum, see if it helps you out
Old 04-16-2005, 08:04 AM   #4
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I am running 2.4.29
Old 04-16-2005, 11:11 AM   #5
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hey just run

fdisk -l

to see what devices u have and then mount them

Old 04-17-2005, 06:13 AM   #6
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/dev/sda1 is not a valid block device... i got this error once becuz i did not plug my usb tightly. So check whether u have plugged it right if u did and it doesnt detect , then why dont you switch to knoppix... u can use usb or any plug and play device easily. The most usre frendly linux i have ever seen is knoppix.
I tried rh9/fedora and other distros. But they are not good for newbies.

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Old 04-17-2005, 10:42 AM   #7
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As for monitoring battery status, I have messed about with Torsmo on my ancient laptop. It is a bit tricky to set up, though. But it fits in very well with Flux.


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