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Old 10-14-2004, 09:34 AM   #1
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Must boot/login before inserting thumb drive

General question, not really a problem.

I'm running Redhat 9.

I finally got my system to recognize the USB ports and can mount a thumb drive, thanks to the posting here!

I have to boot and then login and then physically put the jump drive in the USB port in order to mount it, however. I can't just leave the thumb drive in the USB port at startup (it does not interfere with the boot process nor the login).

If I leave it in the USB port at the time I boot/login, I can't later mount the drive?

Why is this?

My fstab file line for the thumb drive is as follows:

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usbstick vfat user,noauto,unmask=0 0 0

What changes do I have to make where so I can just leave the stick in the USB port and mount whenever?


Old 10-14-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Have a look at
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
a) when inserting it after boot and
b) when it was plugged in during boot.

Also save the output of
in both cases and compare them.
dmesg > plugged.txt
dmesg > unplugged.txt
You get the idea.

You may have other SCSI devices, and there
device names may change depending on when
they are discovered.



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