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Old 02-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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usb stick

hey i'm using fedora core 3 and i need to mount my usb stick.
I tried mount /dev/sdb /mount/flash -t vfat
but i get the following
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb,
or too many mounted file systems

My usb disk is formatted in fat16.


Old 02-03-2005, 11:32 PM   #2
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Try mounting as auto...
It isn't an encrypted USB stick is it???
Old 02-04-2005, 12:51 AM   #3
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It is possible that Fedora automounted it for you when you plugged it in. Run the command "mount" with no arguments, and see if your usb stick is listed there. If it is, you should be able to simply copy files to it (on Mandrake 10, it gets auto mounted to /mnt/removable), and when you are done just unplug it (Wait for the files to finish copying first though!.

Also, are you sure that the usb stick is /dev/sdb and not /dev/sda or something else? Try the command "dmesg" and also "cat /proc/scsi/scsi".

I hope this helps


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