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leozumbado 06-10-2006 03:30 PM

Errors trying to mount USB Mass Storage Device
Alright, here's what's up... I'm trying to mount a USB Mass Storage device (just installed Slackware 9.1 and trying to get things up and running), but am not having much luck with a few things.

It seems that the device is recognized in the Info Center (KDE's), it shows up as a USB Storade Device and so on, however, I don't think it mounts it for me or anything of the like.

So when I go to mount it (after trying to load modules, editing fstab, so on), I get the error that /dev/sda7 is not a valid block device.

Wil be great to have maybe some steps to know what I need to have installed or configured to get the device up and running...

Trust me I have tried all, but i dont know what could be the problem, as you can see Im new in the Linux world...

Tuttle 06-10-2006 03:36 PM

Can you see anything relevant in /var/log/messages? Open a terminal and type "tail -f /var/log/messages" then plug it in and see what messages appear. You may need to be root.
Could be your kernel doesn't support that particular device.

T1ckT0ck 06-10-2006 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by leozumbado
is not a valid block device.

Quick question, has the device been formatted? If so, what type of filesystem?

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