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Old 03-02-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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How to mount a usb flash drive on Slackware

Hi, I was wondering how to mount a usb flash drive to my Slackware computer I edited the fstab and put sda1 in that then I made a directory called flash. Now when I use the command mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flash it says not a vaild block device any help?

Old 03-02-2006, 07:33 AM   #2
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I managed to mount my USB flash-disk on Slackware by following this tutorial:

PS: This topic has been posted many times in the forum so with a little search you will find the proper information I think.
Old 03-02-2006, 07:34 AM   #3
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Relative newbie here but I didn't have to edit fstab to mount a flash drive the way you are mounting it.Try changing fstab back to the way it was and try it

Alsocheck you /dev/ directory for other st# entries just in case something else is already associated with sda1.
Old 03-02-2006, 08:59 AM   #4
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Do you have usb-support in the kernel - or the modules for this loaded?
It appears that this is not the case - else the device would exist when you plug it in.
What does your system see the device as - look in the logs when you plug it in and pull it out there should be some info
Check /etc/fstab again.


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