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Old 07-14-2004, 06:08 PM   #1
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usb mounting troubles


I am using a apple G3 Notebook 500 mhz 2 usb 1.1. - fire-wire - lan- modem - dvd/cdrw.

Os Yellow Dog Linux 3.1 this is a red hat clone.

Since I mostly use Suse and only have some limited knowledge about Red Hat I am probably doing something wrong but I'm overlooking it completely. (unleashed didn't help)

I am using a card reader and an usb hd on the USB ports. Since the ports don't have enough power , I use a powered hub and the drive has its own power supply.

If I mount the card or the drive (drive example :
# mkdir /mnt/usbhd
# mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbhd (or card)

I can access the drive or card over the mount point
I see the pictures on the card, can copy files or can play music from the HD.

But if I make an entry in fstab and try to mount over the desktop - create new..... this does n't work. It does for the dvd/cd. Probably I am doing something wrong.

I have changed the accessrights for the mount point (as I made it as root) but want to be able as a user to access the drive .

There is of course the problem, that the device can get another name than sda1 if there are more devices, but I avoided that problem by concentrating on 1 device at a time.

Any hints?

Thanks.

CloudBuilder

Last edited by CloudBuilder; 07-14-2004 at 06:10 PM.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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Re:trouble with usb

Hello,

You have to change the fstab entry - auto, user

Normally, it should work.


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Old 07-15-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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Re: Re:trouble with usb

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Hello,

You have to change the fstab entry - auto, user

Normally, it should work.


Free_ouyo

Yes it should, but keep in mind that those things are not always on the same port and sometimes one is plugged in sometimes another and sometimes both and a flash stick as well.

They get sda1, sda2 and so on.

In suse it's simple, linux recognizes the device gives it a name and a mount point and you can mount by clicking the icon on the desktop.

Red Hat (YDL) has also the possibility to click on the desktop and then make a new device, but is does not show new devices (only the normal HD and CDR no USB devices). If you make the entries in the fstab it shows what's in the fstab, but if you click you get a mount error............

So what makes the trick work, I can live with it if I can access it, but I like it perfect.

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