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Old 06-15-2005, 04:26 AM   #1
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Where can I find my usb drive?

I'm trying to view the contents of my usb drive. I'm using Debian 3.1 with the 2.6 Kernel and when I type dmesg I get the following output:

usb 2-1: new high speed USB device using address 7
hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
hub 2-1:1.0: 1 port detected
usb 2-1.1: new high speed USB device using address 8
scsi2 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
Vendor: Generic Model: USB Flash Disk Rev: 1.00
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
SCSI device sda: 256000 512-byte hdwr sectors (131 MB)
sda: assuming Write Enabled
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
/dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: unknown partition table
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi2, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
USB Mass Storage device found at 8
in addition to this, lsusb gives me:

Bus 002 Device 008: ID 3538:0022 Power Quotient International Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 3538:0021 Power Quotient International Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:0047 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Could someone tell me what I need to do to actually access the contents of the drive?

Many thanks

Old 06-15-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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make a directory for mounting it (for example /mnt/usb/) and mount it with

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb
Old 06-15-2005, 04:36 AM   #3
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To access a usb drive you can add following lines to your /etc/fstab file

/dev/sda1 /mnt/usb_drive vfat noauto,users,rw,umask=0 0 0


mount /mnt/usb_drive
Old 06-15-2005, 04:41 AM   #4
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Got it sorted, thanks for the info but I had to specify the filesystem type.

In the end I used

mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/usb


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