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Old 10-07-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Cannot find USB device


hello. I cannot seem to find the device for my USB pen. The last i had was sdc, but i cannot seem to find this new one. i have tried to examine the dmesg several times, but to no avail. could anyone with knowledge read it and tell me if i missed something? that would be much apreciated

i know it is inconvinient to post it as a rapidshare download, but i was unsure of what parts of the output i could delete. I will re-upload on request, of course temp.txt
 
Old 10-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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After you inserted your usb stick, wait for a few seconds
then run this command:
Code:
cat /proc/partitions
you should get a list of all the partitions seen by the
system

Toward the end you should see the device name for your
usb pen drive, followed by the partitions (eg
sdb1 or sdc1 ...)

If you don't see it run (as root)
Code:
rescan-scsi-bus
to refresh the list of all scsi devices
then try again 'cat /proc/partitions'

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Old 10-07-2009, 04:58 PM   #3
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You don't list which operating system you are running, or which kernel you have which would help people help you. Anyway, try the command "lsusb" with the USB drive plugged in. It should show up in a list. For example, when I run "lsusb" I get the following :-

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 0457:0151 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. Super Flash 1GB / GXT 64MB Flash Drive
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0408:030c Quanta Computer, Inc. HP Webcam
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard Wireless (Bluetooth + WLAN) Interface [Integrated Module]
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

It's easy to see which is the usb drive.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 04:29 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Undermind View Post
i know it is inconvinient to post it as a rapidshare download, but i was unsure of what parts of the output i could delete. I will re-upload on request, of course temp.txt
Next time you could post it here using a CODE block, see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...94#post3696394 as an example how it looks like. If you want to store it elsewhere, www.pastebin.org is a good place for that, like people on IRC use it to not spam the IRC channel with endless logs.
 
Old 10-08-2009, 09:40 AM   #5
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Hello again people. for some reason i managed to plug the USB drive in wrongly... when i inserted it correctly, it mounted like a dream. Thanks for the help, and i'll keep it in mind for the next time.


man, i feel stupid xD
 
  


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