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Old 06-13-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Having mount trouble


I used to be able to mount my USB drive very easily:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera
That was all it took.

Trying it today, /dev/sdb1 isn't a device, and it looks like the USB device is at /dev/sdd and is scsi emulated.

Then I try:
Code:
mount -t usbfs /dev/sdd /mnt/camera
but it doesn't work. I can't get to the files on the device.

I did recently update my OS again [to current], but I am not sure where I might have gone wrong.

Can someone help me figure this out? Thanks.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 10:54 PM   #2
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usbfs is like proc you don't use either of them for file storage, they exist for device management

When you plug in a USB drive of some type wait until you get the device (you have /dev/sdd)

Then mount that device the same way you used to mount it

Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera
becomes

Code:
mount /dev/sdd1 /mnt/camera
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:57 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spaceballs View Post
I used to be able to mount my USB drive very easily:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera
That was all it took.

Trying it today, /dev/sdb1 isn't a device, and it looks like the USB device is at /dev/sdd and is scsi emulated.

Then I try:
Code:
mount -t usbfs /dev/sdd /mnt/camera
but it doesn't work. I can't get to the files on the device.

I did recently update my OS again [to current], but I am not sure where I might have gone wrong.

Can someone help me figure this out? Thanks.
after you inserted your usb drive, wait for a few seconds
then type in
# cat /proc/partitions
look at the last column in last line, should say something like
sdb1 or sdc1, ...
that should be the device name you should use

# mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera
or
# mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/camera
...
according to what you got in /proc/partitions

you could also, as root, use
# blkid
and this displays all the visible partitions (device name in the 1st column,
and the filesystem type in the last column)
 
  


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