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Old 09-19-2005, 05:22 AM   #1
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mounting usb-stick with kernel 2.6.13

After upgrading to 10.2 I wasn't able to mount my usb-stick anymore.
I'm using udev and mount it with KwikDisk which works perfectly on slack 10.1 with generic kernel 2.6.11. This is my fstab entry:

"/dev/uba1 /mnt/usb auto defaults,rw,noauto,user 0 0".

On slack 10.2 there is no /dev/uba1 anymore when the stick is plugged in and I'm asked to specify the filesystem. After checking udev settings and trying everything to figure out what the problem is I restored the 10.1 image and upgraded the kernel and modules only (2.6.13). The problem still occoured. So I recompiled the new kernel with the .config of 2.6.11, no success.

I think I need a good idea now.
Old 09-19-2005, 05:27 AM   #2
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In the 2.6.13 kernel the low performace usb driver has been disabled, so either recompile enabling it or if you examine the output of dmesg you'll probably find the usb device has been given a device simlilar to sda rather than uba
Old 09-19-2005, 09:03 AM   #3
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Here's my methodology for getting my USB stick to mount in 10.2 with the 2.6.13 kernel from testing.

1. Create a new folder in /mnt mine is called gizmo.

2. Edit /etc/fstab to include:
/dev/sda1 /mnt/gizmo vfat noauto,user 0 0

3. Edit /etc/rc.d/modules to unrem the following line:
# USB Mass Storage support:
/sbin/modprobe usb-storage

4. As I use KDE I create a new link to the device and point it at /dev/sda1.

There may be more elegant ways but at least this works.



After a fresh install on one of my Slackware boxes using the 2.6.13 kernel from testing, I've found that this time step 3 is unnecessary.

Last edited by dkpw; 11-01-2005 at 04:31 PM.
Old 09-19-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thank You!

The good idea was dmesg. Now it works.
All I had to do was changing "uba1" to "sda1" in fstab.
Kernel recompiling was not necessary.


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