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Old 10-06-2005, 11:33 PM   #1
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usb mount hard drive

please help!!!
what's wrong with this. the command i use worked fine in redhat 8, but doesn't work in suse 8.0.

linux:/home/roman # mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /media/hitachi
mount: /dev/sda1 is not a valid block device

linux:/home/roman # cat /etc/fstab

/dev/hda3 / reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto ro,noauto,user,exec 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto noauto,user,sync 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
#/dev/sda1 /media/hitachi ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs noauto 0 0
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,noauto,user,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hda2 /windows/D vfat noauto,user 0 0
/dev/hdb1 /windows/E ntfs ro,noauto,user,umask=022 0 0
/dev/hda4 swap swap pri=42 0 0
/dev/sda1 /media/hitachi vfat noauto,users 0 0

linux:/home/roman # mount

/dev/hda3 on / type reiserfs (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
shmfs on /dev/shm type shm (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hda2 on /windows/D type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,user=roman)

linux:/home/roman # df

Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3 27655048 2442476 25212572 9% /
shmfs 159988 0 159988 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 30709296 21600608 9108688 71% /windows/D
Old 10-07-2005, 01:42 AM   #2
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Hi rpetrenko,
Are you sure that /dev/sda exists. You need to make sure that your system is puting the usb drive as the sda1 device. The best way to check this is by looking through the output of dmesg: "dmesg | less"

do a ls in /dev. What sd devices show up? If suse uses udev or devfs then the sd device that the usb drive belongs to should be the only one that shows up. If a whole bunch of devices are showing up then it is probably not using devfs or udev and just check dmesg for which one it is.
Old 10-07-2005, 01:49 AM   #3
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check it out graphically, too!

Go to YAST --> System --> Partitions

click on the correct partition and edit it and mount it.

Just my guess


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